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Posted on May 18, 2017

Cutline: Lake Land College’s Navigator staff and contributors won several awards at this year’s ICCJA contest held recently at Lewis and Clark Community College. Pictured left to right, back row, are Derby Roan, Mattoon; Allison Wheeler, Bethany; Sara McRoberts, Mattoon; Darrius Frazier, Charleston; and front row: Steven Oliver, Charleston.

May 1, 2017

For Immediate Release

Lake Land College’s Navigator wins big in this year’s ICCJA contest

The staff of Lake Land College’s Navigator News recently won nine awards at the spring 2017 Illinois Community College Journalism Association ICCJA conference held at Lewis and Clark Community College.

The Navigator News is Lake Land College’s student newspaper and is produced by the students for the students every month during the fall and spring semesters.  The eight to 12 page tabloid consists of news, features, sports, entertainment and upcoming events.

Listed below are the awards obtained by the Navigator News:

  • 2nd Place Front Page Design, Derby Roan, Mattoon
  • 2nd Place Front Page Design, Allison Wheeler, Bethany
  • 2nd Place Front Page Design, Tamesha Moss, Mattoon
  • 3rd Place Headline, Tamesha Moss, Mattoon
  • 3rd Place Website, Staff of the Navigator News
  • 3rd Place Sports Column, Dalton Kemper, Teutopolis
  • 3rd Place Advertising, Staff of the Navigator News
  • 3rd Place Sports Photo, Bailey Zacha, Beecher City
  • Honorable Mention News Story, Bailey Rueff, Cowden

The staff also had the opportunity to attend education sessions taught by distinguished journalism faculty, current journalists and graphic designers.  For more information on the Navigator or any other student life activity, visit lakelandcollege.edu/student-life.

The Navigator News is hiring staff this summer for the 2017-2018 year. There are several paid positions in the area of editing, writing, photography, advertising, graphic design and business management. Call 217-234-5277 to learn more about how to join the staff.

 

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