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Northern Star journalists take home two prizes from 2011 National College Media Convention

November 1, 2011
Kyla Gardner, Matt Liparota and Lauren Stott

Kyla Gardner, Matt Liparota and Lauren Stott

Three student journalists from the Northern Star placed second in two categories at the 2011 National College Media Convention in Orlando, Fla.

Managing Editor Kyla Gardner won second place in national News Story of the Year for her Feb. 11 investigative article about NIU’s Late Night Ride service. Using public records obtained through the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, Gardner examined the free service’s ridership and its long list of destinations.

Campus Editor Matt Liparota and former Northern Star editor Lauren Stott also won second place in Design of the Year: Magazine/Special Section Cover for their Summer 2010 Facebook-themed orientation issue.

The awards were announced at the 90th Annual Associated Collegiate Press/College Media Advisers National College Media Convention. The event took place from Wednesday, Oct. 26, through Sunday, Oct. 30.