Purple Press Strikes Gold AGAIN!

Purple Press Strikes Gold AGAIN!
Posted on 09/18/2017
Purple Press Strikes Gold AGAIN!

Congratulations Mr. Zittel and the hardworking Purple Press!  The PSPA (Pennsylvania School Press Association) awarded our high school newspaper, The Purple Press, a GOLD award for our work in the 2016-2017 school year!   Here is a little information about the GOLD rating, and a piece of what the judge said about our paper:


Newspaper Critique
Publication Name: The Purple Press
School: Phoenixville Area High School
Address: 1200 Gay Street Phoenixville, PA 19460
Award: Gold


A GOLD AWARD publication consistently demonstrates mastery of journalistic standards in terms of content, writing, design, and photography.

The publication need not be perfect, nor need to represent the state-of-the-art trends, but must exemplify ideals of scholastic journalism.

Judge’s comments:
This is a very colorful, creative, well written publication that speaks with a clear voice on social justice issues, local news, and relevant school events. The newspaper does a great job of focusing attention on the students and praising their accomplishments in areas beyond just academics and sports. The pictures are beautifully formatted and demonstrate a student body that appreciates its diversity. The addition of the horoscope section and self-assessment quizzes (i.e.: What Hollywood Diva are You?) are fun, entertaining content.

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