Thursday, October 11, 2012

Ball State Daily News wins top CSPA awards

The Ball State Daily News has won 14 first-place Gold Circle Awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, including the top national awards for sports, news features, commentary and overall design.

The prizes were among a total 91 Gold Circles won by the newspaper this year, including 37 in the Digital Media category for work on its website,

 The Daily News took first, second and third place in the informational graphics category with work from Evan Backstrom, Chelsea Kardokus and Greg Hudson.

Teddy Cahill took first in sports writing, and Devan Filchak won the top News Feature prize.

 Dylan Buell, the newspaper’s photo editor at the time, won the top award for General or Humor Commentary with his essay on, “What not to bring to Ball State.”

 The first prize in Informational Graphics went to Stephanie Meredith. Chelsea Kardokus, meanwhile, won first-place Gold Circles for Sports Page Design and Typography.

Earlier this year the Daily News won a Gold Crown Award, the highest prize for overall excellence from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, for its online operation.

CSPA is an international student media organization founded in 1925 and based at Columbia University in New York.

 The 29th Gold Circle Awards were among 10,444 entries from across the country.

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