For the second year in a row Kalamalama, the
Hawai'i Pacific University newspaper, received the top national
award for community service reporting and a national “First
Place” award from the American Scholastic Press Association.
Kalamalama received the national award for “Best
Community Service” for its April 24, 2000 spread on the Hawaiian
Humane Society. Created by Therese Nesse, who also wrote most
of the articles, the spread told the story, in words and pictures,
of the Humane Society’s 103 years of effort on behalf of animals
that are mistreated, abused, or abandoned. For the fourth straight
year, Kalamalama also received a national “First
Place with Special Merit” award in the American Scholastic Press
top division, colleges and universities with more than 2,500
students. Newspapers receiving this award must score more than
900 of a possible 1,000 points in such areas as content coverage,
page design, general plan, art, editing, and creativity. Kalamalama
scored 975 points.
In 1998-99 Kalamalama received 965 points out
of 1,000 and was named “Most Outstanding College Newspaper.”
Editors for 1998-99 were Pelle Atterholm and Kelly Watson. Editors
for 2000-2001 were Andreas Arvman and Johan Astrom.
This year the judges said they were “extremely impressed with
the high professional quality of the work displayed” in Kalamalama.
“The dedication and commitment of all those involved are evident.
Congratulations on a job well done!” The American Scholastic
Press Association is a national organization serving more than
2,000 schools, colleges and universities in the United States.