News • April 12, 2017

Student publications claim multiple awards

CBU Journalism studentsJournalism students at California Baptist University display their Best of Show Awards at the Associated Collegiate Press awards ceremony on March 14.

Riverside, Calif. (April 11, 2017) – The California Baptist University campus publications, produced by the journalism & new media and public relations program, received several awards in March.

In the California College Media Association’s (CCMA) Awards competition held in San Francisco in March, Pursuit magazine received four first-place awards— Best Magazine Photo Series, Best Magazine Inside Page/Spread Design, Best Magazine Cover Design and Best Magazine Story—and two second-place awards Best Magazine and Best Magazine Photo.

Also at CCMA, The Banner newspaper received three first-place awards for Best Infographic, Best Newspaper Inside Page/ Spread and Best News Photograph. The Banner also received Best Newspaper Front Page Design (2nd place) and Best Photo Series (3rd place), as well as honorable mention in Best Arts and Entertainment Story, Best Feature Photograph and Best Newspaper Website.

In the competition for the CCMA awards, 37 public and private colleges and universities throughout California submitted 1,138 entries.

In San Francisco last month, the Associated Collegiate Press awarded fourth-place in “Best of Show” to both Pursuit magazine and The Banner, as well as fifth-place to The Banner website in the same category.

In the College Media Association Apple Awards competition, in New York City in March, Pursuit Magazine received third-place in Best Magazine Design, displaying what the judges called, “immense strength in the photography and design skills of the staff.”

“CBU earned the Apple Award alongside Pepperdine and Baylor as the only Christian universities in the nation to be honored with one of these prestigious awards,” said Dr. Michael Chute, professor of journalism and director of the program.

Furthermore, two CBU students—Iona Brannon and Megan Ballard—tied for first-place in the “Photo Shoot-Out” competition at the Southwestern Photojournalism Conference in Fort Worth, Texas in March.

“We are proud of the students’ efforts, using their God-given skills and abilities to provide outstanding campus publications for our university,” Chute said.

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