JBU Student Newspaper Wins Honors at State Competition

The Arkansas College Media Association announced John Brown University Senior Jenny Redfern as the 2013 Editor of the Year at Friday’s annual gathering.

“This past year as Editor-in-Chief has been incredibly challenging, yet so rewarding,” said Redfern. “I am just so grateful for my staff and the countless hours they poured into making the student newspaper the best it could be.”

Threefold Advocate photo editor, JP Garcia, won Photographer of the Year, and the newspaper overall ranked #1 in In-depth News and #2 in Editorial Writing among other Arkansas colleges and universities.

“Jenny showed remarkable leadership this year. Her creativity and commitment to the newspaper can be seen in each edition,” said Marquita Smith, newspaper adviser. One of her most remarkable characteristics is her ability to encourage others. Her presence in the Threefold newsroom will be greatly missed.”

The Threefold Advocate’s staff also brought home awards in specific areas.

Individual awards were given to:

Sports Layout: 2nd place Jon Skinner

Feature Layout: 1st place Kara Underwood, 2nd place Kelsey Gulliver

Front Layout: 2nd place Jenny Redfern

Cartoon: 2nd place Gabrielle Bromling

Sports Feature: 3rd place Sidney Van Wyk

Sports Column: 2nd place Jon Skinner

Sports Photo: 1st place Ron Asbill

Feature Photo: 2nd place Abby Chestnut

Headline: 3rd place Kelsey Gulliver

Meeting: 3rd place Jenny Redfern

Profile: 2nd place Esther Carey

Honorable mentions were given to:

Sports Photo: Ron Asbill

Sports Story: Jon Skinner

News Photo: Stephanie Willis

Profile Story: Laura Roller

Feature Story: Jenny Redfern

Election Story: Esther Carey

John Brown University is a private Christian university, ranked No. 2 overall and No. 1 Best Value among Southern regional colleges by U.S. News & World Report and listed as one of America’s Best Colleges by Forbes. JBU enrolls more than 2,200 students from 40 states and 39 countries in its traditional undergraduate, graduate, degree completion and concurrent education programs. JBU is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and a founding member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.

Pictured left to right:Jenny Redfern, Esther Carey, Jon Skinner, Laura Roller, JP Garcia and Ron Asbill.

Threefold staff awards