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Fordham University’s student-run newspaper, The Observer, received an honorable mention at the 23rd annual Associated Collegiate Press National College Newspaper Convention held in Portland, Ore., on March 11.

The Observer earned the honor in the Best of Show contest for four-year non-daily newspapers. It was one of five newspapers nationwide to receive the honor.

“I’m delighted at The Observer’s achievement in the Best of Show competition,” said Elizabeth Stone, Ph.D., professor of English and communication and media studies and The Observer’s faculty advisor. “Its significance is even clearer considering that The Observer has only been attending the Associated Collegiate Press conference for the past three years and has, so far, been singled out for excellence twice.”

The paper has won numerous awards over the years, including being listed as Most Outstanding University Newspaper for 2005-2006 by the American Scholastic Press Association’s 2006 Newspaper Review. The Observer was founded in 1981 and is based at the Lincoln Center campus.

– Janet Sassi


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