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The Vermont Cynic earns a national prize

November 3, 2008

UVM’s own Vermont Cynic placed as one of the top five weekly university tabloid newspapers at the National College Media Convention’s Best of Show competition yesterday in Kansas City, Mo.

The contest, which draws entries from around the country, is judged by local journalists and national judges on critieria ranging from news value to photography to leadership.

The issue that everyone is talking about!
The issue that everyone is talking about!

In an e-mail sent today to the newspaper’s editorial staff, Cynic Editor Dakota Rubin wrote: “The conference was chalk full of great sessions and interesting speakers, but it was also a chance to compare the Cynic to other newspapers from around the country.  We got our paper critiqued by an adviser and he had really good things to say about our newspaper, which was very encouraging.

“We also submitted our newspaper for the best in show awards and PLACED FIFTH in the weekly tabloid category.  This is huge.  We are a great newspaper and it is thanks to all of your hard work.  We beat out some of the best schools in the country for this honor.”

The top five newspapers in the competition, which is sponsored by Associated Collegiate Press and College Media Advisers, were:

4-year weekly tabloid

1. Guilfordian, Guilford College, Greensboro, N.C.
Ben Dedman, editor
Jeff Jeske, adviser

2. Spinnaker, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Fla.
Holli Welch, editor
Joshua Stewart, adviser

3. Excalibur, York University, Toronto, Ont.
Subha Arulvarthan, editor

4. Pendulum, Elon University, Elon, N.C.
Olivia Hubert Allen, editor
Colin Donohue, adviser

5. Cynic, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vt.
Dakota Rubin, editor
Chris Evans, adviser

The Cynic was the only paper from Vermont to place in the competition. For a complete list of winners, go to ACP’s award’s page.

Just for fun, you can also see the page that The University of Vermont gave The Cynic’s honor by clicking here.



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