STAR Wins Two National Journalism Awards

The Sonoma State STAR, SSU's award-winning student run newspaper since 1979, has received more national attention recently. The newspaper has won the "Most Outstanding University Newspaper for 2012-2013" and the "First Place with Special Merit" awards from the American Scholastic Journalism Association.

"These are the highest honors given by the American Scholastic Journalism Association," said Chip McAuley, long-time STAR adviser who is leaving Sonoma State at the end of the academic year. "I'm very proud of the students. They do a tremendous amount of work every week - and each one of them, past and present, deserves to share in these awards."

McAuley added: "It has been my privilege over the last six years to watch the STAR journalism program gain more state and national recognition than at any previous time in the history of the program. Most fulfilling has been seeing the students learn the process of print and online journalism each week and, then, seeing them take that knowledge and the skills they have learned into the world. It has been an honor advising them."

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