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Student Media honored at national conferences

November 12, 2010

Three national organizations have honored the Rocky Mountain Student Media organization with honors, in the areas of reporting for broadcast and print media, print photography, design and multimedia package.

CTV and KCSU take top honors

Lisa Ferguson won the Best News Reporting category for a story about eco-conservation in Mexico. The CSU Health Network PSA by Mary Timby, Nic Tapia and Nick Sebesta won for Best Public Service Announcement.

And the KCSU-FM/CTV collaboration, Colorado Music Lounge, won the Best Technical Production award for a program featuring local musician Danielle Ate the Sandwich.

The Colorado Broadcasters, Inc. competition features entries by college students from across the country in eleven television categories. CSU won more first place awards than any other college or university.

Two other CTV entries were also finalists in the Best General Entertainment program category. KCSU-FM disc jockey Nick Penney was a finalist for Best DJ.

Among best in nation

The Rocky Mountain Collegian maintains its reputation as one of the top student-run dailies in the nation. From the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, Reporter Aaron Hedge received a first place Gold Circle award for personality profile, and reporters Maggie Canty and Lincoln Greenhaw received second place awards for in-depth and news feature writing, respectively.

College Avenue was also honored by the CSPA. Phil Lindeman was given a second place Gold Circle award for his piece on prostitution in Fort Collins, while Stephanie Scott and Sean Kessell were also awarded second place for the cover design of the spring edition.

Additionally, both publications were recognized as some of the nation’s best-designed student publications by College Media Advisers and the Association of Collegiate Press.

The cover of the spring edition of College Avenue and the April, 29, 2010 cover of the Verve were awarded second place in the magazine and section cover categories, respectively. Below is a complete list of awards given to the Collegian and College Avenue magazine.

Gold Circle Awards

Columbia Scholastic Press Association, 2010

College Avenue magazine:
  • Second place, Cover design for magazines: Sean Kessel & Stephanie Scott
  • Second place, Non-fiction article for magazines: Phil Lindeman
The Rocky Mountain Collegian
  • First place, Personality profile for newspapers: Aaron Hedge
  • Second place, In-depth news/feature story for newspapers: Maggie Canty
  • First place, In-depth news/feature story for newspapers: Aaron Hedge
  • Second place, Art/Illustration: Portfolio of work for newspapers: Nick Marranzino
  • Second place, Single spot news photograph, color for newspapers: Nick Lyon
  • Second place, News feature for newspapers: Lincoln Greenhaw
  • Third place, Photo illustration, Single black and white image for newspapers: Samantha Baker
  • Certificate of Merit, In-depth news/feature story for newspapers: Alexandra Sieh
  • Certificate of Merit, News writing for newspapers: J. David McSwane
  • Certificate of Merit, Personal opinion, Off-campus issues for newspapers: Erik Myers
  • Certificate of Merit, News feature for newspapers: Matt Minich
  • Certificate of Merit, Sidebar writing for newspapers: Aaron Hedge
  • Certificate of Merit, Overall design, Broadsheet format for newspapers: Staff

Best of Collegiate Design

CMA/ACP, 2010

The Rocky Mountain Collegian:
  • Honorable Mention, Informational Graphic: Virginia Singarayar
  • Second place, Feature Page: Nick Marranzino
  • Honorable Mention, Photo Spread: Heidi Reitmeier & Collegian Photo Staff
  • Fifth Place, Nameplate/Standing Heads: Heidi Reitmeier, Alexandra Sieh
College Avenue magazine:
  • Honorable Mention, Magazine Cover design: Sean Kessel & Stephanie Scott

Rocky Mountain Student Media Corporation

CTV is a student-run television production group that produces news, sports, and entertainment programs that air daily at 9 a.m., noon and 9 p.m. on cable channel 11 in Fort Collins and always on

KCSU-FM is the student-run radio station broadcasting at 90.5 FM.

The Rocky Mountain Collegian is the student-run daily distributed throughout campus and parts of the Fort Collins area.

College Avenue magazine is the student-run quarterly magazine distributed throughout campus and part of the Fort Collins area.