Clark College student newspaper wins national award


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Members of the staff of the Independent, Clark College’s award-winning news operation, and their adviser recently attended the 29th annual Associated College Press conference where they won a seventh-place “Best of Show” award among community colleges. They also attended more than 60 workshops on topics that included ethics, multimedia-news production, investigative reporting, social media and newsroom management.

“The key lesson I took away from the conference is to embrace the push to digital storytelling and multimedia journalism,” says Kyle Yasumiishi, editor -in-chief of the Independent. “Since nobody has yet developed a profitable model that will completely replace newspapers, college journalists have a golden opportunity to try new ways of delivering the news.”

The Independent is produced both as a biweekly paper tabloid and as a regularly updated website with videos, photos, and interactive polls. Since 2010, the publication has won more than 40 statewide awards. For more information, visit To read the Independent online visit