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March 26, 2012
The Columbia Scholastic Press Association has announced its top awards for collegiate publications at Columbia University, and CSU’s student media won top national honors in digital media and printed categories.
College Avenue magazine and the Rocky Mountain Collegian were awarded Gold Crowns for digital media. Both CSU student publications also won Silver Crowns (second place nationally) for their printed editions. College Avenue was one of two digital magazines to win the top honor and the Collegian was among eight digital news Gold Crown winners.
This year 1,351 print magazines, newspapers and yearbooks and 182 digital publications of the current CSPA members were eligible to enter the Crown Awards. Judging for printed publications took place at Columbia University from December 17-19, 2011, by the Board of Crown Judges. Publications were judged on writing/editing, design, content, concept, photography, art and graphics. Online news media were judged at Columbia in February 2012.
Two digital magazines, eight digital news, seven college magazines, seven newspapers and seven yearbooks received Gold Crown Awards while 30 other college publications received the second highest CSPA award, known as the Silver Crown. Gold Crowns have been presented annually since 1983, and Silver Crowns have been given since 1984.
The Awards Convocation took place at Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University, New York City, on March 18.
The CSPA is an international student press association uniting student journalists and faculty advisers at schools and colleges through educational conferences, idea exchanges and award programs. Owned and operated by Columbia University since 1925, the Association offers three major services:
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