Education

YSU Student Media Win National Awards

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The student newspaper at Youngstown State University was named No. 1 among members of the Society for Collegiate Journalists for overall coverage last school year.

The award is the paper’s second prominent award this year. In February, the Ohio News Media Association named The Jambar the state’s top student newspaper.

YO Magazine, the paper’s sister publication, second in overall excellence, while Rookery Radio, the university’s online radio station, placed third in overall excellence.

In addition, several Jambar reporters won individual awards for their work, including The Business Journal’s Marah Morrison, who received honorable mention in beat reporting.  

“This recognition highlights the strength of our student media programs, but it’s also evidence of the proud work of our media professors and advisors,” said Adam Earnheardt, chairman of the YSU department of communication, in a statement. “We simply wouldn’t be able to do this without an army of experts dedicated to the promotion of student media.”

Other individual awards include:

  • Morgan Petronelli and Rachel Gobep, first place in the news story category.
  • Tanner Mondok, second place in news story, as well as first and third place in news photography.
  • Gobep, Petronelli and Marc Weems, first place for sports news.
  • J. Harvard Feldhouse, third place in sports features.
  • Jambar staff, second place in the podcast category for The Jamcast.

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