The Butler Collegian is an independent student news organization that consists of a student-produced weekly newspaper and a news website. The newspaper is published in broadsheet format weekly on Wednesdays during the fall and spring semesters. Approximately 24 issues are published in an academic year, with an average length of 8 pages. The Collegian has a controlled circulation of 1,000. It is distributed in news racks throughout the Butler University campus and mailed each week to subscribers and the University’s Board of Trustees.
A nationally recognized student newspaper, the Butler Collegian was named the nation’s Best All-Around Non-Daily Newspaper (small) for 2012 by the Society of Professional Journalists and earned the highest national award given to student publications, The Pacemaker, in 2011. The Collegian was also named best non-daily in Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky by Region 5 of the Society of Professional Journalists and best non-daily in Indiana by the Indiana Collegiate Press Association in 2011 and 2012. In 2014, the Collegian was honored with its first national Investigative Reporters & Editors award for a 2013 story that was the result of a three-month investigation. In addition, the paper has received more than 100 state, regional and national awards from fall 2011 to spring 2014 for its campus coverage, including more than 40 first place awards.
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