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The Maroon named "All American" by Associated Collegiate Press

Loyola press release - June 11, 2015

For the second year in a row, the Loyola University New Orleans student-run newspaper, The Maroon, has earned top marks from the Associated Collegiate Press.

The Associated Collegiate Press gave the Maroon “All American” honors, their highest ranking, in several areas. The Maroon received five “Marks of Distinction” for: coverage and content; writing and editing; photos, art and graphics; layout and design; and leadership. When The Maroon received this honor in 2014, it marked the first time in more than 20 years that the Maroon earned the distinction.

“It’s no surprise that our students in the School of Mass Communication continue to receive major recognition. We expect nothing but the best from them, with the hope they always are able to use the skills and knowledge they acquired at Loyola,” said Sonya F. Duhé, Ph.D., Loyola professor and director of the School of Mass Communication.

Duhé also attributes the students’ success to The Maroon’s state of the art multimedia newsroom, as well as stellar faculty, including Loyola Student Media adviser and instructor Michael Giusti ‘00, M.B.A. ‘12.

“It's one thing for me to tell the staff that they are doing good work. It is a whole other thing to have an independent industry group tell them that they are elite," said Giusti.

Already this academic year, the School of Mass Communication has won 65 awards across the board in journalism, advertising and public relations. Last month, Loyola’s Bateman team earned its ninth national title in the Bateman Case Study Competition. In April, The Maroon was awarded a “Collegiate Gold Crown,” the highest honor given annually by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association to college publications, and also won 12 awards from the Society of Professional Journalists in their regional competition. In March, The Maroon was ranked the second best college newspaper in the Southeastern Journalism Conference’s collegiate journalism competition. Earlier in the year, three advertising students also won Addy awards from the Ad Club of New Orleans.

The Associated Collegiate Press is the largest and oldest national membership organization for college student media in the U.S.

Read more about the Maroon’s multimedia newsroom here.