Published: Apr 8, 2009The Minaret
, The University of Tampa's student newspaper, was
again named best college newspaper in the Florida College Press
Association’s (FCPA) 2008 Better Newspaper Contest.
Kelley Bumstead, a senior from Cape Cod, Mass., took first and third places for best sports story. The Minaret
won second place for best front page. A second and third place for best
feature writing was awarded to UT seniors Cristobal Gomez, of Nassau,
Bahamas, and Michelle Magner, of Wilton, Conn.
The awards were for the 2008 calendar year. Entries were judged by members of the Florida Press Association.
was the second awards contest for the FCPA, which began in 2007 as a
partnership between college and university newspapers in the state and
the Florida Press Association. FCPA boasts 13 member newspapers that
range from small private colleges to large public universities and
include the University of Miami, University of North Florida, Stetson
University, Eckerd College and Florida A&M University.
For a complete listing of award winners and for more information about the FCPA, go to http://floridacollegepress.com
. The Minaret
, a weekly, has been published on the UT campus since 1933.
At the national Associated Collegiate Press awards in San Diego in February, The Minaret Online
— finished seventh in a national contest of university newspaper Web sites.