The North Wind takes a drive

North Wind Staff

This past weekend was a momentous occasion for the North Wind staff as we traveled the 400 miles by car to Minneapolis to attend the Associated Collegiate Press Best of the Midwest convention.

The event has been a staple for college newspapers throughout the region for many years, and we always look forward to making the trip with high expectations.re-Editorial

Throughout the fall semester, the main goal in the editorial department was to produce the best quality media possible, while offering you, the reader, fresh content that mattered. At the conclusion of the convention, we knew we had accomplished our goal.

The North Wind staff took home awards in categories like best feature story, news story, editorial and sports story. We also were ecstatic to learn we had won first place, best of show, for our website thenorthwindonline.com.

By attending a myriad of lectures, we also learned a lot about the ever-evolving media industry, and we gained invaluable knowledge that will help us grow as an organization in the future.

As the state of media continues to change in favor of digital content over print, we will continually evolve to stay at the forefront of technology, not only to provide a better reading experience but also to provide the best educational experience for our staff.

While we are certainly proud of our accomplishments, we don’t mean to gloat by writing this editorial. All students can benefit by getting involved and attending conferences and seminars in their own field of interest.

Your experiences will vary, but all will be enriching in some way and will make the transition from student to professional all the easier. You will also have the chance to represent your school on a broad scale.

As we push on into the winter semester, we want to take the time to reiterate our commitment to quality journalism. We will continue striving to be the best source of information on campus for news and sports, as well as provide intriguing opinion and feature stories.

But most of all, we would not be where we are as an organization without the kind words of support and constructive criticism we’ve received from our readers who enjoy (or don’t enjoy) what we publish.

We thank you and look forward to serving the NMU community for many more years.