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Students earn honors in annual Society for Collegiate Journalists competition

Student staff from Muskingum College’s newspaper, radio station and yearbook each have earned honors in this year’s Society for Collegiate Journalists national competition.

Josh Chaney '10 earned first place in the Spot or Hard News category for his story, Student arrested for making online threat, for the college’s newspaper, The Black and Magenta. The newspaper is advised by Assistant Professor of Journalism Dr. Vivian Wagner.

Caitlin Schultz '10 earned second place in the Broadcast News category for the college’s radio station, WMCO-FM, 90.7, for her story, Breaking News – Fire. Schultz also earned first place in the Commercial Promo/PSA category for her story, Village Vote, and second place in the same category for Community Calendar. WMCO’s station manager is Assistant Professor of Speech Communication Dr. Lisa Marshall.

The college’s yearbook, Muscoljuan, earned second place in the category Overall Excellence, Enrollment of 7000 or Fewer, and honorable mentions in the categories of Theme, and Reporting in Words. The faculty advisor for the yearbook is Instructor of English Meghan Fox.

The Society for Collegiate Journalists is an academic journalism honorary devoted to college journalists, advisors and media at colleges and universities around the world.