NIC Sentinel named top newspaper by Society of Professional Journalists


Pictured is the staff at NIC’s The Sentinel student newspaper, which was recently honored with several awards by the Society of Professional Journalists and the Idaho Press Club.  

Staff members from North Idaho College’s The Sentinel newspaper were honored with several Mark of Excellence awards at the Society of Professional Journalists Region 10 recently, including Best All-Around Non-Daily Newspaper. SPJ's Region 10 comprises Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. All first-place award winners are eligible to compete in SPJ’s annual competition that culminates at its Sept. 4-6 convention in Nashville, Tenn. The Sentinel is a finalist in the newspaper category.

The Sentinel and its staff were also honored by the Idaho Press Club in the student division of its annual awards held in May.

SPJ Awards

Sentinel Staff – Best All-Around Non-Daily Newspaper (small division)
Beau Valdez – Photo Illustration “NIC Through the Years”
Mark Schultz – Sports Photo “Softball”

Beau Valdez – Sports Photo “Rugby

Idaho Press Club Awards

Second Place:
Sentinel Staff – Page Design
Gabe Green – Photography
Christina Villagomez – Light Feature Report

Third Place
Sentinel Staff – General Excellence

Honorable Mention
Christina Villagomez – Watchdog/Investigative Report
Kaye Thornbrugh – Light Feature Report

Information: (208) 769-3276.


Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2014

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