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Holtan wins two national writing awards

Posted on September 14, 2017

Merrie Sue Holtan, School of Communication and Journalism, won two national writing awards at the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW) conference in Birmingham, Ala.

She won first place in Sports Writing and second in Home articles. NFPW also celebrated their 80 year anniversary.

The Advocate wins nearly 40 journalism awards

Posted on April 28, 2017

The MSUM Advocate brought home 36 North Dakota Professional Communicators (NDPC) Awards recently.

The student-run Advocate took home first place for best publication, plus dozens of MSUM student journalists — mostly multimedia journalism majors — won individual awards.

The NDPC is the state affiliate of National Federation of Press Women, a national organization of communication professionals. The NDPC is made up of western Minnesota and North Dakota communication and journalism professionals.

The contest recognizes the best of student journalism work each year. The region includes universities in North Dakota and Minnesota.

The awards were presented to Advocate editor Kayleigh Omang at a banquet. Dr. Deneen Gilmour is The Advocate’s faculty adviser.  Read the rest of this entry →

MFA graduate named Communicator of Achievement

Posted on October 19, 2010

Karen Stensrud, Fargo, was recently named the National Federation of Press Women “Communicator of Achievement,” the high­est honor bestowed by the organization, at the national conference in Chicago. The award is present­ed annually to an indi­vidual, nominated by his or her affiliate, in recognition of outstand­ing work in the communications field and contributions to the organization at state or national levels and to the community. Read the rest of this entry →

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