Second Annual
Michigan State University
Design Contest
for College Students

sponsored by the Edmund C. Arnold Society for News Design
MSU Student Affiliate

305 Communication Arts Building
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1212

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selecting the winners

Entries were judged on March 16 in Cleveland. The design and photo staffs of The Plain Dealer, headed by AME/Visuals David Kordalski, selected the winners in each of the nine categories. Brief bios of the judges appear below.

David Kordalski recently returned to his hometown of Cleveland as the AME/Visuals at The Plain Dealer. Previously he worked at The Detroit News, The Dayton Daily News and the South Bend Tribune. His work has been recognized by the Society for News Design for breaking news, sports, special section design, feature design, redesign, graphics and illustration. He is currently spearheading a redesign of The Plain Dealer that will debut in mid-July.

Lisa M. Griffis is currently an assistant news editor at The Plain Dealer, where she has been for eight months. She is mainly working on Sunday projects. Before joining the staff of The Plain Dealer, Griffis was the art director at the Cincinnati Enquirer for four years. Prior to that she was a features designer at the Palm Beach Post for seven years. Griffis has also been a director of photography and a photographer at other newspapers and magazines. She has a B.F.A. and M.A. in visual communications from Ohio University.

Peggy Turbett is The Plain Dealer's features photo editor, coordinating photography for the Arts and Life sections. She joined The Plain Dealer in July 2000 as the night photo editor, after five years as assistant photo director at the Cincinnati Enquirer. Her work in Cincinnati included photographic stories on Cambodia and Myammar for the newspaper's travel section. Turbett began her serious pursuit of photography at The Camera Club of New York in Manhattan, where she exhibited work and edited the organization's publication, Camera Notes. A graduate of Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, she also holds master's degrees in international affairs and journalism from Columbia University and in journalism and visual communication from Ohio University.

Other judges: Staci Andrews and William Gugliotta