Saturday, May 27, 2017
KSU has #1 student magazine in America
Kent State’s The Burr Magazine was named the best student magazine in the nation in the Society of Professional Journalists’ annual Mark of Excellent Awards.
Neville Hardman was editor of the submitted issue, which celebrated nostalgia and the retro revival of television, film, fashion and culture.
Neville is a North Canton Hoover High graduate who also attended Kent State-Stark and lives in Kent.
He shared the credit for the #1 choice with Jackie Stofsick, Brianna Deckert, Benjamin VanHoose, Sammi Ickes, Kelly Powell, Amani Williams, Molly Spillman, Jacob Derwin and Sam Sale plus adviser Stephanie Lawrence.
KSU’s Kent was a national finalist in general news for his photos of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
The KentWired staff was a national finalist in breaking news for its coverage of civil lawsuit by senior health studies major Lauren Kesterson, a former Kent State softball player, who said she was raped by the son of former softball coach Karen Linder and that the university did not comply with Title IX reporting procedures.