The Temple News named best paper in region

The Temple News was named the best all-around non-daily student newspaper in the Northeast region by the Society of Professional Journalists.

In addition, Grace Holleran, a junior music therapy major from Norwalk, Connecticut, was named the winner in the general column writing category for colleges with more than 10,000 students. Senior advertising major Jerry Iannelli from Marlton, New Jersey, was a finalist in the same category.

Katie Kalupson, a junior graphic and interactive design major from New Providence, Pennsylvania, was named a finalist in the photo illustration category for the newspaper’s “Lunchies” insert.

The Mark of Excellence Award winners were announced April 25 at the SPJ’s Region 1 Spring Conference in Boston. The newspaper and Holleran now move on to the national level to face winners from the 11 other SPJ regions. National winners will be recognized at Excellence in Journalism 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee, in September.