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Clarkson University Student Newspaper Takes Second-place Award at National Journalism Conference
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Clarkson University’s student newspaper, the Clarkson Integrator, earned a second-place best of show award for a weekly publication at a four-year university during the Collegiate Press Student Journalism Conference in Seattle, Wash., last month.
“Our short-handed and very dedicated staff has worked hard for the past several semesters and this is a great reward,” said Robert Trerice, 2011-2012 editor-in-chief.
The Clarkson Integrator bested several universities and colleges that have comprehensive journalism programs and was topped only by York University in Toronto.
“I have never seen a college newspaper printed in the form of a game,” said Ken Kobré, professor of photojournalism at San Francisco State University, referring to the Integrator’s Monopoly edition, which won the award. “It is a beautiful gift to the community.”
Attending the conference were Trerice, a senior communication and media and social documentation major from Waterbury, Conn.; Sports Editor Katherine F. Houston, an exchange student from Ashburton, Victoria, Australia, majoring in communication and media; Managing Editor William A. Wimmer, a sophomore history major from Carthage, N.Y.; Features Editor Rajiv Narula, a research associate from Calcutta, India; and advisor Christopher Lenney.
Integrator staff who played a role in the award-winning edition, but were not able to attend the conference, included Arts and Entertainment Editor Daniel Ismael Aguilar-Bellinger, a freshman environmental science and policy major from Pulaski, N.Y.; Photo Editor Zachary H. Durocher, a junior communications & media major from Malta, N.Y.; 2012-2013 Editor-in-chief Mandie A. Hajek, a communications & media and history double major from Hammond, N.Y.; Assistant Editor Taylor J. Mextorf, a sophomore history and literature major from Albany, N.Y.; and Web Editor Alexis Werchowski, a junior history major from Oriskany, N.Y.
The gathering offered a series of short courses for students of the more than 100 schools in attendance on a variety of journalism issues. Courses ranged from photojournalism to how to effectively lay out a good newspaper. The speakers came from from prominent members of the Associated Press, advisors, and students.
While at the conference, the students were able to network and share ideas and strategies with those in attendance. The attendees of the conference were able to see a prescreening of the movie “Silent House” and attend a press conference with the directors on the following day.
The students also explored the city of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest and immersed themselves in the local culture, learning not only about journalism, but also about the region and its people.
Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.
Photo caption: Clarkson University’s student newspaper, the Clarkson Integrator, earned a second-place best of show award for a weekly publication at a four-year university during the Collegiate Press Student Journalism Conference in Seattle, Wash. Front row (left to right): Features Editor Rajiv Narula, Arts and Entertainment Editor Daniel I. Aguilar-Bellinger, 2011-2012 Editor-in-chief Robert Trerice, Photo Editor Zachary H. Durocher, and Web Editor Alexis Werchowski. Back row: Assistant Editor Taylor J. Mextorf, 2012-2013 Editor-in-chief Mandie A. Hajek, and Managing Editor William A. Wimmer.