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Spectrum newspaper earns awards

The NDSU Spectrum student newspaper received several prestigious awards at the Associated Student Press “Best of the Midwest” Journalism Convention held Jan. 29-31 in Minneapolis.

The newspaper received these honors:

• “Best of Show” award in the four-year weekly newspaper category

• “Best of Show” award for its website, large-school category

• Third Place, Special Edition category

Erica Nitschke, Spectrum editor-in chief, is a senior majoring in political science. Spectrum web and managing editor Linda Norland is a senior majoring in new media and web design.

"We had a pretty fantastic weekend, and I think we exceeded our own expectations. We're truly thankful for the recognition we've received; it makes the long hours and late nights spent in the office and around the community feel worth it," Nitschke said. "We're back this week feeling energized and more ambitious than ever. I know this staff can continue to do great things for our paper and our campus in the remaining semester."

Spectrum staff also received numerous Individual awards:

• Emily Beaman, a senior majoring in visual arts and Spectrum graphic designer, received second place for single page design and eighth place for single page design

• Jack Dura, a senior majoring in journalism and Spectrum head news editor, received ninth place in the news story category.

• Kim Hill, a second-year pharmacy student and Spectrum contributing photographer, received second place in the news photo category.

• Gabby Hartze, a junior dietetics major and Spectrum photo editor, received seventh place in the news photo category.

• Benjamin Norman, a senior English education major and Spectrum head copy editor, and Allison Pillar, a senior majoring in new media and web design and Spectrum contributor, received third place in the multimedia package category.

A full list of university and individual award winners is available here.

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