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Drake SJMC students win “best of festival” honor for Urban Plains

February 18, 2016
Urban Plains 2015 Group Photo FEATURE

The staff of 2015 Urban Plains.

Urban Plains, the 2015 senior capstone website for the Drake University School of Journalism and Mass Communication's magazine, news and digital media production students, won the interactive multimedia "best of festival" award at this year’s Broadcast Education Association contest. There were 1,500 entries from more than 175 institutions; the Association awarded 18 “best of festival” honorees today during its annual Festival of Media Arts.

Urban Plains was previously named best online magazine by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication; best online edition at the Iowa College Media Association contest; first place for multimedia story in the Associated Collegiate Press Awards, and multiple awards for individual writing, design, photography and video in those contests and in the Telly Awards.

Twenty-six Drake students collaborated on the Urban Plains website,