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UW-Eau Claire’s Student Newspaper
Earns Top Honors

 MAILED:  Dec. 22, 2003

EAU CLAIRE — The Spectator, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s largest student-produced newspaper, has won first place in the “General Excellence” category of the 2003 Wisconsin Newspaper Association College Newspaper Contest.

This is the first time the WNA has named The Spectator the best collegiate newspaper in the state, said Assistant Professor Michael Dorsher, the paper’s faculty adviser.

“The Spectator is produced 100 percent by students who devote countless late-night hours to putting out a newspaper that serves its readers very well,” Dorsher said. “We journalism faculty members are glad to see our classroom lessons put into practice so well and happy to see these students recognized by an organization representing Wisconsin’s professional journalists.”

In addition to the paper earning its first-place award in the “General Excellence” category, Spectator staffers won seven awards in individual categories.
The award winners are:

The Spectator also has a national-award winning Web site, which requires free registration for first-time users.

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Updated: December 22, 2003