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Cardinal Points Newspaper Garners Associated Collegiate Press Accolade

Cardinal Points, SUNY Plattsburgh’s student-run newspaper, was named to the Associated Collegiate Press’s Best of Show list at the National Collegiate Media Association convention in New Orleans, Oct. 23-27.

The paper came in at No. 8 in the four-year weekly tabloid division. Other papers named in that division included those from the University of North Florida, University of Miami, Georgia State University and California State University, Stanislaus.

“For a staff with only a few seniors, it’s remarkable that such a young group could pull off a Best of Show at the National College Media Convention — especially in a professionally judged competition against such collegiate heavyweights,” said Shawn Murphy, adviser for Cardinal Points and chair of the college’s journalism department.

"It was a great feeling to know that out of all of the four-year weekly newspapers in the country, we scored among the top 10,” Editor-in-Chief Stanley Blow III said. “It's even better knowing we did almost as well as some of the Pacemaker award finalists, which is a pretty big deal."

The issue judged came out Oct. 18 and was produced by current Cardinal Points staff, including Blow, Managing Editor Lara Dufresne, News Editor Brian Molongoski, Sports Editor Zachary Ripple, Fuse Editor Elizabeth Reff, Opinions Editor Brittany Shew, Photo Editor Alexander Ayala and Web Editor Melanie Rivera.

This is the second time the paper has made the Best of Show list. The first was in 2011, when the college ranked No. 1 among four-year, non-daily newspapers.

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