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Student Voice Staff win Wisconsin Newspaper Association Awards

FEB. 23, 2007--Three journalists from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls student newspaper were honored in the 2006 Better Newspaper and Advertising Contest, sponsored by the Wisconsin Newspaper Association (WNA). The awards for collegiate newspapers were announced Feb. 9 during the WNA convention in Wisconsin Dells.

"The awards acknowledge the work that these student journalists do and shows that the Student Voice produces award-winning work," said Andris Straumanis, an assistant professor of journalism and advisor to the student newspaper.

Helen Clarke of Woodbury, Minn., won second place for editorial writing for her piece criticizing the methods of anti-abortion activists on campus, "Protestors Lack Respect." Clarke was the editor of the Student Voice through fall semester 2006 and is now an education reporter for the Manitowoc (Wis.) Herald Times Reporter.

Student Voice assistant editor Jennie Oemig of Cornell, Wis., won second place for feature writing. Her story, "The Heat is On," examined what goes on behind the scenes at the central heating plant on campus.

"Illegal Leaking," an investigative report on the problem of public urination in downtown River Falls, garnered a certificate of merit for Student Voice page editor Keighla Schmidt of Cologne, Minn.

Established in 1853, the Wisconsin Newspaper Association is the oldest press association in the world. The statewide competition is an annual event, celebrating achievement in news writing and advertising.


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