Campus News

Holland Award for college journalism goes to California State University paper

The Daily Titan at California State University, Fullerton is the 2013-2014 winner of UGA’s Betty Gage Holland Award for excellence in college journalism. The award was announced July 29 at the 19th annual Management Seminar for College News Editors, a weeklong workshop at UGA led by educators and industry professionals.

The Holland Award recognizes campus journalists and their publications for distinguished service to honor and protect the integrity of public dialogue on America’s college campuses. The award is presented by the Cox Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership, which is part of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, and the Student Press Law Center. It is named for Betty Gage Holland, a longtime friend of journalism at the Grady College.

“The Food Report,” the winning entry from The Daily Titan, is a series of investigative reports about the requirement at Cal State Fullerton that all students purchase an on-campus meal plan and how California state law allows an exemption from this program-a little-known fact among the student body and administration.

The series features articles about inspection ratings, suspected illness reports as a result of eating at on-campus establishments and poor maintenance at concession stands and vending machines. Many of the features also include videos as part of the multimedia report.