Edgewood College Student Journalists Dominate Newspaper Association Awards

Edgewood College student journalists dominated this year’s Wisconsin Newspaper Association contest, with four first prizes and five Certificates of Merit in a competition with 45 other college newspapers. The prizes were announced at the WNA convention in Wisconsin Dells on February 9th.


On the Edge won three of six first prizes in the writing categories – General Reporting, Feature Writing, and Editorial. On the Edge also took a first prize in Advertising.


This was the best showing for On the Edge since the competition began in 1999. On the Edge easily eclipsed the other private universities and colleges in the state, with The Marquette Tribune of Marquette University finishing second with three third prizes and three Certificates of Merit.


Former co-editor Katjusa Cisar was the big winner with three first prizes, one of which she shared with co-editor Maisie Ramsay. Cisar won a first in General Reporting for her story on Edgewood College and Facebook, a first in Feature Writing for her piece about an Edgewood College student who converted to Islam, and a first in Editorial Writing with Ramsay for their editorial critiquing the College’s new Mission statement.


In addition to her first prize in Editorial Writing, Maisie Ramsay took home a Certificate of Merit in Feature Writing for her trends piece on a bondage evening at one of Madison’s three bars offering fetish nights.


Advertising editor Tom Klein won a first in Advertising for his original Journey Music ad.


Former co-editor Brianna Donovan ‘06 took three Certificates of Merit for her work first semester last year, two in Investigative Reporting, and one in Feature Writing.


In October On the Edge was honored as a national finalist for Best College Newspaper at the Associated Collegiate Press convention in St. Louis.


Photo Caption: Students (left to right): Lori Tomaselli, Maisie Ramsay, Brianna Donovan ‘06, and Katjusa Cisar holding their awards. Jack Vitek, On The Edge faculty advisor, holds additional award certificates.


About Edgewood College

Located in Madison, WI, Edgewood College is a liberal arts Catholic college in the Dominican tradition, with 2,400 undergraduate and graduate students. It offers more than 40 academic and professional programs, including master’s degrees in business, education, nursing, and other fields, and a doctoral degree in educational leadership. For more information about Edgewood College, please visit www.edgewood.edu, or call Ed Taylor in Marketing & Communications at 608-663-2333.