Union University’s Newspaper Selected as Best in the South

by Benjamin Skye | March 22, 2011 | Newsletters 0 Comments

The Cardinal & Cream, the student newspaper of Union University, was named the best college newspaper in the South during the Southeast Journalism Conference Feb. 17-19 at Troy (Ala.) University.

Union University's Newspaper, The Cardinal & Cream, was selected as the best University Newspaper in the South.

Union University's Newspaper, The Cardinal & Cream, was selected as the "Best College Newspaper" in the South.

This year marked the first time for the Cardinal & Cream to reach the No. 1 ranking in the “Best College Newspaper” category in the “Best of the South” competition. Union’s student newspaper has placed in the top 10 in six of the last seven years, previously ranking as high as second in 2005. Last year, the Cardinal & Cream ranked fifth in the South.

The top five ranked schools in the “Best College Newspaper” category this year were Union, Mississippi State University, Louisiana Tech University, West Florida University and Southeastern Louisiana University.

The rankings are among 33 schools eligible to submit entries from eight states — Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee — including the University of Alabama, Auburn, Middle Tennessee State University and the University of Mississippi, to name a few.

In addition to the top ranking for college newspapers, the Cardinal & Cream’s website,, was ranked No. 2 in the “Best College Website” category.

The top five ranked schools in the website category were Belmont University, Union, the University of Alabama, Florida A&M University and Harding University. Only four schools — Union, Alabama, Harding and West Florida — ranked in both of these top categories, with Union ranking the highest in both categories.

The success of Union University’s Newspaper is testimony to the strength of UU’s Communication Arts program – a program that produces excellent students capable of rivaling fellow graduates in their field from bigger and more well-established public universities.

ELI 360 would like to congratulate the staff members of The Cardinal & Cream on their monumental success. We hope that international students interested in studying communications and journalism will consider Union University’s program.

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