Columbia Scholastic Press Association

CSPA is an international student press association, founded in 1925, whose goal is to unite student journalists and faculty advisers at schools and colleges through educational conferences, idea exchanges, textbooks, critiques and award programs.

2002 - Awards For Student Work Crown Awards - Collegiate Recipients

CSPA presents the 2002 Collegiate Crown Awards

New York, NY - The Columbia Scholastic Press Association announced its top awards for collegiate publications at the Spring National College Media Convention, sponsored by College Media Advisers, Inc. The annual Crown Awards program attracted 862 entries from among CSPA’s 1,485 member publications. Two hundred eighty-three newspapers, one hundred fifty-five magazines and four hundred twenty-four yearbooks published during the 2000-2001 academic year were judged for the 2002 Crown Awards Program.

Two college newspapers, three magazines, and four yearbooks received Gold Crown Awards while fifteen other college publications received the second highest CSPA award, known as the Silver Crown Award. Gold Crowns have been awarded annually since 1982, and Silver Crowns have been given since 1984.

The Awards Convocation took place on Saturday, March 16, 2002 at 2 p.m. in the Terrace Room of The Roosevelt Hotel, located at Madison Ave. and East 45th Street in New York City.

Edmund J. Sullivan, director of the CSPA, presented plaques to those winners attending the Convention. Remaining awards will be mailed to winners beginning April 8, 2002.

CSPA is an international student press association uniting student journalists and faculty advisers at schools and colleges through educational conferences, idea exchanges and award programs. Owned by Columbia University since 1925 and operated as a program of its Graduate School of Journalism, the Association enrolls members throughout North America and in certain overseas schools and colleges following the American plan.

Its three major services include: 1) annual competitions and awards for members, including the Crown Awards, 2) planning three conventions (two national, one regional) and a week-long summer workshop at Columbia, plus 3) small press publishing activities to support a quarterly magazine and one to two books per year.

The judging panel included Dr. Gloria (Lori) Schultz Eastman, professor of English and English education, Buffalo State College, State University of New York; Elizabeth Fox, author, Brooklyn, NY; H.L. Hall, retired publications adviser and author, Kirkwood, MO; Mark Murray, coordinator of technology systems, Arlington Independent School District, Arlington, TX; Laura Schaub, associate professor of journalism, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; Pam Smith, retired journalism teacher, San Antonio, Texas; Randy Stano, Knight Chair and professor, School of Communications, University of Miami; and C. Bruce Watterson, associate vice president for public relations, Shorter College, Rome, GA. (Individual affiliations of the members of the judging panel are for identification purposes only.)

For further information, contact the CSPA directly.


College Gold Crown Magazines

Dollars & Sense, Baruch College/CUNY, New York, NY;
Hair Trigger 23, Fiction Writing Department, Columbia College, Chicago, IL;
Sanskrit, University of North Carolina – Charlotte, Charlotte, NC


College Gold Crown Newspapers

Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.


College Gold Crown Yearbooks

Arbutus, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
Michiganensian, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI;
Royal Purple, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS;
Sooner, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.


College Silver Crown Magazines

Bayousphere, University of Houston - Clear Lake, Houston, TX;
Collage, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN;
Convergence, Humber College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada;
Echo, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL.


College Silver Crown Newspapers

The Daily Collegian, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA;
The Oklahoma Daily, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
The Shorthorn, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX;
The University Daily, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.


College Silver Crown Yearbooks

Corks and Curls, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA;
La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
Ouachitonian, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, AR;
Rotunda, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX;
Shield, Murray State University, Murray, KY;
Tower, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO;
Yahnseh, Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, OK.