Technician staffers win SCJ awards

The Society for Collegiate Journalists confirmed winners for the 2008 contest, although some winners were announced at it's biennial convention held March 13 - 15 at Barton College in Wilson, N.C. Four NCSU students were among the students recognized. In addition to the individual recognition, the Technician placed first for overall excellence in the category including newspapers published more frequently than weekly. N.C. State chapter winners were as follows:

Teaching about Service Learning through photography

With a grant from the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Foundation, the NCSU Student Media photography staff set out to teach students about service learning and have them use that knowledge to document a service learning project taking place in their community. After training young photographers in the basics of photography and explaining what makes a good photo, we were then able to explain to them service learning and allow them to become more aware of it in their community. 

Agromeck staffers win 11 national, individual awards

The staff of the 2007 Agromeck yearbook received 11 national Gold Circle Awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.

According to CSPA, "Gold Circle Awards are offered to recognize superior work by student journalists usually as individuals but sometimes as an entire staff working with either print or online media."

According to CSPA, about 1,496 awards, representing 12.5 percent of the 11,959 entrants, were given in 75 categories. The awards were announced and presented at the Association's annual convention in March in New York City.

WKNC to make program available as podcast

WKNC 88.1 FM, the student radio station at North Carolina State University, made its weekly public affairs program, "Failure to Refrain," available as a podcast on Feb. 20.

Jeff Horn, a senior in economics, started "Failure to Refrain," a program centered on economics and its impact on politics, law, philosophy and other areas of interest, in the fall 2007 semester. Horn and his co-host Nathanael Snow, also a senior in economics, wanted a program that would increase the frequency and quality of public debates, both on the N.C. State campus and in Raleigh.

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