MDC’s Student Newspaper Top in State for Fourth Year in a RowThe Reporter received awards for general excellence and several individual honors from the FCS Publications Association

(L-R) Senior Photographer Gregory Castillo, Gabrielle Arzola, last year’s Art Director Aracelia Diez, Media Adviser Manolo Barco and last year’s Forum Editor Guillermo Herrera.

MDC’s student newspaper, The Reporter, has been named the top state college student newspaper in Florida for the fourth straight year, a recognition that further reinforces the college’s reputation for providing a solid training ground for some of the top journalists across the nation.

The Reporter staff placed in 11 out of 18 individual categories – including seven first-place awards – at the recent Florida College System Publications Association awards banquet in Boca Raton. The paper has won 59 awards from the FCSPA in the past four years alone including 35 first-place honors.

In addition to placing first overall in general excellence, the paper won individual first place honors for News Story, Feature Story, Sports Writing, News Photo, Design, Photo Story and Arts Review.

The Reporter has proven, since its inception, to continuously be the best college newspaper in the state, a feat that I imagine the paper will continue long after my departure,” said Mark Pulaski, the paper’s editor-in-chief.

The Reporter features 16 pages, prints on a biweekly schedule, has a circulation of 10,250 per print cycle, and is supplemented by a website with video and audio content. It is distributed at all eight MDC campuses and has newsrooms at North, Wolfson and Kendall campuses.