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Observer honored at convention

Observer Staff Report | Monday, March 1, 2004

MINNEAPOLIS – The Observer was named Best of Show by The Associated College Press at the Best of the Midwest College Newspaper Convention Sunday, in the category of tabloids at four-year schools.Individual staff members also took top honors at the convention.Andrew Soukup received a first place in feature writing for the story “Groody bound for national championships” from the March 28 edition of The Observer. Scott Brodfuehrer and Meghanne Downes were awarded first place in news writing for their stories “Elam convicted of sexual battery” in the Sept. 1 Observer and Downes won first place in page design for the front page design of the Oct. 28 Observer. Soukup also received third place in sports writing for his feature on Darrell Campbell, “Controlling his anger,” in the Oct. 17 Observer.