The Ithacan staff was honored with half a dozen awards by the New York Press Association in the organization's Better College Newspaper Competition at its annual convention on April 9 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Senior Allison Usavage (shown at right) won first place for photography for her photograph “Standing Strong,” which appeared in the March 4, 2010, Ithacan.
Senior Michelle Skowronek won third place for feature writing for “Gay Enough?” which appeared in the paper's April 15, 2010, issue.
In addition, the paper won second place for design, second place for sports coverage, third place for editorial and third place for general excellence.
The Society for Professional Journalists named ICTV Newswatch 16 a finalist for a Mark of Excellence Award in the category of Best All-Around Television Newscast. News Director Erin Dunphy and Producer James Heasley entered on behalf of the station. SPJ will present awards at their Region 1 spring conference in Providence, Rhode Island, on April 8th and 9th. First place regional winners will advance to the national round of competition. ICTV Newswatch 16 won the national Mark of Excellence Award in 2009.
ITHACA, NY — The Park Center for Independent Media (PCIM) at Ithaca College has announced that its third annual Izzy Award for outstanding achievement in independent media will be shared by esteemed journalist/author ...
The Ithacan Online has been named one of seven finalists for the Columbia Scholastic Press Association's 2011 Online Crown Award.
Founded in 1925, the CSPA is owned by Columbia University and operated as a program affiliated with its Graduate School of Journalism. The Crown Awards, first presented in 1982, are the organization's highest honor. The Online Crown recognizes overall excellence in newspaper websites. The Ithacan Online was awarded the CSPA Gold Crown in 2009 and 2010.
Winners will be announced at the Spring National College Media Convention in New York City, March 13–15.
The Park Center for Independent Media is pleased to welcome two of the most well-known observers of the spin industry, John Stauber and Lisa Graves. Stauber, who founded the Center for Media and Democracy, and Lisa Graves, his successor and the center’s current executive director, will speak on Tuesday, March 8, at 7:00 p.m. in Emerson Suites, on “Military Propaganda and Other PR Ploys.”
John Stauber (right) is an investigative writer who founded CMD 17 years ago. CMD investigates corporate and government propaganda and spin campaigns in its books, its newsmagazine PR Watch, and online at www.PRWatch.org and www.SourceWatch.org. Stauber has coauthored six books with his colleague Sheldon Rampton, including Toxic Sludge Is Good for You, Weapons of Mass Deception: The Uses of Propaganda in Bush's War on Iraq, and, most recently, The Best War Ever: Lies, Damned Lies and the Mess in Iraq.