Durham College’s (DC) student newspaper, The Chronicle, was awarded second place in the General Excellence category for college and university newspapers at the annual Better Newspapers Awards gala, sponsored by the Ontario Community Newspapers Association (OCNA).
“We are thrilled our students have been honoured for the high quality of their journalism,” said Brian Legree, professor and co-ordinator of the Journalism – Web Print and Journalism – Broadcast and Electronic Media programs at DC.
The gala, held on April 22 in Vaughan, Ont., marks the 17th time since 1986 that The Chronicle has been recognized by the OCNA with a General Excellence award. A variety of categories were used to critique each newspaper including overall design, front page, quality of content and diversity. Competition judge Patricia Lonegran credited The Chronicle’s students and employee advisors for producing an excellent newspaper.
“Readers receive a mix of relevant news, features and profiles,” wrote Lonegran. “The paper is well laid out with a clean design and good use of space. The Chronicle also includes well thought out editorials, with reasoned local opinion relevant to the reader, something that seems lacking in many of the entries.”
The Chronicle has been a source of information and entertainment for the campus community for the past 43 years, and continues to spread the news to students and employees.
For more information on The Chronicle or to read the latest stories, visit http://chronicle.durhamcollege.ca/.