Arrow Named National Finalist in ACP Design of the Year Competition


Southeast Missouri State University’s student newspaper, the Arrow, is a national finalist in the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) 2019 Design of the Year competition.

Judges recognized student work in two categories — newspaper front page and newspaper inside page/spread. Former Arrow Design Editor Christian Edwin and former Arrow Editor Matt Dollard are responsible for the entries.

“Our students have room to practice, experiment and innovate thanks to our partnership with Rust Communications,” said Dr. Tamara Zellars Buck, faculty advisor to the Arrow and professor of mass media at Southeast. “Each win reinforces the benefits students receive when given the opportunity to practice their craft in a real way.”

All finalists will be recognized and the winners announced at the ACP/College Media Association (CMA) National College Media Convention, Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2019, in Washington, D.C.

Buck and Jeff Breer of Rust Communications, former Arrow content advisor, provided guidance and supervised the finalists.

Buck; five Arrow staffers; and Rachael Long, former Arrow staffer and now content advisor with Rust Communications, will attend the conference.