Best in show

PHILADELPHIA – The Washtenaw Voice brought home a first place award  in the Best of Show competition at the recent National College Media Convention in Philadelphia earlier this month.

More than 4,000 college journalists and their advisers from across the nation and Canada attended the five-day conference, which featured about 325 sessions on every topic in the media spectrum, as well as keynote speeches on critical topics including campus rape and the rise of digital media.

College newspapers, news websites, magazines and yearbooks were judged by industry experts. The Voice finished first in its category for the first time. In the previous six years, the newspaper has finished second, third three times, fifth and sixth.

“Those who built The Voice into what it is today have been known for always setting the bar higher. It’s good to know that we’re carrying on that tradition,” said Voice Editor Natalie Wright. “We have an incredible team of students who work so hard every day to put out a newspaper that will inform and bring pride to our campus community. I am so grateful for every single student who has contributed to our paper this year and to our readers and supporters for motivating us.”

To read more about the students’ visit to this historic East Coast city, view their postcards at washtenawvoice.com

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