Technician staffers received national recognition

CSPA presents Gold Circle Awards to collegiate journalists

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association, of two nationwide collegiate press associations, presented 1,315 Gold Circle Awards to student journalists for newspapers and magazines in schools and colleges
in its 27th Gold Circle Awards program. Technician staff members won six individual awards.

Former Technician Editor Saja Hindi, editor at the time these pages were produced, said she was proud of the staff and that they deserved the recognition.

“All of our staff members put in a lot of time to produce this paper for the campus,” she said. “These stories and designs represent some of our best work, work we produced when we were willing to take some chances and some risks to go beyond just the day-to-day production.”

Susannah Brinkley, a graphic design student and design director of the Technician last year, received four awards while Lauren Blakely, a textile technology student, received one. Paul McCauley, was Viewpoint section editor and in charge of the editorial page.

  • Editorial Writing — Honorable mention, staff, “Give students more details on new division,” Technician, North Carolina State University
  • Editorial Page Design Broadsheet Black and White — First place, Susannah Brinkley, “Prejudiced,” Technician, North Carolina State University
  • Editorial Page Design Broadsheet Color — First place, Susannah Brinkley, “Fighting for Reparations,” Technician, North Carolina State University
  • Editorial Page Design Broadsheet Color — Second place, Lauren Blakely, “Free Expression tunnel— Focused,” Technician, North Carolina State University
  • Feature Page Design Broadsheet Color — Honorable mention, Susannah Brinkley, “Take a Ride on the Wild(er) Side,” Technician, North Carolina State University
  • Sports Page Design Broadsheet Color — 3. Susannah Brinkley, “Recruiting (2/5/09),” Technician, North Carolina State University

This first portion of the Gold Circle Awards attracted 8,091 entries from colleges, universities and secondary schools throughout the United States. Begun in 1984, these awards celebrate individual achievement by student writers, editors, designers and photographers.