Posted: February 15, 2014
The Hope International Tribuneplaced in the Best of Show competition at the Associated Collegiate Press 30th National College Journalism Convention Feb. 27 – March 3. This is TheTribune’s second national award in three years.
“It is an honor to have had the team recognized by ACP as being one of the best student publications in the nation,” Advisor Beth Lee said. “I am so proud of them, their dedication, perseverance, creativity, and desire to serve while maintaining excellence. I think this is a reminder to us as a community that we are all HIU Royals and that we have exceptional students who are capable and already doing some amazing things.”
The Tribune’s Editor-in-Chief, Trevor Williams, echoed this statement, saying, “I think this award is just a confirmation of all the growth and hard work that the team has put into the newspaper this year… I am immensely proud of my team for how much they have learned and grown this year. It was their writing and their ideas that made this all happen”
Competing in the Four-year Less Than Weekly category, The Hope International Tribune placed seventh among an estimated 30 public and private institutions. Other universities that placed in the same category include CSU Monterey Bay, University of Nevada in Reno, and Cal Baptist University. The Tribune’s winning paper was their full-color February 20th issue.
“I am so grateful to have received this award with this team of people,” Photo Editor Alicia Shewmaker, a four year member of the staff, said. “The current staff on The Tribune is always striving to make themselves better, help others achieve success and to drive the team forward in a positive way.”
ACP is the largest and oldest national membership organization for student journalists. Seven members of HIU’s Student Publications staff attended the convention, which typically hosts students and advisors from over 100 schools across the U.S. and Canada. During the conference, students attended workshops led by journalism professionals, heard from keynote speakers, and participated in a private critique of The Tribune.