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APSU student newspaper earns two national awards

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — The All State, Austin Peay State University’s student newspaper, earned two national Apple Awards at the Spring National College Media Convention in New York City on March 14. The newspaper placed second in the Best Newspaper category, and its website — www.theallstate.org — placed third for Best Homepage.

“I am in continuously in awe of the remarkable work the staff puts in The All State every day,” Celeste Malone, editor-in-chief of The All State, said. “Receiving not one, but two national awards is such an amazing honor.”

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — The All State, Austin Peay State University’s student newspaper, earned two national Apple Awards at the Spring National College Media Convention in New York City on March 14. The newspaper placed second in the Best Newspaper category, and its website — www.theallstate.org — placed third for Best Homepage.

“I am in continuously in awe of the remarkable work the staff puts in The All State every day,” Celeste Malone, editor-in-chief of The All State, said. “Receiving not one, but two national awards is such an amazing honor.”

APSU’s student newspaper was the only public university in Tennessee to win an award from the competition.

Earlier this academic year, the newspaper earned 10 awards from the Southeast Journalism Conference’s Best of the South competition and two national Pinnacle Awards from College Media Association’s (CMA) Fall National Media Convention.

Patrick Armstrong, coordinator of Student Publications and adviser to The All State, and Dr. Tammy Bryant, director of Student Affairs programs and assessment, presented two sessions at the conference for student media advisers and editors on using assessment in student publications. Armstrong also presented a session titled “Illustrating Hard Stories and Topics,” and co-presented two sessions with fellow student media advisers.

He was also recently appointed to the CMA Finance Committee through fall 2018.

“The College Media Association has been leading the fight for the rights of student journalists, and inspiring the future journalists to go into the field,” Armstrong said. “I’m excited to contribute to a vital organization my students are active members of.”

The All State publishes each Wednesday in print during the fall and spring semesters, which is distributed on APSU’s Clarksville and Fort Campbell campuses. It also publishes regularly online at www.theallstate.org. Readers can also connect with The All State on Facebook, Instagram (@TheAllState_APSU) and Twitter (@TheAllState).