The College Media Association awarded Kent State University's newspaper, The Kent Stater
, with high honors last month with Newspaper of the Year for 2016-2017.
It's a terrific award for a powerhouse newspaper that beat out competition at Northwestern University, the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Pennsylvania.
The College Media Association pointed to the Kent Stater's
NCAA coverage, presidential election coverage and "a weeklong examination
of the heroin epidemic in Northeast Ohio."
“I am absolutely thrilled to see The Stater
judged to be the best student newspaper in the country,” Kevin Dilley, director of Student Media at Kent State, said in a public statement. “It doesn’t surprise me at all because I regularly see the dedication, talent and hard work on display by our students in the student media newsroom, so I know this recognition is well deserved.”