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 The Ithacan had its best showing ever at the Spring National College Media Convention in New York City last weekend. The Columbia Scholastic Press Association awarded The Ithacan two Gold Crown Awards for the newspaper and a Silver Crown Award for the website. In addition, the paper won the Apple Award for Best in Show in its category.

 The details: The Newspaper Gold Crowns were for Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 (academic year 2010–11, Libby Sile ’11, editor in chief). The Digital Silver Crown was for this year (Aaron Edwards ’12, editor; Honest Charley Bodkin ’15, webmaster). The Apple Award for Best in Show, presented by the College Media Association, sponsors of the convention, is based on a single-issue entry from 2011. The paper entered its "Season of Protest" issue from November 10, 2011.

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Samantha Yu, a freshman film, photography & visual arts major, is one of ten students chosen to be a student delegate at the 30th Annual San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAFF), held in San Francisco March 8-18.

Yu, the youngest of all the student delegates, was chosen from a competitive pool of undergraduate and graduate students.

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Matt Mogekwu, associate professor in the Department of Journalism, published a chapter in the new book, Expanding peace journalism. His chapter, "Conflict reporting and peace journalism: in search of a new model: lessons from the Nigerian Niger-Delta crisis,"  argues that peace journalists should begin to pay as much attention to conflict prevention as they do to conflict resolution.

The book which is published by the Sydney (Australia) University Press is edited by Ibrahim Shaw of the University of the West of England, Jake Lynch of the University of Sydney, and Robert Hackett of Simon Fraser University, Vancouver.

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ITHACA, NY — The Park Center for Independent Media at Ithaca College has announced that its fourth annual Izzy Award for outstanding achievement in independent media will be shared by a journalist who reported firsthand on the Tahrir Square uprising in Egypt and a public interest...

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Roberto Herrscher, one of the most innovative voices in Latin American literary journalism of the past 20 years, will serve as a visiting scholar-in-residence for the launch of the Dr. John Keshishoglou (Kesh) Center for Global Communications Innovation.

Herrscher will be giving a public lecture on Thursday, March 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the Park Auditorium titled: “History and Personal Experience as Sources of Narrative Journalism: Why and How I Returned to the Falkland/Malvinas Battlefields 25 Years Later.”

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