The 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.