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April 28, 2009

Media Contact: Beverley Golden
Director
News and Information
The University of Texas at Tyler
903.566.7303 or 903.330.4595 (cell)

UT Tyler's Talon Named Campus Newspaper of the Year

For the second consecutive year, The University of Texas at Tyler Patriot Talon was named Campus Newspaper of the Year in the non-daily category by the Associated Press Managing Editors, Dr. Marsha Matthews, UT Tyler interim chair of the Department of Communication, announced.


The student newspaper received the award at the April 25 APME annual convention in Austin.


The newspaper is a weekly after having been a bi-weekly in previous years.


“The Patriot Talon became a weekly this year, and I am very proud of the students. Not only were the students able to meet the demands of a weekly schedule, but they were also able to maintain the Talon’s high standards,” Matthews said.


The Talon competed against public and private colleges and universities across the state.


“What an honor for these students. Reaching such a milestone last year was just awesome and, now, to repeat is just a testament to our students’ hard work and our program,” said Vanessa Curry, Talon adviser.


One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. Nearly 90 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.

 

 
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