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The Arbiter wins at national convention

The Arbiter, Boise State’s independent student news outlet, along with student staff in the student media office, won eight awards at the recent National College Media Convention.

There were three different award ceremonies throughout the convention and over 7,000 award submissions. The Arbiter placed in the top ten for best four-year less than weekly student newspapers and received individual awards for news, design, photography, and media kit.

The winners are:

College Media Association Pinnacle Awards for 2019-2020:

— first place for Best Rate Card/Media Kit: Maddie Ceglecki, ’20, Tessa Bishop, ’19, Taylor Humby, ’19, and Mackenzie Hudson.

Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker Awards for 2019-2020:

— second place for Advertising Brochure/Rate Card: Maddie Ceglecki, ’20, Tessa Bishop, ’19, Taylor Humby, ’19, and Mackenzie Hudson.

— fourth place for Design of the Year – Illustration: Wyatt Wurtenberger, ’20 for Meet the President cover.

— Honorable Mention for Photo of the Year – Sports Game/Action Photo: Mackenzie Hudson.

— Honorable Mention for the Ernie Pyle Human-Interest Profile: Michelle Johnson, ’20 for Making a discovery: How Julianna Ramirez used her passion for science to find success.

National College Media Convention Best in Show Awards for fall 2020:

— second place for four year less than weekly newspaper: The Arbiter staff for the COVID-19 Issue published Aug. 27, 2020.

— third place for Election Reporting: Blake Hunter for The Political Impact of Gen Z.

— second place for Rate Card/Media Kit (for 2019-2020): Maddie Ceglecki, ’20, Sarah Schmid, Anna Noto, Taylor Humby, ’19 and Mackenzie Hudson.

The Arbiter reports daily at and appears in print monthly during the fall and spring semesters.