Fourth Estate newspaper shines at Midwest press competition

UW-Green Bay’s weekly student newspaper, the Fourth Estate, won six awards, including second place for best four-year college tabloid newspaper, at the Associated Collegiate Press’ Best of the Midwest competition Feb. 12 in Minneapolis. Co-editors-in-chief Erika Bonnell and Jordan Tilkens accepted the second-place Best of Show award for the newspaper.

Tilkens, who is also the Fourth Estate’s web director, won fourth place for his work. Bonnell won second place for her investigative piece in the news story category. Other Fourth Estate staffers who won awards include Cheyenne Makinia, second place, news photo; Justin Grones and Matt Vanden Boomen, fourth place, single-page design; and Steve Paulus; fifth place, sports story.

Student journalists from 14 Midwestern states competed in this annual event. Thirteen 4E staffers and adviser Victoria Goff attended the conference.