The Inkwell Honored by Associated Collegiate Press
(Sept. 28, 2012) The Inkwell, the student newspaper at Armstrong, has been selected by the Associated Collegiate Press as one of five national finalists for the Story of the Year Award in the Editorial/Opinion category.
“This honor reflects well on Armstrong's growing journalism program and the staff of The Inkwell,” said The Inkwell's editor-in-chief Jeremiah Johnson. “Being selected in the top five in the country is a real honor. It has inspired our newsroom to focus on improving the quality and design of our paper to make The Inkwell even better in the future.”
The editorial, titled “Time to Embrace ‘Smart' Tech in Class,” was published in The Inkwell on September 1, 2011. The opinion piece argued for the need to increase the in-class use of smart phones on campus.
The Print Story of the Year contest, sponsored by the New York chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists' Deadline Club, received a total of 592 entries.
Entries in the Story of the Year competition consist of a single story in one of the following categories: News, Feature, Sports, Editorial/Opinion and Diversity. The entries are judged based on the importance of the story, quality of reporting and quotes, quality of writing and editing and credibility and leadership.
Winners will be announced at the 91st Annual National College Media Convention, presented by the Associated Collegiate Press and College Media Association in Chicago on November 3. Members of The Inkwell staff will attend.