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YSU Jambar Recognized for Best Coverage in Ohio

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — At this year’s Ohio News Media Association convention in Columbus, the organization recognized The Jambar at Youngstown State University as having the best News Coverage among college newspapers in Ohio for the 2017-18 school year.

The Jambar competes in Division A, which includes universities with undergraduate enrollments of more than 10,000. In winning best News Coverage, The Jambar beat seven other Ohio universities, including Ohio University and Ohio State University, both of which have large journalism programs and newspapers that are published several days weekly.

“It’s all about working hard, being fair and telling people what they need to know,” said Dave Davis, Jambar faculty advisor and a lecturer in the YSU Anderson Program in Journalism. “That’s what our students do. That’s what this shows.”

In the News Coverage category, judges select winners based on a selection of stories rather than a single story or page of stories. First-place winners in that category include Morgan Petronelli, Jambar editor-in-chief, Rachel Gobep, managing editor, and Jambar staff.

Jambar winners in other categories include Jordan Unger, who took second place for In-Depth Reporting; Marc Weems, second place for Sports Coverage; Tanner Mondok, second place for Photojournalism; and Gobep, third place for Best Multimedia.

Pictured at top: Morgan Petronelli, editor-in-chief and senior journalism major; Rachel Gobep, managing editor and junior journalism, broadcast and digital media track major; Jordan Unger, May 2018 YSU graduate, journalism, now production assistant at WKBN; Tanner Mondok, Jambar photo editor and senior journalism major; Not pictured is Marc Weems, former Jambar sports editor and senior journalism major.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.