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About The VOICE

The College VOICE is the award-winning student newspaper of Mercer County Community College in New Jersey. The VOICE is published monthly during each semester with both print and online editions. The VOICE publishes 1,500 copies of each print edition and distributes them at more than 40 locations on two campuses. The online edition averages 100 individual page reads per day and more than 3,000 reads per month.

The VOICE is one of the highest rated and most award-winning student newspapers in the nation. After lying dormant for more than four years, The  VOICE was revived in the spring of 2008 under the direction of Journalism Professor Holly Johnson who serves as the paper’s primary media adviser. Since 2008 the paper has won 60 awards from the New Jersey Press Association, two awards from the Associated Collegiate Press association, 2 College Media Association Apple Awards and 28 different Mark of Excellence awards from the Society of Professional Journalists.

In 2010 The VOICE won the highest national honor from the Society of Professional Journalists, the award for Best All-Around Non-Daily 2-year newspaper. In 2011 The VOICE received finalist honors for Region 1 in the Best All-Around Non-Daily category (in addition to six other awards). For 2016-2017 The VOICE also won 8 New Jersey Collegiate Press Association awards including the top honor of General Excellence in the two-year category.

The VOICE has an Editorial Board currently made up of 4-6 student editors. Although staff sizes fluctuate from semester to semester, each issue showcases the work of ten to twenty student journalists. Recent Editors in Chief of The VOICE have transferred to Stanford University, Columbia University, Hampshire College, Emmerson and TCNJ.

Click here for VOICE pdf archives.

Click here to visit the VOICE’s alumni homepage.

About MCCC

Mercer County Community College is located in central New Jersey, with two campuses, one in downtown Trenton and one in West Windsor. The college has an enrollment of  more than 9,000 full and part-time students. There are more than 60 different degree programs including a newly formed degree in New Media.

About our Readership

The average age of an MCCC student is 25 with 56% of the student body being female. Minorities make up 40% of the student body. In a survey conducted by Alloy Media of 1,200 college students at 550 universities, college newspaper readership continues to be strong. Over three quarters (76%) of college students and faculty (76%) have read their college newspaper in the last month, with 73% saying they look at the ads. Pass along rates are also strong with an average of 3.2 students sharing an issue

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