Iowa State Daily staff and Greenlee School faculty represented Iowa State University at the ACP/CMA National Convention in Louisville. Left to right: Iowa State Daily editorial adviser Mark Witherspoon, Alex Connor, Devyn Leeson, Willa Colville and Greenlee School director Angela Powers
Iowa State Daily staff and Greenlee School faculty represented Iowa State University at the ACP/CMA National Convention in Louisville. Left to right: Iowa State Daily editorial adviser Mark Witherspoon, Alex Connor, Devyn Leeson, Willa Colville and Greenlee School director Angela Powers

Iowa State Daily, Ethos staffers receive ACP and CMA honors

The Nov. 29, 2017, edition of the Iowa State Daily
The Nov. 29, 2017, edition of the Iowa State Daily

The Iowa State Daily and Ethos magazine were recognized by the Associated Collegiate Press and the College Media Association at the National College Media Convention Oct. 25-28 in Louisville, Kentucky, for work published during the 2017-18 academic year.

The Iowa State Daily took third place in the 2017-18 College Media Association Newspaper Pinnacle Awards in the Four-Year Daily Newspaper of the Year category.

The Daily Texan of the University of Texas at Austin received first place and UCLA's Daily Bruin finished in second.

Newspapers in this category are published at least three days per week. The award recognizes excellence in coverage and content; design, graphics and illustrations; photography; service to the campus community; and reporting, writing and editing.

CMA's Pinnacle College Media Awards are a national contest to recognize excellence in student-produced college media. The contest honors overall excellence in student work on college newspapers, websites, magazines, yearbooks, radio or television stations, produced during an academic year.

group photo with award
Left to right: Devyn Leeson, K. Rambo, Greenlee School director Angela Powers, Alex Connor, Willa Colville and Iowa State Daily editorial adviser Mark Witherspoon.
2017 Iowa State University Dept. of Public Safety Annual Report. Design by John Hesse
2017 Iowa State University Dept. of Public Safety Annual Report. Design by John Hesse
"Shedding Light on Sexual Harassment" magazine spread, Ethos magazine. Design by Sarah Jean Walsh
"Shedding Light on Sexual Harassment" magazine spread, Ethos magazine. Design by Sarah Jean Walsh

The Daily also tied for third place in the Louisville Best of Show Awards in the Four-Year More than Weekly Category.

The Best of Show competition is held at all conventions and workshops sponsored by the Associated Collegiate Press. The Best of Show award recognizes overall excellence among the convention attendees and entries. Only publications and broadcast teams with students in attendance at the convention are eligible to enter the on-site contest.

Additionally, the Iowa State Daily was one of 37 collegiate student newspapers named as a finalist for the 2017-18 Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker Award.

Two Iowa State University students received individual awards for their work in student media.

John Hesse, a 2017 Iowa State University graduate in graphic design, received first place honors in the 2018 ACP Design of the Year contest in the Magazine/Special Section Cover category for his work on the 2017 Iowa State University Dept. of Public Safety Annual Report for the Iowa State Daily Media Group.

In the same contest, Sarah Jean Walsh (senior, graphic design) received second place honors in the Yearbook/Magazine Page/Spread category for her design work on an Ethos magazine story about sexual harassment.

ACP's individual awards honor the best individuals in collegiate journalism. Entries are judged by teams of professionals with experience and expertise in the area of each particular contest.