The Butler Collegian won 11 awards at the Indiana Collegiate Press Association’s annual conference Saturday at IUPUI, celebrating the best of Indiana’s collegiate newspapers, news magazines, literary magazines, yearbooks, online publications and advertising.
Sophomore Mallory Duncan, who is assistant editor of the Arts, Etc. section, received first place for best entertainment feature story, “A Glorious Adventure Awaits,” about science fiction/fantasy writer and Butler senior Stefan LeBlanc. The judge called the story “a great student profile.”
Sophomore Audrey Meyer won first place for best editorial cartoon for “Parking Ticket.” The judge wrote: “Made us laugh. Clearly and quickly gets the idea across, with a great facial expression. The cartoonist has a very bright future in cartooning.”
The Collegian won first place for best special issue on March 20, 2013, with the lead stories, “Butler Joining the Big East” and “Back in the Big Dance.” It was published the week after spring break (when a newspaper is not normally published), put together under deadline by six students: Jill McCarter ’13, Colin Likas, Marissa Johnson ’13, Austin Monteith, Lauren Stark and Madison Chartier. The judge wrote: “Great way to capitalize on big sports news by centering an issue around it.”
The Collegian also received first and second place for best sports page: “Cycling Team Keeps Rolling,” from Oct. 16, 2013, by Taylor Meador ’13, Austin Monteith, Kyle Beery and Ben Sieck, and “Official Reaction,” from March 6, 2013, by Johnson and Monteith.
Other second place awards:
–Best non-deadline news story, “Packing Up and Moving On,” March 6, 2013, by McCarter, Likas and Johnson.
–Best single issue, March 6, 2013.
–Best front page, October 16, 2013, “Red Ink.”
Third place awards:
–Maggie Monson, best opinion column, for “You Don’t Have to Look Sick to Feel Sick.”
–Best overall design.
In addition to those awards, The Collegian placed third for best Division II Newspaper of the Year. Winners this year were The Shield at the University of Southern Indiana, and The Reflector at the University of Indianapolis, respectively. The Collegian had won the category the past two consecutive years.