The Ithacan has been named a Gold Medalist for the 2013–14 academic year in the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s annual college newspaper critique.

Among the judge’s comments, “Congratulations on publishing an outstanding print and digital newspaper and your Gold Medalist and All Columbian honors. You entertain, inform, practice enterprise journalism and serve as a student forum, all in an exceptional manner.”

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 scored 963 on the critique’s 1,000-point scale. The CSPA consistently ranks The Ithacan as a Gold Medalist, its highest category. All Columbian Honors are given within a scorebook section when the sectional total reaches 95% or more of the possible points.


 Five Ithacan students have been honored with 2014 Gold Circle Awards in the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s annual competition honoring work by individuals in collegiate publications. The 2014 awards are for work produced during the 2013–14 academic year.  


ITHACA, NY — ABC News colleagues David Muir and Diane Sawyer have been recognized as the inaugural recipients of the Jessica Savitch Award of Distinction for Excellence in Journalism, bestowed by the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College. Muir succeeded Sawyer last September as anchor of “ABC World News...


David Muir, class of 1995, received two honors from Ithaca College on Friday, March 13, in a ceremony held at the Paley Center for Media in New York City. He and ABC News colleague Diane Sawyer were recognized with the inaugural Jessica Savitch Award of Distinction for Excellence in Journalism, bestowed by the Roy H. Park School of Communications. President Tom Rochon also presented David with an honorary Doctor of Letters degree, conferred by the Ithaca College Board of Trustees upon recommendation of the Honorary Degree Committee and the Faculty Council.


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Media for Social Responsibility: Media and Body Image
GCOM 20007-01, CRN 44087
1 credit
Professsor Janice Levy
Open to all Ithaca College majors

Does This Culture Make Me Look Fat? Media play an important role in American society and determine how we view others and ourselves. Promotion of the “ideal image” in advertising, entertainment, and news influence gender equality and body type, especially among susceptible young people who are under pressure to be “perfect." This one-credit mini-course will feature prominent experts in this area, including people responsible for media campaigns, TV shows, and researchers/academics from Ithaca and across the world who will discuss how media influences your body perception.​


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