Humber College's student newspaper The Et Cetera took top honours last night as the Canadian Community Newspapers Association announced its national award winners for 2012 at a ceremony held at Toronto's Fairmont Royal York Hotel.
The publication, produced weekly in print and online editions during each semester as part of the journalism program at Humber's School of Media Studies and Information Technology, led all Canadian college and university newspapers in the Outstanding Campus Newspaper category. Second-place honours were awarded to the University of Toronto Varsity and third place went to Alberta's Mount Royal College Reflector.
"I have always told our journalism students that their careers begin with the print and online publications and broadcasts they produce as part of their school program, as it did for me and many other Canadian journalists," said Prof. Salem Alaton, faculty advisor for The Et Cetera.
"For this award, we had an excellent and motivated student team working within one of the strongest and best-respected media programs in the country. The students and everyone associated with the program, particularly our outgoing Dean, William Hanna, rightly share the honour."
Partnered with Newspapers Canada, the Canadian Community Newspapers Association is the country's leading trade association for the newspaper industry.