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May 18, 2021

Belleville, Ontario, May 18, 2021 – Six 2020 Loyalist College recent graduates placed first in three of four Ontario Community Newspapers Association (OCNA) Better Newspaper Competition Colleges and Universities Awards categories. In addition, QNet News, the College’s student-run news service, was named Best College/University Newspaper Website.

“We’re proud of our remarkable award winners and the caring faculty and staff members who’ve guided them in their applied, work-integrated learning journey,” said Dr. Ann Marie Vaughan, Loyalist College President and CEO. “Loyalist College has always been the destination for Media Studies students to learn directly from the industry’s best, and in our all-platform Digital Media Centre newsroom, they’re publishing their own work through QNet News, and applying their skills during an on-the-job placement.”

The 2020 Better News Competition received over 1,450 entries. The annual awards showcase the hard work and dedication of publishers, editors, reporters, photographers, designers and others in holding their newspapers to the highest standards.

Loyalist College was represented by the following award recipients:

Student Photography
First Place – Deepak Sharma (Photojournalism)
Honourable Mention – Caleb Seguin (Photojournalism)

Student Feature Writing
First Place – Alex Filipe (Photojournalism)

Student News Writing
First Place – Olivia Waldriff, Sarah Cooke, Max Reid and Liam Radford (Journalism – Communications)

Produced in the College’s Digital Media Centre and generated by Journalism – Communications students, QNet News delivers high-quality news coverage for public consumption while giving students a platform to develop content that adapts to a changing media landscape. Applications are currently being accepted for the College’s Photojournalism and Journalism – Communications programs this September.

Building on its legacy as a national leader in Media Studies for more than 50 years, Loyalist College recently launched new leading-edge content creation programs, including:

Those interested in applying to start in September can contact to request a voucher code to cover the $95 application fee.

About Loyalist College
Ranked one of Canada’s top 50 research colleges and #1 in the country for industry research income as a percentage of total research income, Loyalist College empowers students, faculty, staff, and partners through experiential, industry cluster-based education, training and applied research programs. As Ontario’s Destination College, the College provides job-ready graduates for, and knowledge transfer to, industry and the community. Of 2018-19 graduates, 88.8 percent were employed within six months after graduation. Located on more than 200 acres in the beautiful Bay of Quinte region, the College is perfectly positioned between Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Loyalist College offers more than 70 full-time diploma, certificate and apprenticeship programs in biosciences, building sciences, business, community service, health and wellness, media studies, public safety, and skilled trades. Continuing education options are available through, including hundreds of online, distance and in-class courses, and through the College’s 100+ university transfer agreements. Loyalist College is a key driver of social and economic health in eastern Ontario. It contributes 3.7 percent of the Gross Regional Product, representing $382 million annually to the regional economy – based on a March 2020 report by Emsi. For more information on Loyalist College’s Belleville, Bancroft and Toronto campuses and Port Hope satellite location, visit

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Contact: Kerry Lorimer, Director, Marketing, Communications and Recruitment
Loyalist College,, 613-969-1913, ext. 2536