The Youngtown Edition Wins its Sixth Such Honor from CSPA – Posted 11/3/14

The Youngtown Edition, the County College of Morris (CCM) student newspaper, is celebrating another prestigious award.

For the sixth time, the publication has garnered Gold Medalist Status from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) in recognition of its overall excellence. The award is one of the highest honors given by CSPA, the nation’s premiere journalism rating system for college newspapers.

“I’m extremely proud of the editors, both past and present,” says Youngtown advisor John Soltes, instructor of Communication at CCM. “They have shown a determined professionalism in bringing vital news to the CCM community. These golden honors are well deserved.”

The honor was awarded for editions produced during academic year 2013-14.

When rating Youngtown, one judge commented “overall a very nice looking paper with some excellent content, good editing, and good photography and design.”

Included among the many awards presented to the paper, Youngtown in 2010 was awarded All-Columbian Honors for Writing and Editing, Graphic Presentation and Business Operations. All-Columbian Honors are given when a publication is ranked in the 95th percentile or higher in each category.

The publication’s editors and reporters also won six awards from the New Jersey Collegiate Press Association in its 2013-14 College Newspaper Contest.