As an adviser and educator, I’ve never been prouder than I am right now.
Last night, the staff of The Quinnipiac Chronicle, the official student-run newspaper on campus, received nine awards from the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists. It was an exciting moment for the winners, the staff and me.
Each week during the academic year, I’ve seen these students tirelessly research, write, photograph, design and distribute a newspaper that they have spent more than a hundred hours putting together.
Most of them do it for no money.
The thought of awards and recognition isn’t in their mind as they try to balance the demands of a student newspaper with their coursework.
Now, after all the work is done and the academic year is behind us, it’s a beautiful thing to see all of their late nights at the computer and scrambling to cover a last-minute story have earned them some recognition among peers and professionals.
Most of all, it teaches these students a valuable life lesson: Hard work does pay off.
Congratulations to all the winners!
Layout non page 1: Ilya Spektor, Matt Eisenberg, Lenny Neslin for Mechanics of a No Hitter
Photo feature: Charlotte Greene for Faust Triplets
Photo sports: Charlotte Greene for Fortuna Velaj
Sports news story: Matt Eisenberg for Mariano Jr. commits to Quinnipiac
Categories: School of Communications