Mainstream Takes Home Excellence Award
UCC student newspaper wins prestigious award.
ROSEBURG, Oregon – Umpqua Community College’s student newspaper The Mainstream won its first General Excellence award at this year's Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association Collegiate Contest. The staff took first place in General Excellence; an award that marked UCC’s publication as best of the state’s community colleges.
The General Excellence award is prestigious because it evaluates the publication as a whole, considering depth of writing, story selection, photography, graphic design, and use of illustration. The Mainstream also won separate awards for individual entries: best design (third place), feature photo (third place), review (second place), and house ad (third place).
The newspaper’s managing editor is Alicia Graves, design editor is Christina Morrow, and web editor is Casey Conemac.
“I’m ecstatic that the students pulled off a General Excellence," adviser Melinda Benton said. "In the past, we’ve focused our energies on individual stories or pieces designed for competition, but this year we wanted to strive to be the best we could be as a team. These are exceptionally dedicated media students who give so much to UCC."
About Umpqua Community College
Nestled in the beautiful North Umpqua River Valley, Umpqua Community College is the regional center for higher education in Douglas County, Oregon. UCC provides high quality college degree programs, workforce development, and community learning opportunities.
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