This Just In! Gannon Knight Newspaper Wins Award
Posted: July 27, 2017
The Gannon Knight, Gannon University's student newspaper, won a
first-place award in the American Scholastic Press Association's
annual newspaper competition.
In giving the award, the Association called the Knight, "an
excellent school newspaper, which shows the creativity and
journalistic knowledge of your editors, reporters, writers,
photographers, layout/graphics designers and advisor [sic]."
The judges awarded The Knight 930 points out of a possible 1,000
based on six criteria: content coverage; page design; general plan;
art, advertising, illustrations; editing; and creativity.
Especially singled out for praise were content coverage, which
received 320 out of a potential 330 points; editing, which received
120 out of a possible 125 points; and general plan, which received
a perfect score of 200.
Frank Garland, assistant professor of English and journalism and
adviser to the newspaper, said, "I thought our editorial and
perspective pages were really strong this year, one of the
strongest groups we've had in years. We had a small staff this year
with only one assistant editor, and that put extra work on the
section editors and editor-in-chief, but they took their work
seriously and put out a quality product."
The ASPA's annual review and contest for scholastic newspapers,
yearbooks and magazines compares student publications at colleges,
universities and high schools around the nation.