The World Young Reader Prizes, given out since 1998 by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN IFRA), have been announced -- and Hürriyet Kampüs was recognized with an award in the Editorial category.
Editors and journalists from around the world attended the awards ceremony in Warsaw, Poland, held December 2 - 4. During the event, at which many breakout sessions and workshops were held, the award-winning projects were introduced to attendees via presentations. For its presentation, Hürriyet Kampüs, Turkey’s first university newspaper, introduced its story and spoke of its origins and its successful collaboration with Turkish students.
From the first day it appeared on university campuses in March 2010 to its 500th edition Hürriyet Kampüs has been Turkey’s sole university newspaper. Its content is created by university students and the paper is sold on campuses by university students to university students five days a week, excluding Saturdays and Sundays.
WAN-IFRA represents 18,000 publications
The World Association of Newspapers (WAN-IFRA) is a global organization representing over 18,000 publications, 15,000 websites and 3,000 companies from 120 countries. Its objective is to be the main partner of newspapers, chiefly their employees, and to defend freedom of the press, high-quality journalism and editorial integrity. At the same time, the organisation provides opportunities for the media sector to network on a global scale, giving rise to new ideas and facilitating information exchange.