Published: Mar 4, 2010
The University of Tampa’s online student newspaper, The Minaret Online
was named the country’s best small school Web site at the Associated
Collegiate Press National College Journalism Convention in Phoenix, AZ,
Feb. 25-28.The Minaret Online
is edited by Alex Vera. The Web sites from Southwestern University and Suffolk University rounded out second and third.
The print version, The Minaret
was named the country’s third best four-year weekly newspaper. It is
edited by Charlie Hambos. The newspapers from California State
University, Chico; and Wake Forest University were named the best and
second best in the country, respectively.
Vera, Hambos and Mel
Steiner, assistant editor and layout/design editor, also led breakout
session at the convention on topics related to college and university
Associated Collegiate Press is the oldest and largest national membership organization for college student journalists.