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May 14, 2013

Students: May 1, 2013


Cardinal Points, the student newspaper of SUNY Plattsburgh, has been awarded third place overall in the college division of the New York Press Association 2012 Better Newspaper Contest. Cardinal Points earned 55 points overall. The Ithacan of Ithaca College took first with 76 points, and The Statesman of SUNY Stony Brook finished second with 60 points. The entries were judged by members of the North Carolina Press Association. Cardinal Points earned first-place honors in design. Judges wrote: “Excellent design and graphics. Broadsheets can present a challenge, but the staff of this newspaper comes through on every page.” The Cardinal Points staff placed first in editorial writing as well. The judges said: “These editorials define important problems and offer practical solutions in clear, straightforward prose.” Ben Rowe, editor-in-chief during the contest time frame, was the second-place winner in the news story category. The North Carolina judges wrote: “Good lede, use of illustration, photos and interviews that make an informative article with a satisfying resolution.” Associate Fuse Editor Ian Tully took third-place honors for column writing. “Ian is unafraid to stick his neck out there and is good at making a strong argument — sustained throughout each paragraph with the forces of research and intellect,” the judges commented. Shawn Murphy, professor of journalism and Cardinal Points adviser, cited Rowe for his “remarkable leadership skills.”

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