Members of the Carrier staff attended the Georgia College Press Association conference Feb. 10 and 11.
The Berry College student newspaper, the Campus Carrier, earned eight awards for journalism excellence in this year’s Georgia College Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. The newspaper received the honors at the annual awards ceremony, held Saturday at the GCPA Press Institute in Macon, Ga.
“I’m so proud of the dedication and hard work our staff puts in every week,” senior Rachel Yeates, editor of the Campus Carrier said. “While we do what we do for the Berry community, it’s always nice to have our work recognized by others.”
Staff achievement within a variety of categories was awarded in the Senior B Division, which includes all four-year Georgia colleges and universities with enrollments under 8,000.
Campus Carrier staff awards included:
First place – Improvement
First place – Best Campus Community Service – Editorial Excellence
Second place – General Advertising Excellence
Second place – Best Website – Viking Fusion
Second place – General Layout and Design Excellence
Third place – Best Campus Community Service – Sports
Third place – Best Campus Community Service – Features
Individual Awards: (not divided by size of institution, but by class year at point of creation – Group I – freshmen & sophomores, Group II – juniors & seniors)
Second place (Group I) – Best Sports Photograph – Bailey Albertson
Kevin Kleine, senior lecturer of journalism and student publications adviser, said, “Berry student journalists are among the best anywhere and provide the campus community with content that matters.”
Berry also had a GCPA board member elected during the Press Institute, Jessie Goodson, a freshman, as a Senior Board Member.
“I’m very excited to be on the GCPA board, I think it will be a great experience and give me useful information as I enter the field of journalism,” Goodson said.
Although the staff achevied several awards, they know it isn’t time to slow down, but rather keep pushing the newpaper to the best it can be.
“No matter how we place or what awards we receive, the Carrier staff works every day to grow our coverage and better serve our community,” Yeates said.