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Hagerstown woman honored for work on college newspaper

May 11, 2008

ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. - St. Mary's College of Maryland senior Julia Copley, of Hagerstown, ends her stint as managing editor of The Point News, the college's student newspaper, on a high note.

Last year she served as the paper's editor-in-chief. Named "Best College Newspaper for 2007-2008" by the American Scholastic Press Association in April, The Point News tied with Knight News CUNY at Queens College in Flushing, N.Y.

Copley, a religious studies major, is also a recipient of the school's David and Ginny Rosenbaum Award for Journalistic Excellence, which she received at a recent awards convocation ceremony on campus.

The Point News was also given a First Place with Special Merit award.The biweekly publication is created by an all-student staff of approximately 30.

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The editor-in-chief is Eric Schlein, of Washington. Assistant editor-in-chief is Melanie Zuckerman, of New York.

Marc Apter, associate vice president for marketing and public relations and staff adviser for the newspaper, said "The paper's readership on campus has grown substantially in the last few years. The quality of reporting and editing is better and better. This is the highest possible ranking in this nationally recognized competition. The staff is to be congratulated."

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