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Boise State’s Blue Review, Arbiter Earn Idaho Press Club Awards

Journalism students pose with their awards
From left: The Arbiter’s editor-in-chief, sports reporter, digital content manager, online editor, culture editor, news reporter, news editor and culture reporter pose at the Idaho Press Club Awards. Photo by Jessica Roberts.

Boise State University’s journal of popular scholarship, The Blue Review, received two awards at the Idaho Press Club’s Best of 2017 ceremony on April 28, while Boise State’s student newspaper, The Arbiter, took home another 17 awards.

The Blue Review won second place in the category of Website General Excellence, Online, and also took home third place in the Editorial, Weekly Print, category for An Obvious Solution? Public Support for Surplus Eliminator and Transportation Funding, written by political science professor Justin Vaughn.

The Arbiter won second place in the category of General Excellence, Student, and won first place in Website General Excellence, Student. The newspaper also swept first-, second- and third-place awards in the General News Story category for students.

The Blue Review is a journal of popular scholarship published by the Center for Idaho History and Politics in the School of Public Service. It publishes peer-reviewed pieces every Monday. Vaughn is the Blue Review’s editor-in-chief.

The Idaho Press Club is a statewide association of working journalists from all media, journalism students and teachers, public relations professionals and retired journalists, and promotes excellence in journalism, freedom of expression and freedom of information.