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Journalism school publications win 25 state awards

February 8, 2016

From left: Drake students Tim Webber, Jessica Lynk, Morgan Gstalter, Jake Bullington, Gerald Tetzlaff and Hunter Phillips pose with Drake's Iowa College Media Association awards on February 5.

Drake University student publications The Times-Delphic, Urban Plains and Drake Magazine won a total of 25 awards, including nine first-place honors, in the Iowa College Media Association contest on February 5.

The Times-Delphic student newspaper won 10 awards:

First place

  • Investigative story, Sarah Fulton
  • Headline writing, Courtney Fishman

Second place

  • News photo, Cody Frost
  • Social media, Tim Webber, Courtney Fishman and Jake Bullington

Third place

  • Headline writing, Austin Cannon
  • Interactive graphic, Paityn Langley
  • Page 1 design, Michael Lopez, Jessica Lynk and Claudia Williams

Honorable Mention

  • News story, Giuliana LaMantia
  • Sports feature, Andrew Beall
  • Opinion writing, Tim Webber

Urban Plains, produced by the spring 2015 journalism capstone, won eight awards:

First place

  • Online edition
  • Interactive graphic, Erin Menardi, Rachel Collins, Raeann Langas, Nicole Kasperbauer and Alex Peterson
  • Profile, Meagan Flynn

Second place

  • Slideshow, Steph Kocer and Alex Peterson
  • Online video, Rachel Collins

Third place

  • Profile, Chance Hoener
  • Feature, Amanda Horvath and Faith Brar
  • Online video, Janet Eckles and Kenneth Schwarz

Drake Magazine, the "awesome, undoubtedly hip, yet interestingly informative student-run magazine," won seven awards:

First place

  • Feature photo, Rachel Collins
  • Feature story, Molly Longman
  • Print design, Alecia McEachran
  • Magazine section or cover design, Kayli Kunkel and Cole Norum

Second place

  • Online edition
  • Interactive graphics, Kayli Kunkel
  • Blog, Zoe Ekonomou