Here's the news release by LBCC's Lori Fluge-Brunker on the Commuter staff awards from the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association, which presented the awards at last week's Collegiate Day at OSU:
Linn-Benton Community College’s student newspaper, The Commuter, won five awards at the annual Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association Collegiate Day held May 8 at Oregon State University.Congratulations to everyone on the Commuter staff for a great year!
The Commuter took first place for best Web site and second place for best cover design (breast cancer awareness - Lydia Elliott, Eve Bruntlett). Additional awards went to Commuter editor Gregory Dewar, who won second place for his editorial “WTF:ASG”; photo editor Lydia Elliott, who won second for her photos of President Obama’s Albany visit; and former opinion editor Brandon Goldner, who won second for best sports photo.
The event included 11 Oregon colleges that submitted 485 entries in 21 different categories. Entries in each category were judged in three divisions: four-year college or university daily newspapers; four-year college or university non-daily newspapers; and two- year college non-daily newspapers. The Commuter is a two-year college non-daily newspaper.
First- and second-place winners received certificates from ONPA. Portland-based ONPA hosts the annual awards for those Oregon college’s that are members of Oregon Collegiate Press.