The Northerner wins several Kentucky Press Association awards


After participating in the Kentucky Press Association Awards (KPAA), The Northerner has won various awards for Design, Sports Coverage, Enterprise, and Analytical Coverage and Investigation Story or Series.


The biggest accomplishment was The Northerner sweeping the first, second and third place awards in the multimedia category.

A Kentucky Press Association judge said, “NKU owns this category in the state, without a doubt.”

The top three stories awarded in the multimedia category were:

            First Place – Under the Bridge

            Second Place – Cracking the Code: Gaming at NKU

            Third Place – Campus on Alert

Other awards that The Northerner won were Best Front Page (second), Best Sports Story (second, Best Enterprise or Analytical Story (third), and Best Investigative Story or Series (third).


The Northerner competed in the college/university student newspaper category two, reserved for schools with enrollments greater than 10,000 students. The Northerner competed in a category which includes strong student newspapers from the University of Kentucky and Western Kentucky University, among others.