DC journalism wins big at Better Newspapers Competition

The Journalism – Mass Media program at Durham College (DC) enjoyed a successful evening on April 20 at the Ontario Community Newspaper Association’s (OCNA) Better Newspapers Competition, taking home first place honours in both categories where the work of students and faculty was nominated.

The Chronicle website won for Best College/University Newspaper Website and 2017 graduate Toby Van Weston won for Student Feature Writing for his two-page story on the water quality issues on Scugog Island. In the judge’s remarks, Van Weston was commended for taking a national-scale story and bringing it to a local level. The Chronicle website was praised for its ease of navigation and for ensuring students are well-informed about campus events and happenings in the surrounding community.

The Better Newspaper Competition is sponsored by the OCNA, a non-profit industry association focused on helping community newspapers prosper by promoting and enhancing the image of the industry among readers. Awards are handed out annually in April and recognize the previous year’s work.

Congratulations to all of the students and faculty involved.