The Daily Evergreen at Washington State University was named among the top three student-run daily newspapers in the country, and three Evergreen reporters won national honors for their aggressive coverage of university budget cuts.
The awards were announced Monday by the Society of Professional Journalists for submissions from the 2017 calendar year.
For the second year in a row, the Evergreen was a finalist in the “best all-around daily student newspaper” category, joining fellow runner-up the Iowa State Daily. The Daily Orange at Syracuse University took first place.
Evergreen reporters Forrest Holt, Cody Cottier and Jessica Zhou also won individual awards for general news reporting in the national large-school division. Their submission was an article explaining how various WSU departments were being impacted by across-the-board budget cuts that President Kirk Schulz ordered to alleviate a $30 million deficit.
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