The Orion named best large college newspaper in California


The Orion took home seven awards at the Associated Collegiate Press Convention. Photo credit: Mark Plenke

Kayla Fitzgerald

Chico State’s independent student news source, The Orion won best newspaper in California from the California College Media Association, beating UCLA, USC and UC Berkeley.

At the Associated Collegiate Press Midwinter National College Journalism Convention, other top awards were earned by The Orion staff. The Orion competed in the large schools division, which means it competed against universities with more than 10,000 students.

The Orion won:

To close the convention, the Associated Collegiate Press hosted a Best of Show awards ceremony. There, the Orion took home the following:

  • Best Newspaper Four-year Weekly: Seventh Place
  • Best Website Large School: Second Place

The full list of award winners can be found at the CCMA and ACP websites.

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