2000-2001 New Archive

The Orion wins newspaper of the year

The Orion placed first in the college weekly category in the Newspaper of the Year competition at the National College Newspaper Convention in San Francisco on Feb. 25. The contest is an annual general excellence competition conducted by the Associated Collegiate Press. This is the third time in four years that The Orion has won the award, also taking top honors in 1998 and 1999.

This award demonstrates the continuing tradition of hardwork and productivity embraced by journalism students.

Journalism Department, IABC present job fair

The Chico State chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators presented the 2nd Annual Journalism Job Fair on March 2. Representatives of eight public relations firms, five newspapers and two placement service companies interviewed graduating seniors and students looking for internships.

News, advertising workshop held

The California Newspaper Publishers Association sponsored news and advertising workshops at Chico State in early October. Writers, editors and advertising salespeople journeyed to Chico to spend the day discussing ethics, writing principles, advertising strategies and the future of the media.

Participants' work was compiled into a workbook, critiqued and used as teaching examples. Journalists from The Orion, the Chico News and Review, and the Chico Enterprise-Record were among those attending the editorial workshop.

Journalism Career Day

Students from 14 high schools, many traveling more than 100 miles, participated in the Career Day presented by the journalism department. The students attended panel discussions with professionals, toured The Orion laboratory and benefited from critiques of their campus newspapers.

Professionals participated in panel discussions

Bill Endicott, deputy managing editor of The Sacramento Bee, encouraged the students to pursue journalism careers.