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The Shield named top Division 2 collegiate newspaper in Indiana, receives more than 40 individual awards

The Shield named top Division 2 collegiate newspaper in Indiana, receives more than 40 individual awards

5/7/2020 | University Communications
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The ShieldThe Shield, the University of Southern Indiana’s student-run newspaper, was named the Division 2 Newspaper of the Year and received 43 individual awards from the Indiana Collegiate Press Association (ICPA) as part of its 2020 awards competition.

This is the first time that The Shield has been named the top Division 2 newspaper by the ICPA since 2017. In addition to being named the top newspaper, The Shield was also recognized as the second-place Online Publication of the Year. Division 2 is defined by the ICPA as non-daily collegiate newspapers in Indiana with enrollment exceeding 3,001 students.

Overall publication awards were determined by the results of individual award winners from each participating organization. The ICPA announced the results of their annual competition via Twitter, with their 2020 annual convention being cancelled due to COVID-19.

Below is the full list of awards won by The Shield staff and students in the 2020 ICPA competition. Categories marked as Online were judged across all competing organizations. All other awards are for the Division 2 Newspaper Category.

FIRST PLACE

  • Best Review: Darrian Breedlove
  • Best News or Feature Series: Emma Corry, Jeana Everhart
  • Best Photo Essay/Picture Story: Jordan Auker
  • Best Sports Photo: Jordan Auker
  • Best Special Section Front/Cover: Maddyson Lewton
  • Best Sports News Story: Nik Cunningham
  • Best Non-Deadline News Story: Rhonda Wheeler
  • Best Breaking News Reporting: Riley Guerzini
  • Best Entertainment Story: Riley Guerzini
  • Best Continuous Coverage of a Single Story: Riley Guerzini, Rhonda Wheeler
  • Best Feature Page: Staff
  • Best Single Issue: Staff
  • Best Themed Issue: Staff
  • Best Editorial Cartoon: Stephanie Porter
  • Best Audio Slideshow (Online): Josh Meredith
  • Best Slideshow (Online): Riley Guerzini, Megan Thorne

SECOND PLACE

  • Best Feature Story: Emma Corry
  • Best Entertainment Story: Jeana Everhart
  • Best News or Feature Series: Jeana Everhart, Emma Corry
  • Best Photo Essay/Picture Story: Jordan Auker
  • Best Sports Photo: Jordan Auker
  • Best News Photo: Josh Meredith
  • Best Illustration: Maddyson Lewton
  • Best Informational Graphic: Monica Smith
  • Best Sports Feature Story: Nik Cunningham
  • Best Front Page: Staff
  • Best Overall Design: Staff
  • Best Audio Slideshow (Online): Emma Corry
  • Best Slideshow (Online): Jordan Auker, Jalon Dowell
  • Best Use of Twitter (Online): Staff

THIRD PLACE

  • Best Opinion Column: Darrian Breedlove
  • Best Feature Photo: Earl Townsend
  • Best In-Depth Story: Emma Corry
  • Best Informational Graphic: Monica Smith
  • Best Sports Feature Story: Nik Cunningham
  • Best Breaking News Reporting: Rhonda Wheeler
  • Best Continuous Coverage of a Single Story: Riley Guerzini
  • Best Non-Deadline News Story: Riley Guerzini
  • Best Review: Sam DeVoy
  • Best Staff Editorial: Staff
  • Best Animation/Interactive Graphic (Online): Monica Smith, Jordan Auker
  • Best Overall Website Design (Online): Staff
  • Best Video (Online): Jordan Auker
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