The Jambar, Youngstown State University’s student newspaper, won the Pinnacle Award for Best Breaking News Story at the National College Media Convention in Austin, Texas, earlier this fall.
The newspaper won the award for a story on campus union negotiations reported and written by Liam Bouquet of Liberty, Ohio, who graduated this past spring, and Graig Graziosi, a YSU senior from Boardman, Ohio. There were more than 100 entries in the breaking news category.
Jambar editors Gabby Fellows, a YSU junior from New Springfield, Ohio, and Graziosi accepted the award at the conference in Austin.
In addition, YSU junior Scott Williams of Austintown won second place in a photo “shoot out” at the conference. In the competition, more than 40 student photographers roamed Austin for two days taking photos of life in Texas. The participants then critiqued each others’ work and selected their favorite two images. Scott’s picture was voted second best. His work will be displayed on the CMA website.