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Broadside Student Newspaper 1st Place for General Excellence

Broadside Newspaper LogoThe Broadside, COCC & OSU-Cascades' newspaper, took home the first place award for general excellence at the annual Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association's 2015 Collegiate Newspaper Contest. In addition to general excellence, TheBroadside took home four other award from ONPA and seven awards from the Pacific Northwest Association of Journalism Educators.

The Broadside is a student-driven publication and provides students with valuable leadership opportunities, journalistic development and a platform for free speech.

"The Broadside has a dual role in training students and producing a newspaper that informs the campus community," said Leon Pantenburg, advisor to The Broadside. "It's nice and totally appropriate to have the students recognized for their hard work in this way."

For the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association Collegiate Newspaper Contest the following students placed:

  • First place, General Excellence
  • Best news series, third place, Junnelle Hogen, "Patrick Lanning hiring series"
  • Best news story, third place, Molly Svendsen, "Attack Aftermath"
  • Best feature story, first place, Brayan Gonzalez, "Uphill battle: One Broadside reporter finds out what it is like to go to class in a wheelchair"
  • Best news story, first place, Scott Greenstone " Killinger faces allegations of misconduct, intimidation"

The ONPA collegiate Newspaper Contest was open to all 2-year and 4-year publications in Oregon.

For the Pacific Northwest Association of Journalism Educators student journalism contest the following students placed:

  • General News, first place, Junnelle Hogen
  • General News, honorable mention, Scott Greenstone
  • Comprehensive reporting, first place, Molly Svendsen
  • Page Design, first place, Rhyan McLaury
  • Features reporting, honorable mention, Brayan Gonzalez
  • Editorial cartoons, third place, Noah Hughes
  • Photo illustrations, third place, Emily Garcia

The PNAJE contest was open to community college publications - print and/or on-line - in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana.

First place entries in both contests will be sent and judged at the national competition early this summer.