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MCTC Student Newspaper Named “Best of the Midwest” Among 2-Year Colleges

Posted on: February 20th, 2015 by insidemctc No Comments

City College News, MCTC's student newspaperThe Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) student newspaper, City College News (CCN), finished first among two-year college newspapers at the Associated Collegiate Press Best of the Midwest convention this spring. Student newspapers from across the Midwest took part in the competition, and newspapers from Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and South Dakota were represented.

In addition to the award, CCN photographer Chris Juhn was awarded second place for best news photo.

“I thought these awards were very deserving,” said Gabe Hewitt, CCN features editor and former CCN editor-in-chief. “The people who put together this paper work really hard and are passionate about what they do, ensuring the college news coverage is current, relevant and articulate.”

The conference, held in downtown Minneapolis, featured workshops for attendees emphasizing the importance of storytelling, as well as a keynote address by award-winning KARE 11 photojournalist Boyd Huppert.

“MCTC’s City College News is a source of pride in our community,” said MCTC Interim President Avelino Mills-Novoa. “Thank you to all who make CCN such a dynamic force on our campus.”

Photo: From left to right, Alison Bergblom-Johnson, ACP Executive Director Diana Mitsu Klos, Kassidy Curry, Chris Juhn, Gabe Hewitt and Porsha Allen.

MCTC City College News Wins Best of Show 2012

Posted on: February 16th, 2012 by insidemctc 1 Comment

MCTC’s student newspaper City College News won first place in the Best of Show category for two-year college newspapers at the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) Best of the Midwest College Journalism Convention Feb. 10 – 12, 2012.

City College News Editor-in-Chief, Cassiopaea Tambolini also won a first place Editorial/Commentary award for an opinion piece in the City College News.

Congratulations to all of the staff and reporters at the City College News! Check out the excellent work they do on the City College News website!

For a full list of award winners please visit the ACP website.

About the Best of the Midwest College Journalism Convention, from the ACP website:

“The Best of the Midwest Convention is a gathering of college news journalists and advisers working with print and online media. Associated Collegiate Press prepares about 30 practical learning sessions, including general topic keynotes, problem-solving breakouts and discussion groups. Other convention activities include ACP’s Best of Show contest for general excellence, Best of the Midwest individual contests, a reception, and critiques of student news media.

With typical attendance of around 225 delegates, the ACP Best of the Midwest gathering has become an annual place to seek solutions, share success stories, discover trends and network with students and advisers from around the greater Midwest region.”

City College News Wins Best in Show!

Posted on: November 2nd, 2011 by insidemctc No Comments

MCTC’s student newspaper City College News took third place in the Associate Collegiate Press Best of Show for two-year, 4-16 page publications at the National College Media Convention Oct. 26-30 in Orlando, FL.

“The networking and knowledge gained from this convention was priceless,” said Editor in Chief Aaron DuBois.

Congratulations to all of the staff and reporters at City College News!

The National College Media Convention is the largest gathering of college journalists and advisers in the world. Associated Collegiate Press and College Media Advisers partner to prepare nearly 400 practical and professional learning sessions, from high-profile keynotes to specific, problem-solving breakouts, hands-on workshops and discussion groups. College Broadcasters, Inc., arranges a slate of broadcast-oriented speakers. Other convention activities include an exhibit hall with vendors who sell to student media, ACP’s Best of Show contest, receptions, awards convocations, critiques and a newspaper job fair.

With typical attendance of more than 2,300 delegates, the annual fall gathering has become the place to seek solutions to the most challenging publishing and broadcasting problems, share success stories, see what’s new in the media marketplace, discover trends and network with students and advisers from the United States, Canada and often other countries.