Monday, February 20, 2012

Daily News wins top digital media awards

The Ball State Daily News has won 37 Gold Circle Awards in online news from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, including first-place honors for sports, informational graphics, video feature package and humor writing.

The student journalists took both first- and second-place awards in three categories.

Teddy Cahill won best online sports story with, “Lembo era starts with emotional victory,” and Andrew Mishler won second place with, “Cardinals fall 3-1 to Boilermakers.”

Stephanie Meredith took first place in informational graphics with “Looking back on a decade,” and Mark Townsend won second with “Sports by the numbers.”

In the general humor or commentary category, photographer Dylan Buell took first place with “What not to bring to Ball State” and Benjamin Dashley won second for “An open letter to the person who stole my bike.”

The top video feature package award went to Justin Tyler for his “Midnight showing of ‘Harry Potter.’”

The work was among 4,956 entries from schools across the country and was published on, the student newspaper’s website, from Nov. 2, 2010 to Nov. 1, 2011.

Because the awards are dated by the year in which they are presented, these are known as the 2012 Gold Circle Awards for Digital Media.

The CSPA Gold Circles are among the highest awards earned by student journalists in the United States. The association was founded in 1925 and is owned by Columbia University.

Full list of the awards:

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