The Famuan, Florida A&M University’s student newspaper, has emerged as the sole representative from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and one of just seven nationwide to receive recognition for its profound impact in 2023. This prestigious acknowledgement comes from The Nutgraf, a national newsletter, highlighting The Famuan’s remarkable contribution to the field of student journalism.
The Famuan has long been a beacon of journalistic integrity, and this latest recognition solidifies its standing as a trailblazer within the HBCU community. In a landscape where student newspapers play a vital role in shaping campus discourse, The Famuan has distinguished itself through its unwavering commitment to reporting stories that matter.
“We are flattered that The Famuan is being recognized for the quality of its journalism,” said Associate Professor Doug Blackburn, the newspaper’s faculty adviser since 2015. “This recognition reflects well on the hard work by many students to tell stories that aren’t being told anywhere else.”
The Nutgraf’s recognition of The Famuan carries special significance, as it places the HBCU student newspaper among a select group of seven institutions making substantial waves in 2023. The acknowledgment not only reflects the excellence of Florida A&M University but also positions The Famuan as a beacon for aspiring journalists within the HBCU community.
“It is such an honor to be recognized for our hard work. At The Famuan, we strive to produce stories that have an impact on every reader. We are constantly evolving and writing stories that push the envelope and challenge the norm,” said Devani Allen, a senior Broadcast Journalism student and Editor-In-Chief of The Famuan.
This commendation is a testament to the dedication of The Famuan editorial team, writers, and contributors who tirelessly work to bring forth stories that resonate with their readership.By amplifying diverse voices and shedding light on issues that often go unnoticed, The Famuan has become a vital platform for fostering dialogue and understanding within and beyond the university.
This recognition by The Nutgraf serves as a reminder of the invaluable role that student newspapers play in shaping the narrative of our educational institutions. In a world where information is key, The Famuan continues to set a standard for excellence, proving that the power of journalism knows no boundaries.