The Slate, Shippensburg University’s student-run newspaper, once again earned Student Keystone Media Awards, this time with a school record of seven. The annual award contest, presented by the Pennsylvania News Media Association, recognizes high school and college journalism that provides relevance, integrity and initiative.

The Slate received five first place awards and two honorable mentions.

  • First place, editorial – Slate staff
  • First place, column – Jonathan Bergmueller ‘20
  • First place, news photo – Carmine Scicchitano, sophomore
  • First place, feature photo – Carmine Sciccitano, sophomore
  • First place, website – Slate staff
  • Honorable mention, photo story – Noel Miller, junior
  • Honorable mention, layout and design – Hannah Pollock, senior

Hannah Pollock, editor-in-chief, is especially impressed with this year’s all-volunteer Slate staff and their commitment to journalism and serving their community of readers.

“I am so proud of all of the work and effort The Slate staff has put into this organization. While we don’t complete our work to be recognized with awards and accolades, these are a great way to help boost the spirits of students who have tirelessly worked through a pandemic,” said Hannah Pollock, editor-in-chief.

Pollock also recognized faculty adviser Dr. Michael Drager, associate professor of communication/journalism, for his commitment to and guidance of students at the Slate.

Founded in 1957, The Slate, prints 12 times a semester and 24 times a year on Tuesdays, covering campus news and events and items of interest in the local community.

Be sure to pick up a copy of The Slate or check it out online.