Guilfordian Continues Winning Streak
While most newspapers are struggling, The Guilfordian is doing just fine.
Guilford College’s student newspaper has earned a myriad of awards, and this year it tied for first place in its size category for Best All-Around Newspaper in the American Scholastic Press Association contest.
In addition to winning a share of first place overall for the seventh year in a row, The Guilfordian tied for first place for Outstanding Front Page.
“Each staff has handed off a better version to the staff that followed,” said Dana Professor of English and advisor to The Guilfordian Jeff Jeske. “Our motto, if we have one, is ‘Excellence!’ and the recent years’ awards suggest that the word is more than just a rallying cry.”
The Guilfordian also received recognition from the North Carolina College Media Association, earning honorable mention for Best of Show. Additionally, Cate Schurz ’13 won first place in Opinion Writing, Adrienne Mattson-Perdue ’13 won third place in Opinion Writing, and James Williamson ’12 won third place in Sports Writing.
“The entire organization has been working extremely hard over the past few years,” said Editor in Chief Rebecca Gibian ’13. “I know that we are all excited, but honestly, recognition is not why we work so hard. We love the Guilford community and we work to give the news and the stories that represent our school.”
“It constantly astounds me that we do so well in competition despite not having a true journalism program or pay for the staff, as is the case at the schools with which we compete,” said Jeske. “Credit this to desire and teamwork, as well as an unwillingness to recognize limitations or artificial ceilings.”
This story was written by David Pferdekamper ’12, the 2011-12 news editor of The Guilfordian.