“Best in Show” Jambar edition

Members of The Jambar at YSU traveled to Orlando to enter the Associated Collegiate Press's Best in Show Competition. They are YSU Student Success Stories because of the award they won for their newspaper issue.

Members of The Jambar who traveled to Orlando.

The Jambar, Youngstown State University’s semiweekly news publication, went up against several large college newspapers this October in an Associated Collegiate Press Best of Show competition. It placed fifth in the nation in the Four-year Weekly Broadsheet category.

Student success stories Josh Stipanovich, editor-in-chief; Doug Livingston, managing editor; Emmalee Torisk, copy editor; Chris Cotelesse, online editor; Chelsea Miller, assistant online editor; and Nick Young, assistant online editor, traveled to Orlando and entered the Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011 edition of The Jambar for the ACP’s Best of Show Contest, automatically entering into the Four-year Weekly Broadsheet category that included other semiweekly broadsheet newspapers at four-year universities.

Winners were announced Oct. 30 on the sponsoring organization’s website, and the YSU publication placed fifth in its category among such large-school newspapers as The Red & Black at the University of Georgia and The Orion at California State University.

Jambar student members have been traveling to the same conference every fall, and this is one of the highest honors the publication has ever received in the Best of Show competition.

“No matter the size or location of a university, anyone can do it if they put their minds to it,” said Stipanovich. “It just takes dedication and hard work, and I’m very proud of my staff and the faculty, administrators and staff at this university. We couldn’t have endured any of the success we have at The Jambar if it wasn’t for them.”