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The Pine Needle    910.521.6204
253 Old Main       pineneedle@uncp.edu

The Pine Needle
Founded in 1947 at
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke


In 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 the American Scholastic Press Association awarded The Pine Needle first place in their annual newspaper competition among all universities with more than 2,500 students. The first place award in 2013 was "with special merit" for outstanding content and design. The honor ranked the paper among the best in the United States for the fifth year in a row.

The ASPA gave an additional award to the newspaper, Best Sports Section, making the paper a double award winner for 2009. In 2011, The Pine Needle also received ASPA awards for feature writing and news writing. In 2012, ASPA awarded outstanding sports coverage to The Pine Needle, again making the paper a multiple award winner. In 2013, The Pine Needle also was awarded Outstanding Story – Non-School Related by the ASPA.

In 2010, the North Carolina College Media Association awarded The Pine Needle Best of Show for Online News Site. The NCCMA made other awards to The Pine Needle in 2011, 2012 and 2013, including another award for online news and an award for infographics.

The Pine Needle has received 17 awards in the last five years.

The staff is proud of the fact that theirs is among the best student newspapers in the U.S.

The Pine Needle Staff
Fall 2013

Editors
 
Editor
Ashley Coleaec011@bravemail.uncp.edu
 
Managing Editor
Jonathan Bymjdb057@bravemail.uncp.edu
 
 
News Editor
Elise Quidleymeq001@bravemail.uncp.edu
 
Around the Campus Editor
Janae Curtainjdc036@bravemail.uncp.edu
Asst. Around the Campus Editor
Candice Carrcec013@bravemail.uncp.edu
 
 
Photo Editor
Emily Thackeremt005@bravemail.uncp.edu
Asst. Photo Editor
Sara Owenseo004@bravemail.uncp.edu
 
 
Sports Editor
Cody Parkercap021@bravemail.uncp.edu
 
 
 
 
Web
 
Web Editor
Liana Spinnerlks007@bravemail.uncp.edu
 
 
News Podcast Editor
Skyler Jonessjj002@bravemail.uncp.edu
Spanish Language Podcast Editor
Monica Espitiamme006@bravemail.uncp.edu
 
Reporters and Photographers
 
Courtney Adamsca0008@bravemail.uncp.edu
Liam Carneyldc011@bravemail.uncp.edu
Sharon Hallsjh013@bravemail.uncp.edu
Breeanna Hardinbkh008@bravemail.uncp.edu
Kelli Jacobskjj01@bravemail.uncp.edu
Jasmin Jenkinsjsj007@bravemail.uncp.edu
Ayabami Johnsonasj009@bravemail.uncp.edu
Colin Kellermeyercck009@bravemail.uncp.edu
Nichele Litzseyncl003@bravemail.uncp.edu
Jermal McAlisterjam071@bravemail.uncp.edu
Alissa Smileyaes019@bravemail.uncp.edu
Justin Thomasjtt006@bravemail.uncp.edu
Charles Tynercct004@bravemail.uncp.edu
Ymani Wildsynw001@bravemail.uncp.edu
 
Advertising
 
Advertising Manager
Sherry Jacobssmc009@bravemail.uncp.edu
Advertising Designer
Megan Hillardmdh017@bravemail.uncp.edu
 
Circulation
 
Circulation Manager
Brandon Hardisonmbh009@bravemail.uncp.edu
Asst. Circulation Manager
Liam Carneyldc011@bravemail.uncp.edu
 
Business
 
Business Manager
Kaitlyn Kellykak006@bravemail.uncp.edu
 
Advisers
 
Faculty Adviser
Dr. Tony Curtisacurtis@uncp.edu
Production Adviser
Dr. Judy Curtisjcurtis@uncp.edu

The Pine Needle
PO Box 1510
253 Old Main
Pembroke, NC 28372

Phone: 910.521.6204
Fax: 910.522.5795
Email: pineneedle@uncp.edu
Staff email: staff members

The Pine Needle campus newspaper is located in room 253 in Old Main, the oldest brick building on campus and the building with columns known as the most recognizable symbol of UNCP.

Old Main is on the southeast corner of campus. It is number 1 on the campus map.

The newspaper offices are on the second floor near the Mass Communications Department office, classrooms, and faculty offices.


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About The Pine Needle:

The Pine Needle was founded in 1947. At that time, the school was known as Pembroke State College for Indians. In 1949, the school was renamed Pembroke State College. The school was opened to all qualified applicants without regard to race in 1954. It became Pembroke State University in 1969 and The University of North Carolina at Pembroke in 1996.   UNCP History

The Pine Needle was associated with the university's Department of Communicative Arts until 1998 when the elements of that department were redistributed. Journalism moved into the new Department of Mass Communications and The Pine Needle went with it.

Today, the newspaper is advised by a member of the Mass Communications faculty, Dr. Judy Curtis, who integrates the publication into the preparation offered mass communication students for careers in newspaper journalism, print media, and Internet media. In fact, The Pine Needle provides an active journalism learning laboratory for students. Majors and non-majors work side-by-side to earn academic credit for writing, editing, designing and publishing the newspaper 14 times a year with 20 to 28 pages in two sections in each issue.

The Pine Needle began publishing an online edition in 2003. Dr. Anthony Curtis of the Mass Communications Department faculty advises the editors about the convergence of print and online media as they publish the Web and electronic versions of The Pine Needle.

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Updated: August 21, 2013
© The University of North Carolina at Pembroke
The Pine Needle
PO Box 1510
Pembroke, NC 28372-1510
Phone: 910.521.6204
Fax: 910.522-5795
Email: pineneedle@uncp.edu