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School paper wins top national awards

Kalamalama wins another 1st Place & Best Community Service

by Kalamalama staff

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.



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