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Monday, April 4, 2011

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IU student publications sweep this year's national awards

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April 4, 2011

Editors: A complete list of all IU student winners is at the end of this release.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University's student newspaper, magazine and yearbook have surpassed all other university publications in this year's collegiate media competitions.

IU publications won four Gold Crowns and one Silver Crown from Columbia Scholastic Press Association at the Spring National College Media Convention on March 21 in New York City.

Winning gold were the Indiana Daily Student newspaper (for both fall 2009 and spring 2010), and Inside magazine. Winning silver was the 2010 Arbutus yearbook.

This year, 1,434 collegiate publications were eligible for CSPA Crown Awards. Publications and their sites were judged on writing, editing, design, content, concept, photojournalism, illustrations and graphics. Winning gold were six magazines, four newspapers, three online newspapers and four yearbooks.

The CSPA honors come after IU Student Media took home more awards than any other university at the Fall National College Media Convention. From Associated Collegiate Press, the newspaper and its site each won Pacemaker Awards, and IU student journalists won four national first places among 14 individual awards.

Editors-in-chief of the publications were:

Also from CSPA, IU student journalists have won 71 Gold Circle awards -- including 26 first places -- in individual competitions for work between June 2009 and June 2010.

IU's Gold Circle winners:


Design: feature, black and white

Design: academic spread one spread: black and white

Sports reporting

Photo: sports action, black and white

Design: cover

Photo: feature, black and white

Feature writing: student life

Design: title page

Photo, sports feature, black and white

Photo: feature, color

Design: portfolio


Design; magazine interactive graphic

Opinion: on-campus issues

Design: news


First-person experience

Commentary: sports

Sports feature

Personality profile

Feature: general


Sports news

Entertainment reviews

Breaking news

Secondary coverage

Opinion: Off-campus issues

NEWSPAPER: Indiana Daily Student

Personal opinion: On-campus issues

Feature: first-person experience

Feature: general

Art: illustration/computer-generated, two or more colors

Informational graphics: designed or art headline

Design: op-ed or news analysis, broadsheet, black and white

Design: feature page, broadsheet, color

Design, sports, broadsheet, color

Design: advertising, single ad, black and white

Design: advertising, page, black and white

Design: single-subject news or feature package; two pages, double-truck or special section; broadsheet; color

News writing

Cartoon: comic

Cartoon: portfolio of work

Photo: single sports, color

Design: overall, broadsheet

Design: Page One, portfolio

Design: single-subject news or feature package, single page, broadsheet, color

Commentary: general or humor

Typography: Overall newspaper

Design: Page One, broadsheet, color

Art/illustration: portfolio

Photo: single feature, black and white

MAGAZINE: Inside magazine

Design: general-interest, overall

Design: cover, black and white plus spot color

Design: cover, two or more colors

Photo: single that complements accompanying copy

Photo: portfolio

Design: single page, general interest

Design: single spread, special or general interest

Design, multi-page, special or general interest

Design: portfolio, special or general interest


Non-fiction: interview

Typography: designed or art headline

Typography: General use

Illustration: single, rendering photographic material, color

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