Harker’s student journalism news website, TalonWP.com, has been awarded the prestigious Gold Crown Award for digital news from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA). According to the CSPA, this year 1,351 printed magazines, newspapers and yearbooks and 182 digital publications bycurrent CSPA members were eligible to enter the competition. Online news media were judged at Columbia University by the Board of Crown Judges in February 2012. Publications were judged on writing/editing, design, content, concept, photography, art and graphics. Only 13 digital news publications received the Gold Crown Award, which has been presented annually since 1983.
This year’s award is only the latest in the past several years of recognition for Harker’s journalism program, which is directed by Chris Daren. TalonWP.com won a Silver Crown in 2011 and a Gold Crown in 2010. The Winged Post won a Silver Crown in 2010 as well. Read more about the Harker journalism program in the current issue of Harker Quarterly.