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Observer Carries Off Multiple Honors

Contact: Bob Howe
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The Observer, the student newspaper of Fordham College at Lincoln Center, carried off a number of awards for the paper and its staff this spring, including honors from the Associated Collegiate Press, New York Press Association and the Society of Professional Journalists.

"The Observer has had an amazing run this year," said Jennie Nau, the paper’s editor-in-chief. "I'm honored to be a part of The Observer and extremely pleased that it is getting the recognition it deserves."

Newspaper Awards
•    First Place, Four-Year College Non-Weekly category, Associated Collegiate Press' National College Newspaper Convention
•    First Place, General Design, New York Press Association
•    Third Place, General Excellence, New York Press Association
•    Third Place, Editorials, New York Press Association
•    Honorable Mention, Photo Page Layout, Society of News Design
•    Second Place, Overall Use of Photography, Society of News Design
•    Sports Photography Mark of Excellence, Society of Professional Journalists

Individual Awards
•    Gabrielle Linzer, First Place, Best Features Article, New York Press Association
•    Luke Teegarden, Third Place, Best Features Article, New York Press Association

The Observer is published bi-weekly by an unpaid student staff, and is advised by Elizabeth Stone, Ph.D., professor of English and communication and media studies. The Observer was founded in 1981 and reaches more than 14,000 students at the Lincoln Center and Rose Hill campuses.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 14,700 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a commuter campus in Westchester, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.

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