Cal Poly’s Mustang News won five Campus Excellence in Journalism awards at the California Newspaper Publishers Association’s Better Newspapers Contest in May.
The publication earned three first-place wins. “Eversley’s ascent” by J.J. Jenkins won best feature story, and Aja Frost won best editorial comment for “CSU’s derecognition of Christian club unfair,” while the Mustang News staff was honored for best website.
The Cal Poly-based news organization also was a blue ribbon finalist in four categories: general excellence, best writing, best sports story and best sports photo.
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About 175 newspapers submitted 4,000 entries to the contest.