West Long Branch, NJ - Monmouth University's student-run newspaper, The Outlook, was named "Best University Newspaper" once again by the American Scholastic Press Association (ASPA) in its annual national competition. This is the second year in a row The Outlook has won the contest, and its third time in the last five years.
Judges awarded the paper 1970 points out of a possible 2000 in categories that included editing, creativity, art, advertising and others. The Outlookreceived perfect scores for content coverage, page design and general plan.
"You have an excellent school newspaper, which shows the creativity and journalistic knowledge of your editors, writers, photographers, layout/graphics designers and adviser," one judge wrote.
Professor John Morano, the paper's faculty adviser, said, "To achieve this recognition, back to back no less, really brings home the point that hard work and dedication to sound journalistic principles is worth the effort. The students who produce The Outlook are a special breed, and it looks like the paper is reflective of that. It's rewarding, and an honor to see that the ASPA recognizes what's happening in our newsroom."