YSU’s Jambar Earns 10 National Awards

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. — A month after The Jambar earned 10 awards in the 2021 Ohio Collegiate Newspaper Competition, the student newspaper at Youngstown State University has 10 more to add to its list of honors.

The Jambar received 10 national awards from the Society of Collegiate Journalists, including three first-place honors. YO Magazine, YSU’s student-run magazine, also received an award.

First place honors went to Gabrielle Owens, whose piece “YSU Implements Bring Your Own Device Labs” took top prize among the News Stories category.

Brianna Gleghorn’s “YSU advising strategies differ from college to college/Advising adjustments coming for YSU colleges” earned first place in the Enterprise Series category.

For YO Magazine, Frances Clause’s “For those who need to see this: Mental health matters” took top honors in the Column or Commentary category.

Rounding out the awards were:

  • Continuing Coverage – Second place, Abigail Cloutier – “YSU Faculty Strike Continuing Coverage” (The Jambar)
  • Television News Show Overall Excellence – Third place, JambarTV – JambarTV Fall 2020 (Episode 3) / Abigail Cloutier, Kelcey Norris, Thomas Kushner, Monica Kurjan and JambarTV Staff
  • Breaking News – Third place, Amanda Joerndt – “YSU Implements COVID-19 Emergency fund for students in need” (The Jambar)
  • Enterprise Series – Third place, Abigail Cloutier/Kelcey Norris – “YSU Restructuring Series” (The Jambar)
  • Beat Reporting – Third place, Douglas Campbell/Krista Ritz – “Arts & Entertainment Beat Reporting” (The Jambar)
  • Editorial – Third place, Jambar Staff – “Student loan debt is crippling us” (The Jambar)
  • Sports Column – Honorable mention, Ben Luli – “This week in YSU Sports History: Top five Halloween-themed team nicknames” (The Jambar)
  • Breaking News – Honorable mention, Gabrielle Owens – “YSU shuttle services halted” (The Jambar)

Source: Youngstown State University

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