Student-Run Newspaper Wins National Awards

Published on Wed, April 23, 2014

The Wood Word, Marywood's student-run newspaper, has received ten awards and two honorable mentions from the Society for Collegiate Journalists (SCJ), including first place in the category of "Companion Newspaper Website Overall Excellence."

Several Marywood students also took home individual writing and design honors. Other first place awards included Holly Dastalfo's "Front Page Design" from the February 2013 issue, titled "Housing Headaches," and Joseph Petro's article titled "Sports News Policy to Sideline Coach and Student-Athlete Relationships," in the March 2013 issue.

"I'm so incredibly proud of our student-journalists," said Lindsey Wotanis, Ph.D., faculty adviser for The Wood Word. "We've entered this competition for the past three years, and each year we've improved and received additional awards," Dr. Wotanis added.

The Society for Collegiate Journalists (SCJ) is an academic, journalism honorary organization devoted to college journalists, advisers, and media at universities across the globe. Each year, the Society sponsors a national contest, inviting every active member to submit their work.

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