The Daily Collegian Named Best College Newspaper

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Oh happy days.

College Media Matters, a leading blog that analyzes college journalism, gave its nod to Penn State’s student newspaper, The Daily Collegian, for the “College Newspaper of the Year” recognition. Of The Collegian, CMM said:

Amid a massive scandal that has eaten PSU alive– leaving it temporarily branded Unhappy Valley in the eyes of many– one bright spot has been the Collegian.  Online, in print, in the newsroom, and in the field, the DC team has exuded “old-fashioned hustle,” repeatedly distinguishing itself in small but powerful ways from the professional media horde.

While some people might expect me to go on a petty rant here, the fact is, college media does matter, and Penn State is lucky to have, in my opinion, the best student journalism voice in the country. When many national outlets failed us this year by focusing the story on Joe Paterno or adding shortsighted commentary, people were able to turn to The Daily Collegian and other local media in State College to get a more accurate story. And for that, we should be grateful.

So congratulations to the folks over at 123 S. Burrowes. Good job. Good effort.

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Kevin Horne was the editor of Onward State from 2012-2014, and currently holds the position of Managing Editor Emeritus. He graduated from Penn State with degrees journalism and political science in 2014 and is currently seeking his J.D. at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. A third generation Penn Stater from Williamsport, Pa., Kevin is a director of the Nittany Valley Society 501(c)(3) and is involved in student government.

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