The student newspaper of Grambling State University, the Gramblinite, is the best among HBCU campus newspapers, according to the university’s website.
“I personally express my appreciation to the Gramblinite staff,” said Grambling State President Frank G. Pogue, who made a surprise visit to the newspaper office to congratulate the staff. “I thank you all for what you do. I’ve never seen so many best this and best that before. Continue to do the excellent job that you are doing.”
Pogue added that as long as the students continue to present the university in a positive, accurate way the Gramblinite will have “1000 percent support from the university.”
The Gramblinite was named best newspaper in 2013 by the Black College Communication Association, and won seven other awards, including first place in the best editorial cartoon and best spot news story categories.
The campus newspaper last earned top honors in 2009 for work done in 2008.