UNC Asheville Student Newspaper, "The Blue Banner," Wins Six Statewide Awards


UNC Asheville’s weekly student newspaper, The Blue Banner, earned six awards at the annual N.C. College Media Association’s conference held Feb. 24 at NC State University.

UNC Asheville student journalists at the N.C. College Media Association Conference: top from left: Maggie Haddock, Phillip Wyatt, Elizabeth Walker, Rebecca Andrews, Bryce Alberghini; bottom from left: Katie Devoe, Nick Haseloff, Karrigan Monk, Samantha Savery, Sarah Shadburne, Larisa Karr, Dusty Albinger.

The Blue Banner received the following awards in the small school category for 2017:

The N.C. College Media Association offers a one-day conference on a different campus each year to hold educational workshops and recognize outstanding work from the state’s student newspapers, yearbooks and online news organizations. The association is a special program sponsored by the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication at UNC-Chapel Hill.

For more information, contact Michael Gouge, UNC Asheville lecturer in mass communication, 828.232.2423 or mgouge@unca.edu.