Newspaper, yearbook and magazine receive 'best in nation' honors
Five years ago, Baylor's student publications (the Lariat newspaper, Round Up yearbook and Focus magazine) earned a total of 38 state and regional awards, which was quite an accomplishment.
But that has actually proved to be the low mark since then, as the three staffs have seen increased recognition each year for five straight years. Honors continue to roll in for the 2010-11 academic year. In early March, the Round Up earned four more national awards, bringing the program's total for the year to 134, including 38 national awards.
Of those, 36 are top-5 national finishes, including 12 "best in the nation," first-place honors. Among the most prominent recognitions:
This year's total breaks the previous year's record of 94 total awards, including eight national awards. Student publications has increased both the total number of awards and national awards every year for the past five years. All of the awards are earned by Baylor students competing against their peers across the nation.