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Major College Journalism Awards

--Praised for Editorials, Design in "Better Newspaper" Contest--

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The Ticker, Baruch’s long-running campus newspaper, crowned the list of prominent journalism awards won by campus publications this semester with two second-place awards in the New York Press Association’s 2004 Best College Newspaper Contest.

Published since 1932 and available every week on campus and online at
http://www.theticker.org, the paper took second-place prizes in both the Editorial and Design categories. The New York Press Association judges were particularly impressed by the quality of the “excellent” editorial writing, and described the design as “thoughtfully organized.”

President Kathleen Waldron congratulated the hard-working editorial staff of the paper on their achievement. “We are very proud of the accomplishments of our students in producing an award winning newspaper,” said Waldron.

To view the official results from the competition, go to the New York Press Association Web site at http://www.nynewspapers.com. A PDF file listing all winners is available for download by clicking on the box labeled “2004 Better Newspaper Contest.” The college competition winners appear on Page 26 of the document.

Last month, "First Down in Midtown," an article on the controversial West Side stadium project by journalism students Rosa Caballero and Karah Woodward, won the second-place award for student writing in the the Society of American Business Editors and Writers' 2005 "Best in Business" contest.

The article, which examined the effect of the proposed stadium on low-cost housing and job creation in the surrounding area, was published in Dollars & $ense, Baruch's award-winning student-produced magazine. Caballero and Woodward will receive their prize at the Society's 42nd annual conference in Seattle on Sunday, May 1.