Current Sauce earns praise at CMA


NATCHITOCHES – The Current Sauce, Northwestern State University’s student newspaper, placed second in Best Newspaper Feature Page/Spread category at the College Media Association’s Pinnacle Awards I Dallas this past weekend.  The honor was for the article “I crawled with zombies that night,” which ran in the Sept. 21, 2016, issue. The article was designed by Alec Horton, the paper’s current editor-in-chief.


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The Associated Collegiate Press/College Media Association hosted the event for students and advisors seeking advice and tips about student-produced media. The multi-day convention included networking opportunities, informative panel discussions, hands-on tutorials and access to media professionals. Keynote speakers were David O. Brown of ABC News and former chief of the Dallas Police Department; Hugh Aynesworth, journalist, author, and expert on the JFK assassination; Bob Schieffer of CBS News, and Stella M. Chávez, a reporter at KERA, the NPR affiliate in Dallas.


The event covered all aspects of college media, from rapidly changing multimedia platforms to newspaper, broadcast, yearbook and magazine journalism. Students also benefited from career-focused sessions with guidance on life after graduation.


Northwestern State’s Department of New Media, Journalism and Communication Arts will host the 44th annual Journalism Day this Friday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m.-noon.  The event is free for high school students interested in learning more about media writing, television broadcast news, radio, short film, sportswriting and photojournalism. for more information, email, or call at 1-318-357-5360.  Information about the Department of New Media, Journalism and Communication Arts is available at