Thursday, May 28, 2009

Framingham State College Newspaper Wins Awards

Congratulations to the student journalists at Framingham State College. The Gatepost, the college's student newspaper, was honored recently as one of the top three student-run news organizations in the United States for a story about a campus bomb scare in February 2008.

And the previous month, the newspaper won two first place awards from the Society of Professional Journalists' schools in the mid-Atlantic states region, one for editorial writing, the other for breaking-news coverage.

I cut my journalistic teeth as an editor at another Massachusetts state college newspaper, at Bridgewater State. As a proud graduate of the state college system, I can fully attest that it's often the experience you get, and not necessarily where you get it, that matters most.