Saturday, March 20, 2010

Daily News brings home national online awards

The Ball State Daily News won 15 Gold Circle Awards for Online Media on March 19 from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, including all six places in the Interactive Graphics category.

It was the DN's best-ever showing in the CSPA online division. The newspaper's online sister publication, Ball Bearings, added a trio of awards for Online Magazine Design and Multimedia Presentation.

The Daily News won first, second and third place, and all three honorable mentions in the Interactive Graphics category for stories about utility bills, a plane crash, astronomy and other topics.

The newspaper took first and second place, and an honorable mention for Multimedia Presentation for stories on the Peru Circus, energy drinks and Ball State men's volleyball attendance.

Other awards included:

- Second place, Secondary Coverage, for "Flight Path," the newspaper's explanation of a light plane crash that occurred after the pilot lost consciousness.

- Second place, Breaking News, for coverage of a bomb threat at LaFollette Complex.

- Second place for News Site Design

- Two honorable mentions in the Photo and Audio Slideshow category.

- One honorable mention in the Video category.

Here is a list of all the Online Media awards presented by the CSPA today:

- John Strauss,

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