The Ithacan has been named a Gold Medalist for both the Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 semesters in the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s annual college newspaper critique.

Each year the CSPA evaluates member papers on overall content, news, depth reporting, features, opinion/editorial, sports, arts/entertainment, editing/headline writing, and design/graphics based on more than 150 specific criteria. This year the paper’s scores on the critique’s 1,000-point scale were 965 for each semester. The CSPA consistently ranks the Ithacan as a Gold Medalist, its highest category.

Among the judge’s comments, “You do an excellent job with this paper. Content is fresh, newsworthy, often unexpected. The look is also excellent: professional and interesting.”



The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) recently awarded Ithaca College’s student chapter with the “Region 1 Chapter of the Year Award” at the SPJ/RTDNA National Conference in September. SPJ also recognized the chapter’s adviser, Mead Loop, with the David L. Eshelman Outstanding Campus Advisor Award.

Executive board members Carly Gill ’13, Maya Kachroo-Levine ’13, Julianne Feller ’13 and Kera Schulze ’13 were in attendance to receive the award (pictured).


Research conducted by Meagan McGinnes '14 for a journalism course at Ithaca College was recently published on The piece examines the "Massachusetts’ parole system and the national struggle between public safety and the monetary means to ensure it."

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A documentary by James Rada, associate professor in the Department of Journalism, was given an Accolade Award of Merit.

The Accolade recognizes established and emerging producers who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity. Undiscovered and first-time producers are often recognized. The Accolade recognizes productions from all over the world including Australia, Belgium, China, Columbia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Guam, Germany, Greece, Haiti, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Paraguay, Philippines, Qatar, Romania, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States and Venezuela.


Chris Zivalich (Journalism '12) and Professor James Pfrehm (Department of Modern Languages and Literatures) presented their conference paper entitled "Assigning Enhanced Podcasts as Course Final Projects" at the annual conference for the International Association of Language Learning and Technology (IALLT) held at the university in Irvine, California from June 20th - 24th.


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