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The Battalion Receives Top Honors For Excellence In Student Journalism

Texas A&M University’s student newspaper, The Battalion, has been named as one of the “10 College Newspapers with the Scoop.”
By Lesley Henton, Texas A&M Marketing & Communications January 31, 2013

the battalionTexas A&M University’s student newspaper, The Battalion, has been named by as one of the “10 College Newspapers with the Scoop,” an honor reserved for outstanding examples of university student journalism.

“We at The Battalion are grateful for the recognition we’ve received in the last year as we continue to find ourselves on the national map of college media,” says Trevor Stevens, The Battalion’s editor-in-chief and a senior English major at Texas A&M. “It’s encouraging that a bundle of undergraduates, from creative writing majors to aerospace engineering students, can be thrown into the mix of student newspapers with prestigious journalism programs. Many thanks to for recognizing our daily labor to cover student life at Texas A&M.”

Patrick Lewis, outreach coordinator for, explains that in choosing newspapers for this honor, “We looked for university/student-run newspapers with high-quality web interfaces and superior journalism. We looked for papers and publications with historical significance, unique voices and points of view, and geographic and editorial diversity.”

The Battalion was established in 1893 as a monthly publication and has grown to become a daily paper and the voice of the 50,000-plus student population at Texas A&M.

The newspaper has been recognized for excellence several times including in 2008 when it ranked among the Princeton Review’s best college newspapers in the nation. In 2012, The Battalion received a Pacemaker Finalist Award from the Associated Collegiate Press.

Media Contact: Lesley Henton, Texas A&M News & Information Services.

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