Cedars won the general excellence award for the fourth straight year as the best college newspaper in its division of the Ohio Newspaper Association‘s annual contest. Cedars won eight awards in seven different categories to accumulate the most points in Division B to win the Frank E. Deaner Award for Excellence in College Journalism.
Five Division B schools submitted entries in the contest’s 10 categories. Division B included schools with 9,999 or fewer students. This year marked the first time college newspapers were divided according to student enrollment. In previous years, the two collegiate divisions have been split between daily and non-daily newspapers. The contest awards first, second and third place in each category.
Cedars took first for best design, photojournalism, headline writing and multimedia package. ReadCedars.com earned best website for the second straight year.
Winning entries include:
- Design: a package including the November 2014, February 2015 and April 2015 editions
- Photojournalism: photos by Jillian Philyaw and Tianle (David) Li
- Headline writing: “Peeling back the SCAB,” “No Time Like the Present,” and “The FBI: Where Dreams Come True“
- Multimedia: Emily Paul’s video telling Melinda Pinkerton’s story of battling NF2
Cedars placed second in Arts & Entertainment for Dominique Jackson’s Student Spotlight on Nathan Price and third for Nate Spanos’ Spotlight package of Kyria Luxon, Joseph Vadala and Simon Yeh. Cedars also placed third in opinion writing by Erik Johnson, marking the first time Cedars has won in that category.
The Ohio State University’s “Lantern” received the general excellence award in Division A.