The Orion wins top national awards


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Members of The Orion at the Associated Collegiate Press convention in San Diego.

Members of The Orion at the Associated Collegiate Press convention in San Diego.

The Orion, Chico State’s independent student-run news source, won 10 awards at the California College Media Association banquet Saturday and  and two national awards Sunday at the Associated Collegiate Press convention in San Diego.

The Orion won 1st place Best of Show for its newspaper and 2nd place Best of Show for its website, theorion.com, through the Associated Collegiate Press. The newspaper and website competed against universities from across the country.

The Orion took home 10 awards at the California College Media Association banquet including 1st place General Excellence.

“The news content in the Orion is strong,” read the judges comments. “Strong sourcing distinguished several of these stories and the excellent use of graphics helped break out critical information.”

The Orion can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_news on Twitter.

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