JBU student newspaper wins honors at state competition

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The student newspaper staff at John Brown University recently walked away with several honors at the Arkansas College Media Association competition.

Jenny Redfern, a college senior, was named the “2013 Editor of the Year.”

"This past year has been incredibly challenging, yet so rewarding," said Redfern. "I am just so grateful for my staff and the countless hours they poured into making the student newspaper the best it could be."

Photo editor, JP Garcia, was named “Photographer of the Year” and the newspaper overall ranked No, 1 for in-depth news coverage and  No. 2 in editorial writing among other Arkansas colleges and universities.

"Jenny showed remarkable leadership this year. Her creativity and commitment to the newspaper can be seen in each edition," said Marquita Smith, newspaper adviser. One of her most remarkable characteristics is her ability to encourage others. Her presence in the newsroom will be greatly missed."

The Threefold Advocate staff also brought home awards in specific areas.
Sports Layout: second place Jon Skinner
Feature Layout: first place Kara Underwood, second place Kelsey Gulliver
Front Layout: second place Jenny Redfern
Cartoon: second place Gabrielle Bromling
Sports Feature: third place Sidney Van Wyk
Sports Column: second place Jon Skinner
Sports Photo: second place Ron Asbill
Feature Photo: second place Abby Chestnut
Headline: third place Kelsey Gulliver
Meeting: third place Jenny Redfern
Profile: second place Esther Carey