March 15, 2017 / News

2016 Tower from Loyola Marymount wins Gold Crown

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

The 2016 Tower yearbook from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California, was named a Gold Crown winner by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) this past weekend at the College Media Convention in New York City.

The Tower was printed by Walsworth Yearbooks, and was the only 2016 college yearbook to receive a Gold Crown. Three other college yearbooks were nominated as Crown Finalists, and received Silver Crowns.

Each year, the Crown Awards are among the nation’s highest honors for collegiate journalism. This year’s publications were judged on writing/editing, design, content, concept, photography, art and graphics.

Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is a writer and editor for walsworthyearbooks.com and a regular contributor to Idea File magazine. He's been a marketing copywriter for Walsworth Yearbooks for the past 12 years, and is the author of the Yearbook Suite's "The Art of the Interview" unit. Prior to joining Walsworth, Blackwell spent five years as an award-winning newspaper and magazine journalist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.