For the second year in a row, Durham College’s (DC) student-led newspaper, The Chronicle, took second place honours in the General Excellence category for Ontario college and university newspapers at the Ontario Community Newspaper Association’s (OCNA) Better Newspaper Awards gala.
Brian Legree, DC professor, program coordinator and editor-in-chief of The Chronicle, accepted the award at event, which was held on April 7 in Toronto, marking the 18th time The Chronicle has been awarded by the OCNA since its first nomination in 1986.
Entrants in the General Excellence category are judged on overall design, front page, quality of content and diversity. The award is in recognition of The Chronicle produced during the 2015-2016 academic year, a year in which the paper transitioned to its current format, complete with new logo and redesigned website.
The Chronicle is produced by students, under the guidance of the program’s faculty, in DC’s Journalism – Web and Print and Journalism – Broadcast and Electronic Media programs, which have recently been combined to form the Journalism – Mass Media program to provide students with the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience within all media.
Established in 1974, and The Chronicle continues to provide hard news, editorials, timely opinion pieces, features, sport stories and more to the DC campus community.