LOYALIST COLLEGE’S QNET NEWS RECOGNIZED AS BEST COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY NEWSPAPER WEBSITE BY THE ONTARIO COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS ASSOCIATION : Loyalist College
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LOYALIST COLLEGE’S QNET NEWS RECOGNIZED AS BEST COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY NEWSPAPER WEBSITE BY THE ONTARIO COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS ASSOCIATION

April 13, 2017

Belleville, Ontario, April 13, 2017 – At the Ontario Community Newspapers Association’s annual Better Newspaper Awards Gala on April 7, QNet News was presented with the Best College/University Newspaper Website Award. QNet News is a community online news service produced by Loyalist students in the Journalism & Communications Advanced Diploma program and Journalism Joint Degree – Diploma program with Trent University. In the College’s Digital Media Centre, students write, report, share photographs, host programs and produce original web, social media, video and audio content.  

In addition, Student Photography awards were won by Raven McCoy who received first place and Zachary Prong who received second place. 

“Congratulations to our students and faculty on receiving these prestigious awards,” said Kathleen Bazkur, Dean, School of Media, Arts + Design and Continuing Education, Loyalist College. “The Ontario Community Newspapers Association represents hundreds of news sources throughout the province. It is an honour to have this industry authority recognize the high-quality news content, which Loyalist students develop and distribute to inform an ever-growing online community.”

About Loyalist College
We put you to work™. When it comes to grads getting jobs, 87.4 percent of the College’s most recent graduates found employment within six months of graduation compared to the provincial average of 83.6 percent, according to Provincial Key Performance Indicator (KPI) results released in April 2016. Located on more than 200 acres in the beautiful Bay of Quinte region, Loyalist College is a close-knit community where students and their success come first. Loyalist provides personalized attention in small classes, rewarding field placements and superior student services. To prepare students for in-demand careers, Loyalist offers more than 65 full-time programs; apprenticeships; and hundreds of online, distance and in-class courses, as well as opportunities for continuing education through more than 70 university transfer agreements. The College’s wide selection of advanced diplomas, diplomas and certificates aligns with market-driven disciplines including applied sciences, biosciences, building sciences, business and management studies, health sciences, human studies, justice studies, media, arts and design, and skills and technology. In Ontario, the College’s new Digital Media Centre and The Bay of Quinte Skills Centre, which is LEED® Silver certified, are training centres of choice for students, as well as College business and industry partners. The College is a key driver of the social and economic health and prosperity of the area and contributes 5.4 percent to the Gross Regional Product. This represents an overall effect on the regional economy of $530 million annually – based on a 2014 Report by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). For more information on the College’s Belleville and Bancroft campuses, visit loyalistcollege.com.

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Contact: Kerry Lorimer, Director, Marketing and Communications, 
Loyalist College, klorimer@loyalistc.on.ca, 613-969-1913 ext. 2536

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