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UNC Asheville student newspaper, The Blue Banner, wins eight statewide awards

The Blue Banner, UNC Asheville’s student newspaper, earned eight awards at the annual statewide College Media Association’s conference on Feb. 27 offered virtually this year at William Peace University. The conference featured breakout sessions and awards presentations. Each year the NCCMA co-host with different college campuses in the state.


The Blue Banner received the following awards for 2020:

The N.C. College Media Association, sponsored by the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication at UNC-Chapel Hill, offers a one-day conference on a different campus each year to hold educational workshops and recognize outstanding work from the state’s student newspapers, yearbooks, and online news organizations.

For more information, contact the Banner’s faculty adviser Michael Gouge, a senior lecturer of mass communication, 828.232.2423, or