Awards and Activities

National coverage of Orionites' trip to Va. Tech

In April of 2007 three journalists from The Orion traveled to Blacksburg, Va., to get a student perspective on the April 16 massacre at Virginia Tech. Reporters Ashley Gebb, Karen McIntyre and photographer David Flannery posted stories, blog reports and photos on The Orion Online from Virginia and helped put together a story package for The Orion on their return (see the archived stories and slide show).

Their efforts are highlighted in two College Media Advisers publications:

Orion Online brings home first 'Pacemaker'

The Orion, Chico State’s student-run newspaper, has won its first Online Pacemaker award for the Web-based edition of its publication.

The Pacemaker awards are among the most prestigious for college journalism and are given annually by Associated Collegiate Press, the oldest and largest national organization for college journalists. Click here for the full story.

Other recent news:

Orion again wins college journalism's 'Pulitzer'

Waddell garners national CMA advising award

Chico State, MediaNews Group enter into newsroom diversity partnership

The Orion honored by university as High Quality Learning Environment

Journalism Department News Archive