UW-Whitewater students win 2020 Wisconsin Newspaper Association Award

The following University of Wisconsin-Whitewater students were among the award winners at the Wisconsin Newspaper Association 2020 Better Newspaper Competition.

Whitewater, WI: Ethan Maurice, who is studying Journalism.

Whitewater, WI: Carter Secor, who is studying Political cience.

Whitewater, WI: Autumn Tracy, who is studying English.

Whitewater, WI: Kyle Olson, who is studying journalism.

UW-Whitewater’s independent student newspaper, The Royal Purple, won second place for Best Newspaper Promotion.

“The entire staff should be really proud of their hard work reaching out to the campus and community, which secured the award for newspaper promotion. They’ve created important connections with organizations that can help us tell the story of Whitewater,” said Keith Zukas, faculty advisor.

The awards event was scheduled March 19-20 in Pewaukee as part of the WNA’s Convention and Trade Show. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was canceled, but winners were still notified of their honors.

The Royal Purple is a student-led weekly newspaper that has created and nurtured relationships with UW-Whitewater faculty, students, and staff and the Whitewater community. With roots from 1901, The Royal Purple has paved the way for campus news through student reporters, writers, photographers, editors, web editors, and advertising managers. The sections of The Royal Purple include: News, Lifestyle, Sports, Arts & Rec, Biz & Tech, and Sports.

For more information on The Royal Purple, visit royalpurplenews.com.

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