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15 Gold and 17 Silver Crown Awards were presented by the Association at the Roosevelt Hotel
Editor's note: Originally published: March 22, 2004
The Columbia Scholastic Press Association announced its top awards for collegiate publications at the 26th annual College Media Convention, sponsored by College Media Advisers, Inc.
One thousand eight hundred and ten publications entered the Crown Awards in 2004. Six hundred and sixty-eight newspaper, two hundred and ninety-seven magazines and eight hundred and forty-five yearbooks published during the 2002-2003 academic year were judged for the 2004 Crown Awards Program.
Eight college newspapers, four magazines, and three yearbooks received Gold Crown Awards while seventeen 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 Grand Ballroom, The Roosevelt Hotel, East 45th Street and Madison Avenue, New York City on Saturday, March 20, 2004 at 2 p.m.
Edmund J. Sullivan, director of the CSPA, announced the winners while C. Bruce Watterson, vice president for institutional advancement at Shorter College (Rome, GA) and chair of the Columbia Scholastic Press Advisers' Association's (CSPAA) Committee on Judging Standards and Practices presented plaques to those winners attending the event. Remaining awards will be mailed to winners beginning March 29th.
Collegiate Gold Crown Magazines
Collage, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ;
Flux, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR;
Hair Trigger 25, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL;
Sanskrit, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC.
Collegiate Gold Crown Newspapers
Daily News (Fall 2002), Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
el Don (Fall '02), Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, CA;
el Don (Spring '03), Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, CA;
Indiana Daily Student (Fall '02), Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
Indiana Daily Student (Spring '03), Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
Iowa State Daily (Spring '03), Iowa State University, Ames, IA;
Kansas State Collegian (Fall '03), Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS;
Kansas State Collegian (Spring '03), Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS;
The Oklahoma Daily (Fall '02), The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
The Oklahoma Daily (Spring '03), The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
The Shorthorn (Spring '03), University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX;
The State Press (Spring '03), Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.
Collegiate Gold Crown Yearbooks
Arbutus, Indiana University at Bloomington, Bloomington, IN;
Royal Purple, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS;
The Bluestone, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.
Collegiate Silver Crown Magazines
Berkeley Science Review, University of California, Berkeley, CA;
Dollars and Sense, Baruch College, New York, NY;
Ethos, Iowa State University, Ames, IA;
Marr's Field Journal, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL;
Miambiance, Miami-Dade Community College, Kendall Campus, Miami, FL;
The Huron River Review, Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, MI;
The Vanderbilt Review, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.
Collegiate Silver Crown Newspapers
College Heights Herald (Fall 2002), Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY;
College Heights Herald (Spring '03), Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY;
Humber Et cetera (Spring '03), Humber College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada;
The Crimson White (Fall '02), University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL;
The Daily Collegian (Spring '03), Penn State University, University Park, PA;
The Daily Mississippian (Fall '02), University of Mississippi, University, MS;
The Daily Pennsylvanian (Spring '03), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA;
The Ithacan (Spring '03), Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY;
The Michigan Daily (Fall '02), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI;
The Michigan Daily (Spring '03), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI;
The Murray State News (Fall '02), Murray State University, Murray, KY;
The Murray State News (Spring '03), Murray State University, Murray, KY;
The University Times (Spring '03), University of North Carolna at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC.
Collegiate Silver Crown Yearbooks
Cactus, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX;
Commodore, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN;
Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
Sooner, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
Talisman, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY;
Tower, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO.
The 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 offers three major services: 1) annual competitions and awards for members, including the Crown Awards, 2) planning two conventions (one national, one regional) and a week-long summer workshop at Columbia, plus 3) small press publishing activities to support an e-zine and one to two books per year.
Crown Awards 2004
The Crown Awards judging panel for 2004 included:
Merle Dieleman, retired publications adviser, Bettendorf, IA;
Dr. Gloria (Lori) Schultz Eastman, professor of English and English education, Buffalo State College, State University of New York;
Elizabeth Fox, author, Brooklyn, NY;
Monica Hill, director, North Carolina Scholastic Media Association, Chapel Hill, NC;
Mark Murray, coordinator of technology systems, Arlington Independent School District, Arlington, TX;
Laura Schaub, emerita professor of journalism, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
Randy Vonderheid, director of journalism, University Interscholastic League, Austin, TX;
C. Bruce Watterson; and
Renva Watterson, associate professor and chair of Communication Arts, Shorter College, Rome, GA.