|Owner(s)||Oakland Sail, Inc.|
The Oakland Post is a weekly newspaper published in Oakland County, Michigan. It is a student-run, independent newspaper serving Oakland University. It is owned by the Oakland Sail, Inc. The current editor-in-chief is Shelby Tankersley. Paige Brockway preceded Tankersley, serving as editor from fall 2016 through spring 2017. Kristen Davis served as editor from Fall 205 to spring 2016. Kaylee Kean served as editor summer 2015. Oona Goodin-Smith served as editor from summer 2014 through spring 2015. Scott Wolchek served as editor from summer 2013 to spring 2014. Former editor Nichole Seguin served from the winter of 2011 through the spring of 2013. Kay Nguyen served as editor from the 2010 spring semester through the 2011 fall semester. The 2009–10 editor-in-chief was Colleen Miller.
6,000 copies of The Oakland Post are distributed free of charge every Wednesday to locations on campus at Oakland University and select local off-campus locations. The Oakland Post switches to monthly production during the summer months of May, June and July because of low traffic to the commuter-driven campus.
In 2013, former editor-in-chief Seguin started converting the newspaper to a web-first paper with daily multimedia content and content management software. A brand new website, powered by TownNews BLOX, is expected to launch in the summer of 2013.
The two opinion sections of the newspaper are Perspectives (opinion and editorial) and Mouthing Off (satire and humor). The Campus section covers campus issues and events. The Sports section provides coverage of Oakland athletics and professional sports. The Life section replaced the "Features" and "Scene" sections in 2012 to better present stories in an aesthetically pleasing manner. The Local news section, which covered the efforts of students of Oakland and coverage of surrounding areas, was removed in 2013 after Wolchek took over.
Honors and awards
The paper was ranked second in its region and division by the Society of Professional Journalists in 2009. It was an Associated Collegiate Press national newspaper Pacemaker finalist. The 2010–11 staff garnered an ACP Best of Show award the 2010 National College Media Convention. The 2011–12 staff garnered the newspaper's second ACP Pacemaker nomination. It was also awarded 10th place ACP Best of Show for its website at the 2012 National College Media Convention in Chicago. In 2013, the newspaper was awarded 10th place ACP Best of Show for website design and 9th place ACP Best of Show for overall newspaper design at the 2013 National College Media Convention in San Francisco.
In 2014, The Oakland Post received ninth place in the country in the College Media Association's "Best in Show" awards for its "special edition" issue surrounding the search for OU's next president. The paper also picked up a 2014 Pinnacle College Media Award for a two-page spread on autism, designed by Frank Lepkowski.
In 2015, The Post was recognized by the Detroit Society of Professional Journalists, receiving third place in cover design for non-daily papers, and third place in editorial writing for an article written by editor-in-chief Oona Goodin-Smith, investigating the school's secretive search for a president. Goodin-Smith and Managing Editor Kaylee Kean also picked up first place and fourth place, respectively, in the Larry Laurain Excellence in Journalism Scholarship Contest.
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