CORVALLIS, Ore. - The Society of Professional Journalists has named The Daily Barometer the best all-around daily student newspaper in Region 10, which includes Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana and Alaska.

The Oregon State University student newspaper also took first place in sports column writing and other honors for breaking news and sports writing.

Additionally, members of Oregon State student media's Orange Media Network have received a number of other recent awards:

  • KBVR-TV's "Beaver News" won best public affairs program - non-commercial, from the Oregon Association of Broadcasters 2015 OAB "Awards for Excellence" 
  • KBVR-TV (Producers Gabe Fremonti and Sean Watson) have been nominated for a NATAS Northwest (College Emmy) Award for short form non-fiction for State of the Arts: Episode 2 - Evelyn Kritler (
  • KBVR-FM took first place in the College Media Association Apple Awards (a national contest) for best radio promo; DAMchic took second place in design in this contest, and The Daily Barometer took third place in social media.

"Media is a constant evolution, and our Orange Media Network teams are at the start of their own revolution," said Steven Sandberg, Orange Media journalism coordinator and adviser for The Daily Barometer, KBVR-TV, KBVR-FM.

"This year, those big steps were about investing in their skills. They now hold daily reviews with reporters, have regular critiques with advisers and lead their own workshops with staff. Our students' willingness to learn and try new things has increased the quality of their work, and these awards show that."

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