The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) selected The Pulse, which is The University of Findlay’s student-run newspaper, for an award at its Region 4 Mark of Excellence Award ceremony last month.
SPJ Region 4 includes Michigan, Ohio, Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. This year, the contest received more than 4,000 entries across SPJ’s 12 regions.
In the general news reporting category, The Pulse took a first-place award for “Sexual Assault: Pain, Recovery and Disappointment” by Lindsay McFadden, Samantha Kahle and Desmond Strooh.
This win will put The Pulse in the running for a national award.
The Pulse is written and designed by students, and provides regular news and information about University happenings via Web, social networks and, each Thursday, in print. Over the last several years, the Pulse has earned 14 statewide awards from the Ohio Newspaper Association for news coverage, column and headline writing, photography, sports news and design. The Ohio Communication Association honored the paper as the 2010 Outstanding Student Organization in Ohio. Look for the Pulse online at http://pulse.findlay.edu/, and on Twitter and Facebook.