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MCCC’s “College VOICE” Student Newspaper Wins National Awards


West Windsor, NJ: Mercer County Community College’s student newspaper, The College VOICE, earned the “Best All-Around Non-Daily Two Year Newspaper” award, plus two additional first place awards, from the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) this spring.  The paper was also recognized as a finalist for three additional stories from 2010.  The first place winners, CJ Harker and Daniela Rocha, will receive awards at the SPJ conference in New Orleans in September.

Three additional students took “National Finalist” awards, including Dmitry Gurvits, Sara Gatling and Jason Pomerantz.  The SPJ is dedicated to improving and protecting journalism, encouraging the free practice of journalism, and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior.

This spring The College VOICE also earned ten “Mark of Excellence Awards” from the Society of Professional Journalists, Region 1, including eight first-place and two second-place awards.

Editor in Chief Jason Pomerantz of Hamilton, Photo Adviser and MCCC faculty member Michael Dalton, and Editor/Reporter Anna Bosted of Lawrence are part of Mercer County Community College’s award-winning student newspaper, The College VOICE.

The paper’s adviser, Associate Professor Holly-Katherine Johnson, said, "The success of The VOICE rests solely on the ambition and determination of its staff, who are strong writers, excellent critical thinkers, and keen observers of the institutions on which they report."

The SPJ press release and list of winners.

The College VOICE online.

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