NAU's 'Lumberjack' wins 4 awards
Northern Arizona University's student newspaper, The Lumberjack, recently won four awards, including a first place for reporting, in the 2004 Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence competition.

The paper also won second place for Best All Around, non-daily.

The Lumberjack competed in Region 11 with newspapers from such institutions as Arizona State University, the University of Arizona and the University of California-Berkeley.

"I am very proud of The Lumberjack staff, especially considering the challenges the students have faced over the last year," said Annette McGivney, journalism instructor and Lumberjack advisor.

The Lumberjack awards are:

  • Newspapers, Best All-Around Non-Daily—Second place: The Lumberjack
  • Newspapers, General News Reporting—First place: Tara Lindsey
  • Photo, Spot News—Second place: Chris Hinkle
  • Editorial Cartooning—Honorable Mention: Alex Castro

"It is all the more remarkable considering the disruptive moves from Peterson Hall into the World News Center," said Tom Knights, interim director of the School of Communication. "Congratulations to Annette for her strong leadership over the past several months and congratulations to the student award winners."

The awards will be presented the weekend of April 15 in Palm Springs, Calif.