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NU Student Newspaper Receives ASPA Award

The Joust
Staff members of The Joust, Neumann University’s student newspaper, include Tom Dillard, online editor; Jessica Sabato, incoming editor-in-chief; Andrew Pickul, editor-in-chief; and Natalie Schiavi, layout/design editor.

The Joust, Neumann University's student newspaper, received a First Place award in the American Scholastic Press Association's 2010-11 student publication contest. The Joust is a monthly, full-color newzine, a hybrid newspaper-magazine that covers campus news and student opinion.


Nearly 2,000 high schools and colleges from across the nation submitted entries to the ASPA competition in one of three categories: newspapers, magazines and yearbooks. The Joust was entered as a newspaper. The ASPA sorts publications by type and then by the level and size of the home institution before a team of judges evaluates each according to the quality of writing, layout, photography and graphic design. The Joust received 885 points of a possible 1,000.


Other colleges receiving First Place awards for newspapers include Fordham University and Iona College in New York, Hood College in Maryland, and Misericordia University in Pennsylvania.


"This award is a tribute to the Neumann community," said Dr. Joe Glass, advisor to The Joust and an assistant professor of communications. "It reflects the hard work, enthusiasm and vision of Andrew Pickul, our editor-in-chief, and the entire group of student reporters, photographers, artists, contributors and editors."


In all, 34 college newspapers received First Place awards, the second highest category in the contest. Fifteen college papers earned a First Place with Special Merit designation, the highest honor bestowed by the ASPA.


The ASPA is located in College Point, NY. Complete results of the 2010-11 student publication contest are listed on the Association's website, www.asan.com.



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