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Posted: Mar 2, 2010  11:48

NIC Student Newspaper Brings Home First-Place Award

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The Sentinel, the student-produced newspaper at North Idaho College, won first place for general excellence for two-year college newspapers at the Associated Collegiate Press national convention in Phoenix Feb. 28.

Eli Francovich of Post Falls, managing editor of a staff of 40 students with The Sentinel, gave a presentation on managing a two-year college newspaper. Sentinel adviser and journalism instructor Nils Rosdahl gave presentations on recruiting news staff members and using non-verbal communication in journalism. Approximately 400 students and advisers from about 50 colleges and universities attended the convention.

The second through fifth place winners among two-year college newspapers were from Southwestern College in Chula Vista, Calif.; Laramie County College in Cheyenne, Wyo.; Lakeland College in Mattoon, Ill., and Milwaukee Area Technical College in Milwaukee, Wis.

A graduate of Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy, Francovich also is a writing intern for the NIC College Relations Department. He is the son of Chris and Karen Francovich of Post Falls.

For More Information
NIC journalism instructor and Sentinel adviser Nils Rosdahl, (208) 769-3228


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