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The 'Cynic' Recognized With Two National Best-of-Show Awards

Mike Eaton with Cynic awards photo
'Cynic' editor-in-chief Mike Eaton shows off the two national awards the newspaper won this month.

The Vermont Cynic was awarded two best-of-show awards from the National College Media Convention, a 2,300-student event held in New Orleans Oct. 23-27

Six Cynic staff members were on hand to accept the awards: one for best special edition (ninth place) and one for best multimedia package (third place). It was the first time that the Cynic has entered in either category and comes off a year of growing the Cynic’s multimedia coverage, says Mike Eaton, the newspaper’s editor-in-chief.

“It feels incredible to have won two best-of-show awards, a great confirmation of the hard work that each and every person on the Cynic contributes,” Eaton says. “Placing third in multimedia in our first year with a multimedia section illustrates that perfectly.

“I’m so proud of everyone and couldn’t be more optimistic for the future of the Cynic.”

Read more on the UVM Journalism Blog.