Shorter University’s student newspaper, The Periscope, earns first-place award from Georgia College Press Association
February 7, 2012 -
Shorter University’s student-produced newspaper, The Periscope, has earned a first-place award from the Georgia College Press Association (GCPA).
The award, presented at the annual GCPA Institute in Athens, was given to The Periscope in recognition for their outstanding achievement in layout and design. The Periscope competed in Division B against eight other collegiate newspapers. Divisions are based on school enrollment and four-year and two-year status.
“Our staff has put in a lot of time and effort to improve the Periscope and make it a newspaper the entire campus notices,” said Periscope editor Audrey Speight. “Our goal is to publish a paper that really grabs the attention of our students and we hope to make it something that people look forward to reading.”
The Periscope, founded in 1919, is written, edited and produced on a bi-monthly basis. The newspaper currently has 11 staff members that include writers, editors, designers and photographers. Shorter University communications professor Dr. Cassandra Johnson serves as advisor. “I can’t tell you how proud I am of the staff to have earned this recognition,” said Dr. Johnson. “It takes tremendous dedication and hard work from the students to put out a publication that is a priceless, permanent record of our university’s memories. It’s nice to know that others across the state are honoring their efforts.”
The staff of The Periscope with their award.
Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christian university committed to excellence in education. The Princeton Review annually includes Shorter on its lists of best value and best Southeastern colleges. The university offers traditional bachelor’s degrees in 48 major areas as well as undergraduate degree programs for working adults, the Master of Business Administration, the Master of Education and the Master of Arts in Leadership. General education and calculus courses are offered in an online format, and Shorter recently launched online programs that lead toward the Associate of Science, the Bachelor of Business Administration, and the Master of Accountancy degrees. For more information, visit www.shorter.edu.