Jambar snags six ONA awards

February 20, 2012  |  
YSU Jambar staff accepts an award they won at the 2012 Ohio Newspaper Association.

From left to right: Joe Catullo of Boardman, Kacy Standohar of Girard, Jordan Uhl of Canfield, Josh Stipanovich of Austintown, Marissa McIntyre of Bazetta and Chelsea Telega of New Middletown accept the General Excellence award at the 2012 Ohio Newspaper Association Convention in Columbus.

Youngstown State University’s student-run newspaper, The Jambar, brought home six awards from the 2012 Ohio Newspaper Association Convention held Feb. 9 near Columbus, Ohio.

Representing the paper were Josh Stipanovich, Editor-in-Chief; Jordan Uhl, News Editor, Marissa McIntyre, Assistant News Editor; Chelsea Telega, Arts and Entertainment Editor; Kacy Standohar, Features Editor; Joe Catullo Jr., Sports Editor and advisor Mary Beth Earnheardt.

The competition was composed of two divisions, with larger schools that publish daily papers in Division A and smaller schools not printing daily editions in Division B.

The Jambar received five Division B awards in the categories of news and sports coverage, arts and entertainment, editorial writing and design, placing second in news coverage, first in sports coverage, third in arts and entertainment, second in editorial writing and third in design, respectively.

The paper also received a special nod by earning the General Excellence Award, a first for The Jambar in the three years the ONA has held the competition.

Other competing schools included: Bowling Green State University, the University of Cincinnati, Kent State University and the Ohio State University in Division A, and Ashland University, the University of Finland, Malone University and Otterbein University in Division B.

“This was a team effort,” said Stipanovich, “This newspaper has come a long way, and everyone at YSU and within the community should take notice. I am proud of the journalism program and the people involved; without their support, this would not have been possible.”

Published Spring 2012