Columbia Scholastic Press Association
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CSPA is affiliated with the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University in the City of New York.
2001 Collegiate Crown Recipients
CSPA presents 19 Collegiate Gold Crowns at Student Awards Convocation 2001
New York, NY - The Columbia Scholastic Press Association announced its top awards for collegiate publications at the 23rd Annual College Media Convention, cosponsored with College Media Advisers, Inc. Eight hundred ninty-four publications entered the Crown Awards representing 58% of the total CSPA membership. Two hundred ninty-five newspapers, one hundred sixty-three magazines and four hundred thirty-six yearbooks published during the 1999-2000 academic year were judged for the 2001 Crown Awards Program.
Twelve college newspapers, one magazine, and six yearbooks received Gold Crown Awards while ten other college publications received the second highest CSPA award, known as the Silver Crown Award. Gold Crowns have been awarded annually since 1982, and Silver Crowns have been given since 1984.
The Awards Convocation took place at the Duffy/Columbia Ballroom, 7th floor, The New York Marriott Marquis Hotel, 1535 Broadway at West 45th Street, New York City on Thursday, February 15 at 5 p.m.
Edmund J. Sullivan, Director of the CSPA, presented plaques to those winners attending the Convention. Remaining awards will be mailed to winners beginning February 20.
CSPA is an international student press association uniting student journalists and faculty advisers at schools and colleges through educational conferences, idea exchanges and award programs.
Owned by Columbia University since 1925 and operated as a program of its Graduate School of Journalism, the Association now enrolls 1,538 members throughout North America and in certain overseas schools and colleges following the American plan.
Its three major services include: 1) annual competitions and awards for members, including the Crown Awards, 2) planning three conventions (two national, one regional) and a week-long summer workshop at Columbia, plus 3) small press publishing activities to support a quarterly magazine and one to two books per year.
The judging panel included Elizabeth Fox, author, Brooklyn, NY; Paul Ender, retired yearbook adviser, Las Vegas, NV; Alice Klement, editor and newsroom writing coach, New York NY; Mark Murray, coordinator of technology systems, Arlington Independent School District, Arlington, TX; Laura Schaub, associate professor of journalism, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and Bruce Watterson, associate vice president for public relations, Shorter College, Rome, GA.
For further information, contact the CSPA directly.
College Gold Crown MagazinesSanskrit, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC;
College Gold Crown NewspapersCollege Heights Herald (fall '99), Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY;
College Heights Herald (spring '00), Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY;
Collegian (fall '99), Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS;
Collegian (spring '00), Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS;
Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
Indiana Daily Student (fall '99), Indiana University at Bloomington, Bloomington, IN;
Indiana Daily Student (spring), Indiana University at Bloomington, Bloomington, IN;
The Eastern Progress, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY;
The Oklahoma Daily (fall '99), University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
The Oklahoma Daily (spring '00), University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
The Shorthorn, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX;
The State News, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.
College Gold Crown YearbooksArbutus, Indiana University at Bloomington, Bloomington, IN;
Blueprint, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA.
Bluestone, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA;
Royal Purple, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS;
Sooner, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
Yahnseh, Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, OK.
College Silver Crown MagazinesHair Trigger 22, Columbia College, Chicago, IL;
MPJ, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY.
College Silver Crown NewspapersHighlander, University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA;
The Daily Campus, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX;
The Daily Illini (fall '99), University of Illinois, Champaign, IL;
The Ithacan (spring '00), Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY;
The University Times, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC.
College Silver Crown Yearbooks
Tatler, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC;
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CSPA is an international student press association, founded in 1925, whose goal is to unite student journalists and faculty advisers at schools and colleges through educational conferences, idea exchanges, textbooks, critiques and award programs.