BSU TCOM & Journalism students among SPJ’s ‘Best in Indiana’

Ball State students are heading back to campus tonight with armloads of plaques and certificates from the Indiana Society of Professional Journalists’ annual Best in Indiana competition.

The Daily News, Ball Bearings, Sports Link and NewsLink Indiana all captured first-place honors in key categories, as did “Unmasked: The Stigma of Meth” and TCOM’s “Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay.”

BSU TCOM and Journalism student winners who attended the SPJ awards ceremony.

Below are the respective categories and place finishes of BSU TCOM and Journalism students. Congratulations to all!

Student Spot News Reporting

2nd Place: Kara Berg, Casey Smith “Lockdown” Ball State Daily News

 

Student Investigative Reporting

3rd Place: Alex Kincaid “Our Money, Their Secrets” Ball Bearings

 

Student Election And Campaign Coverage

1st Place: Daily News Staff “Election And Campaign Coverage” Ball State Daily News

 

Student Sports Reporting

2nd Place: Samantha Stevenson “The Academic Athlete” Ball Bearings

3rd Place: Robby General “Sports Reporting By Robby General” Ball State Daily News

 

Student Editorial Writing

1st Place: Alex Kincaid “Your Money Matters: But We Still Don’t Know Where It All Goes” Ball Bearings

 

Student Features Photography

2nd Place: Reagan Allen “A Balancing Act” Ball Bearings

 

Student Page One Or Cover Design  

2nd Place: Ashley Downing, Maureen Langley, Maggie Stolfa “Ball State Daily News Page One Design Entries” Ball State Daily News

 

Student Best Design Other Than Page One Or Cover

3rd Place: Maureen Langley, Tyson Bird, Megan Axsom “Ball State Daily News Design Other Than Page One Entries” Ball State Daily News

 

Student Graphics Or Illustration  

2nd Place: Betsy Kiel “Cut Down Meth” Ball State Daily News

3rd Place: Tyson Bird “What Makes Fontaine’s Record Unique?” Ball State Daily News

 

Student Television Best Newscast

1st Place: Jacob Wilson, Mallory Weil, Troy Scott “Election Eve 2016” Newslink Indiana

Judge’s Comments: “Newslink Indiana’s “Election Eve 2016” Newscast Had Fair, Effective And Interesting Coverage. The Stories Overall Were Stimulating And Very Important To Share With Their Viewers The Night Before The Election. Also Impressed With The Enterprise Of Their Stories, Especially The One With The College Educated Women Voters.”

 

Student Television Election And Campaign Coverage

2nd Place: Tony Sandleben, Brittney Ermon “Newslink Indiana’s 2016 Election Coverage” Newslink Indiana

 

Student Television Continuing Coverage

1st Place: Tony Sandleben “Meth In Delaware County” Unmasked: The Stigma Of Meth

Judge’s Comments: ““Meth In Delaware County” Was An Interesting And Thought-Provoking Piece That Was Able To Touch On Different Aspects Of How Meth Is Affecting Indiana. The Reporter’s Ability To Get A Variety Of Perspectives On The Impact Of Meth In The Community Was Critical To The Story And Made It More Dynamic. During The Series, The Reporter Was Not Only Fair By Getting A Variety Of Opinions On The Matter, But Also Showcased The Ability To Construct A Clear, Accurate And Interesting Story On A Topic That May Be Difficult To Cover.”

 

Student Television Sports Reporting

1st Place: Tyler Bradfield, Connor Nichols “Dear Teddy” Ball State University

Judge’s Comments: “Exceptional Story Woven Together With Very Good Script And Video, Both Historic And Current. Very Well Done.”

 

Student Radio Sports Reporting

2nd Place: Tony Sandleben “Hoosiers At The Games” Indiana Public Radio

 

Student Television Features Reporting

1st Place: Tyler Bradfield, Connor Nichols “Dear Teddy” Ball State University Judge’s Comments: “Great Job Of Letting The Interviews Tell The Story”

 

Student Television Documentary Or Public Affairs

1st Place: Unmasked Team, Ball State University “Unmasked: The Stigma Of Meth” Ball State University

2nd Place: Tim Reusche “Ice League: Season 2” Ball State University

3rd Place: Ball State University Department Of Telecommunications “Everlasting Light: The Story Of Indiana’s Bicentennial Torch Relay” Ball State University

 

Student Best Journalism Website

2nd Place: Unmasked Team, Ball State University “Unmasked: The Stigma Of Meth” Ball State University

 

Student Best Online Multimedia

1st Place: Ball State University Department Of Telecommunications “Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay” Ball State University

Judge’s Comments: “Really Lovely Video With A Comprehensive Website Designed Around It.”

3rd Place: Tyson Bird “Tyson Bird’s Student Online Multimedia” Ball State Daily News

 

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