Friday, October 8, 2010

Daily News wins top national awards

The Ball State Daily News on Friday (Oct. 8) won 90 Gold Circle Awards for News from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, including top awards for overall newspaper design, Page 1 design, and news and feature packages.

Former graphics editor Stephanie Cope, now on the staff of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, won half a dozen first-place awards, including top honors for Page 1 design and news-page design.

The international student press association, based at Columbia University, judged entries produced between mid-June of 2009 and the same period in 2010.

The newspaper’s online operation,, earlier this year won 15 Gold Circle Awards for Online Media, including all six places in the Interactive Graphics category. It was the paper’s best-ever showing in the online division.

Last month the Daily News was named a finalist for five national awards by American Collegiate Press, including the group’s highest honor, the Pacemaker for general excellence. Winners in that contest will be announced Oct. 30 at the National College Media Convention in Louisville.

Complete list of CSPA winners:

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