The Daily News brought home 37 awards at the 2017 Indiana Collegiate Press Association convention Saturday.
The ICPA consists of more than 40 collegiate publications ranging from newspapers, yearbooks, online publications, news magazines and literary magazines.
The Daily News finished second overall in both the online and newspaper Division l categories, with the Indiana Daily Student taking first in each.
Out of the 37 total awards won by the staff, 10 were first place, 13 were second and 14 were third.
In the print Newspaper Division l competition, which includes college newspapers published three or more times a week, the Daily News scored 58 total points.
The Daily News Staff, which is categorized by work done from multiple staff members, won three first place awards which included the best single issue, “541 Days,” best special issue, “Special Election Issue” and best themed issue, “Family Weekend.”
Other first place awards from staff members included: best illustration “Indiana pay gap” from photo editor Grace Ramey and designer Olivia White, best news photo “Not our president” by photographer Stephanie Amador, best special section front/cover “Family Day cover” by cartoonist Mikey Higgins, best sports feature story “Franko’s House” by managing editor Robby General and best informational graphic “420 beginnings” from alumna Ashley Downing.
In the online competition, the Daily News Staff took first place in best Facebook page and second for best overall website and best use of Twitter.
Daily News staffer Tyson Bird and editor-in-chief Breanna Daugherty finished in second place in best slideshow and best special presentation while Bradley Dean Jones took third place for best animation/interactive graphic.
List of winners
First place winner:
Best Facebook page – Daily News Staff
Second place winners:
Best overall website – Daily News Staff
Best use of Twitter – Daily News Staff
Best slideshow – Breanna Daugherty; "Franko's House"
Best special presentation – Tyson Bird; "Franko's House"
Third place winner:
Best animation/interactive graphic – Bradley Dean Jones; "Ball State crime map"
Print - Newspaper Division l
First place winners:
Best Illustration – Grace Ramey & Olivia White; “Indiana pay gap”
Best informational graphic – Ashley Downing; “420 Beginnings”
Best news photo – Stephanie Amador; "Not our president"
Best single issue – Daily News Staff; "541 Days"
Best special issue – Daily News Staff; "Special Election Issue"
Best special section front/cover – Mikey Higgins; “Family Day cover”
Best sports feature story – Robby General; “Franko’s House”
Best staff editorial – Editorial Board; “University needs more transparency”
Best themed issue – Daily News Staff; “Family Weekend”
Second place winners:
Best continuous coverage of a single story – Daily News Staff; “President Ferguson resignation coverage”
Best entertainment column – Bri Kirkham; “Women finally get body advice from CDC”
Best feature page – Megan Axsom; “Rocky Horror Picture Show”
Best news or feature series – Megan Melton; “Teacher’s pet”
Best opinion column – Levi Todd; “Why Koch Brothers’ grant raises red flags"
Best overall design – Daily News Staff; “Oct. 7, 2016 Issue”
Best photo essay/picture story – Emma Rogers; “Smoke Break”
Best pull-out/wrap section – Daily News Staff; “Year-in-review”
Best single issue – Daily News Staff; “Water Damage: Bracken’s Worst in History”
Third place winners:
Best breaking news reporting – Kara Berg, Jake Fox, Bri Kirkham; “President Ferguson resignation”
Best editorial cartoon – Mikey Higgins; “Who’s in charge?”
Best entertainment story – Colin Grylls; “Body slam bonanza”
Best feature story – Kaitlin Lange; “Don’t dream it, be it”
Best front page – Bridget Doherty; “Stacks on stacks”
Best in-depth story – Alan Hovorka; “Daily News finds Fact Book data errors”
Best informational graphic – Maureen Langley; “Germs on campus”
Best news photo – Bradley Dean Jones; “Lockdown”
Best review – Melissa Jones; “Top 10 disappointing moments in ‘Gilmore Girls’ revival”
Best sports feature story – Colin Grylls; “International athletes”
Best sports news story – Robby General; “Caught in the middle”
Best sports page – Maureen Langley; “MAC to MAC”
Best staff editorial – Editorial Board; “Lembo’s contributions should be appreciated”