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Loyola University New Orleans Journalism Students Bring Home National Awards

Loyola press release - October 25, 2016

The Maroon, Loyola’s 93-year-old student newspaper, brings home prizes from the Associated Collegiate Press

The Loyola University New Orleans student-run newspaper, The Maroon, has once again earned top marks from the Associated Collegiate Press, the largest and oldest national membership organization for college student media in the U.S. Loyola students competed against peers from the nation’s top journalism programs to win these national awards.

The Associated Collegiate Press presented The Maroon on Saturday with three awards earned by three students during the 2015-2016 academic year:

· Fifth place for Best Brochure/Rate Card - Khadija Aziz

· Sixth Place for Multimedia Story of the Year - Mark T. Robinson

· Eighth Place for Feature Story of the Year - Nicholas Reimann

“I’m so proud of our staff for their consistently good work in all areas of the newsroom, from print to ad sales to multimedia,” said managing editor and Loyola senior Colleen Dulle. “It’s an honor to have that work recognized on a national scale, and I look forward to seeing what else we can do this year.”

The School of Mass Communication at Loyola University New Orleans has won more than 150 awards over the last two years, including a national Pacemaker Award, considered the “Pulitzer Prize of College Journalism.”

Students in Loyola’s journalism and strategic communications program learn multimedia skills on cutting-edge technology and equipment, including The Maroon’s state-of-the-art newsroom. All students in the School of Mass Communication participate in a capstone sequence – a final course which brings together all of the skills and knowledge learned throughout years of study at the university.

“We are proud to see our students in the School of Mass Communication continue to receive major recognition. We expect nothing but the best from them, knowing that they will always be able to use the skills, knowledge and solid ethical foundation they acquired at Loyola,” said Sonya F. Duhé, Ph.D., Loyola professor and director of the School of Mass Communication.

Duhé praised Loyola Student Media adviser and instructor Michael Giusti ‘00, M.B.A. ’12, a former editor at New Orleans CityBusiness, for the outstanding work he does with students, treating and educating them as practicing professionals.

“The students did some great work this year, and it shows in these national awards. Their work puts them in the top tier of journalists in the country,” Giusti said.