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RIVERSIDE (Oct. 29, 2013)—CBU's student publications earned top honors at the National College Media Convention in New Orleans, La. Oct. 23-27.

The Best of Show competition featured publications from both public and private institutions around the world. Pursuit magazine won first place in the feature magazine category, while The Banner campus newspaper won second place in the four-year, non-weekly newspaper category. The University of Texas at Dallas ranked first. The Banner also won first place for its website, which features an online version of the newspaper.

"We are very proud of the work our students do on CBU's campus publications, and these Best of Show honors are further indication of the excellent work our students are producing for the CBU community," said Dr. Michael Chute, professor of journalism and director of the Journalism & New Media and Public Relations program. "The competition at the national convention is always at an extremely high level as students from the best college journalism programs in the United States, Canada and other countries place their entries in the Best of Show categories."

The National College Media Convention is the largest gathering of college journalists and advisers in the world, hosted by the Associated Collegiate Press and the College Media Association. Only publications and broadcast teams with students in attendance are eligible to enter ACP's Best of Show contest. Approximately 2,300 delegates attended the New Orleans meeting, with 376 publications entered in competition.