IRVING, Texas- The Texas Intercollegiate Press Association (TIPA) held it’s annual “Previously Published Broadcast Contest” March 29-April 1 in Corpus Christi. Sixty-four Texas schools competed, including North Lake College who took home 41 awards.
Founded in 1909, TIPA is the nation’s oldest collegiate press association. A recognized media outlet, TIPA reaches out to both two and four year public and private universities. TIPA Executive Director Fred Stewart believes the organization is a valuable resource for Texas, noting, “[We] bring all of the college media, large and small, together so students can make new friends, learn from professional journalists…and make contacts.”
North Lake College’s student newspaper, News-Register, won TIPA’s first place in Overall Excellence for the Newspaper category. Judges score each school after examining three consecutively published papers from the previous academic year. Overall Excellence is awarded to the school that brings together the entire package: solid stories, clean design, provoking copy and and overall cohesiveness. Referring to the News-Register, TIPA judges commented, "Solid reporting, writing, layout. Overall strong publication that covers [the] institution effectively." Editor-in-Chief Grant Ziegler was excited to hear the results, attributing the paper’s success to the strong direction of Student Publications Manager Kathleen Stockmier and former Editor-in-Chief Miranda Hunter, who was named TIPA’s 2012 Designer of the Year.
“Miranda Hunter did a terrific job designing and laying out the paper. Without her talents, the paper would not have been what it was. Also, a big high-five to Kathleen Stockmier. She always puts us her writers in the right direction allowing us to succeed and bring home these amazing awards. I'm very proud to be a part of such a distinguished college paper. I can't wait to do it again next year.”
The community college also won awards in the Television and Literary Magazine categories, the latter of which focused on North Lake’s famed Duck Soup publication. Student Marilyn Redding’s essay "A Proud Grandmother" as well as Gary Wempner and Keva Burns’ Spot Commercial “NLC Health Center” both received first place awards.
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, Marketing & Advertising Coordinator, at 972-860-3957, or the North Lake College Public Information Office, 972-273-3004.
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