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The Lantern rakes in newspaper awards

The Lantern received an award for “General Excellence” from the Ohio Newspaper Association Thursday, deeming it the top collegiate publication in the state.

“When Dan Caterinicchia took over as adviser before this academic year, one of his goals for us as a staff was to first produce the top paper in the state, then the top paper in the country,” said editor-in-chief Zack Meisel. “We’re well on our way to accomplishing that.”

Ohio State’s student newspaper won seven awards Thursday for editorial writing, sports coverage, headline writing, photojournalism, design, best newspaper website and news coverage. The awards were given for content published between Aug. 1, 2009 through July 31, 2010.

The “General Excellence” award is given to the publication that earns the most points based on the awards received. The Lantern’s seven awards gave it enough points to take the top spot among Ohio’s student publications.


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