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Daily Kent Stater Earns First Place Honors at Ohio Newspaper Association Competition

Posted Apr. 1, 2013

The Daily Kent Stater, Kent State University’s student-run daily newspaper, won first place in heading writing and editorial writing in the 2013 Ohio Collegiate Newspaper and Web Design Contest sponsored by the Ohio Newspaper Association and the Ohio Newspaper Foundation.

“The headline achieves the ultimate goal: It makes me want to read the story [in the Daily Kent Stater],” says Thomas Fladung, managing editor of The Plain Dealer and judge of the headline writing category. He says of the first place winner that “[this is] a good example of a successful hard-news enterprise headline.”

The judges in the editorial writing category included Peter Mattiace of The Courier in Findlay and Steve Keller and Brad Sherman, managing editor and staff writer respectively of The Telegram in Jackson, Ohio. They wrote that, “The Daily Kent Stater's editorials are strong, clear and perhaps most importantly, directly aimed at campus issues. Agree or not, there's no question where The Daily Kent Stater stands.”

The Daily Kent Stater competed in Division A of the competition against The BG News at Bowling Green State University, The Record at the University of Cincinnati, The Post at Ohio University and The Lantern at The Ohio State University.

The Daily Kent Stater also placed in four additional competition categories.

  • Arts and Entertainment - Second Place
  • Design - Second Place
  • News coverage - Third Place
  • Photojournalism - Third Place

The Ohio Newspaper Association and Ohio Newspapers Foundation host the annual Ohio Collegiate Newspaper and Website Competition to recognize the achievements of Ohio’s college and university newspapers.