Youngstown State University’s student-run newspaper, The Jambar, brought home four awards from the 2013 Ohio Newspaper Association Convention, held Feb. 13-14 in Columbus.
The competition was composed of two divisions, with larger schools that publish daily papers in Division A and smaller schools not printing daily editions in Division B.
The Jambar received four Division B awards in the categories of editorial writing, news writing, design, and photography, placing second in editorial writing, first in news writing, second in design, and third in photography, respectively.
In addition, The Jambar was given a special mention in the headline writing category, as the judge said the headline on an editorial: “Bend over, students” made him laugh out loud.
In editorial writing, recent alums Doug Livingston and Josh Stipanovich, along with Jordan Uhl, won second place.
In news writing, Chris Cotelesse, Josh Stipanovich and Jordan Uhl won first place. The judge commented that the designs of the entries were strong and that The Jambar had well-researched stories.
In design, Kevin Buck, Paris Chrisopoulos, Keeley Black and Sam Marhulik won second place for their entertaining and pleasant use of fonts and nice, clean layout with online video content highlighted on the cover.
In photography, Chris Cotelesse, Kevin Alquist and Dustin Livesay won third place.
The competitive Class B division consisted of similarly sized schools in Ohio: Ashland University, Cedarville University, The University of Findlay, Malone University, Ohio Wesleyan University, Otterbein University, Sinclair Community College, and YSU.