[X]press wins top awards at ACP convention
March 2, 2008 11:12 AM
The Golden Gate [X]press took home several top awards at the Associated Collegiate Press National College Newspaper Convention this weekend, including first place in the Best of Show Newspaper Web Site contest.
The event, held in San Francisco this year from Feb. 28 to March 2, provided college newspaper staff writers, editors and advisors from across the nation with workshops and a look at other college newspapers.
Other top awards came from the California College of Media Association, where several [X]press staff members won top awards in the weekly college newspaper categories.
Sports writer David Agrell won first place in the Best Sports Story contest, with his article about SF State's athletic recruiting process.
[X]press magazine placed second in the General Magazine Excellence contest for its democracy issue.
The [X]press dominated the photography awards, sweeping the News Photo contest. Multimedia photo editor Stephen Lam won first place, while last semester's newspaper photo editor Steven Simonetti and current staff photographer Eric Lawson placed second and third, respectively. Lawson also took third place for the Feature Photo contest. In the same category, magazine photography editor Darlene Bouchard took home second place. Newspaper photo editor Scott Fong placed second in the Sports Action Photo contest.
For newspaper design, [X]press took home a second place finish for a news design page by Curtis Steudeman.
The [X]press newspaper placed seventh in the Best of Show Newspaper Award in the four-year university weekly tabloid category.
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