Norwich Guidon recognized by American Scholastic Press Association

by Mark Albury, May 2005

The Norwich University student newspaper, the Norwich Guidon, has been recognized by the American Scholastic Press Association as an outstanding publication. The student-run Guidon has been published since 1922.

Each year, the American Scholastic Press Association rates high school and college yearbooks, newspapers and magazines based on such factors as design, story layouts, graphics, advertising placements, and use of photography. The publications are then given first, second and third-place designations. The Norwich Guidon recently received a first-place ranking in this poll.

In 1986, Norwich Communications Professor Ken Bush took over as the university newspaper's faculty advisor and changed the publication frequency from monthly to every other Thursday. Since 1986, the Guidon has received 29 different awards for quality of publication.

"My goal is to make this paper the best it can be," Bush said. "We are all very pleased with the first-place designation. We earned 900 out of a possible 1,000 points."

Bush said that the Guidon currently has an editorial staff of 13 students with a varying number of student writers and contributors.

"I think that this award recognizes a terrific effort by the entire staff and everyone involved with the Guidon," Bush said.