About Us

 

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Overview:

The Puyallup Post is the student-led news organization of Pierce College Puyallup in Puyallup, Washington, founded in 1994. Pierce College Puyallup opened just a few years prior as the Pierce College District’s second campus, the other being Fort Steilacoom in Lakewood, Washington.

The Post operates out of the College Center on the Puyallup campus in room C218 near the Office of Student Life.

The Puyallup Post prints between 9 editions from September to June of each year, publishes puyalluppost.com and produces quality videos on it’s YouTube channel.

Policies:

This publication is intended as a public forum. Published materials are the sole responsibility of the editors, reporters and photographers, and are not intended to represent the college’s policies.

Some images and information included on this website or printed in the newspaper may be from internet sources and are used under the fair use doctrine, which allows for limited use of copyrighted material without requiring permission from the rights holders for such uses as commentary, criticism, news reporting and scholarship.

The newspaper is distributed on the Puyallup campus. For information about advertising rates see our Advertising section in the About drop-down menu or call (253) 840-8496 or email puypost@pierce.ctc.edu.

Adviser: Teresa Josten

Publication Awards:

  • 2010 WCCJA Second Place – Page Design
  • 2010 WCCJA Second Place – General Excellence
  • 2011 WCCJA Third Place – Best Website
  • 2011 WCCJA Honorable Mention – Photo Essay
  • 2016 ACP Best of Show: Fifth Place – Publication Website, Small School (ACP Mid-Winter National Journalism Conference in Los Angeles)
  • 2017 PNAJE Second Place – General Excellence
  • 2017 PNAJE First Place – Best Website Content

*WCCJA= Washington Community College Journalism Association

*ACP= Associated Collegiate Press

*PNAJE = Pacific Northwest Association of Journalism Educators

History:

The Puyallup Post commenced publishing in 1994. The newspaper was originally an insert in Pierce College Fort Steilacoom’s student newspaper, The Pioneer, called The Puyallup Campus Post.

In 1994 the publication became the campus newspaper of Pierce College Puyallup.

The paper was released monthly from October to June with 9 editions and sometimes a 10th September edition until the 2014-2015 school year, when it switched to 12 editions.

Up until 2000 the newspaper had between 4 and 8 pages of content. In 2000 the newspaper was redesigned and started seeing lengths of 12 or 16 page editions.

Post flag from 2004-2016
Post flag from 2004-2016

By 2004 another redesign had taken place and a new flag was revealed. A version of this flag was used until the 2016-2017 school year.

In 2010 The Puyallup Post staff placed second at the Washington Community College Journalism Association awards in page design and in general excellence.

In 2011 The Puyallup Post placed third for best website at the WCCJA awards and received an honorable mention for photo essay.

During the 2015-2016 school year, The Puyallup Post redesigned its website with a new theme and introduced new features such as Issuu PDF hosting. The publication also revived its Instagram account.

During the ACP Mid-Winter journalism conference in Los Angeles in February 2016, The Puyallup Post placed fifth for best website, small school during the Best of Show awards.

2016 saw the retirement of longtime production manager and graphic designer Steve Heeb, who had been designing the newspaper since the 1990s.

For the 2016-2017 school year publication returned to nine issues per year. This year also saw a complete redesign of the print edition, including a new flag and logo, renamed sections, new fonts, and a focus on multimedia content and investigative journalism. This change was led by Co-Editors-in-Chief Chase Charaba and Armani Jackson.

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