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IDS wins Gold Crown from Columbia Scholastic Press Association


A collection of Indiana Daily Student publications lay on a table. The IDS took home a Hybrid News Gold Crown from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Colin Kulpa

The Indiana Daily Student received a Hybrid News Gold Crown from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. The Arbutus yearbook, run by former IDS editor-in-chief Matt Rasnic, won a Silver Crown. The awards were for the 2018-19 academic year.

Award winners were announced March 13 at the annual National College Media convention in New York City. This year, 1,145 publications were eligible for judging. 

The Crown Awards recognize overall excellence by a student publication and are the highest recognition given by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. In its history, the IDS has won 41 Gold Crowns.

In addition to these awards, the IDS won and placed in many of the College Media Association’s David L. Adams Apple Awards. Adams was a former Director of Student Media at IU and died in 2007, after overseeing the publications for 18 years. 

The Apple Awards are listed below. 

Best Multimedia Package

First Place, “Softening stigma: Abe Shapiro is an IU senior with autism,” by Emily Isaacman, Mel Fronczek and Karli VanCleave, IDS

Best Facebook Page

Second Place, IDS

Best Yearbook Cover

Second Place, Andrew Williams, Arbutus yearbook

Best Podcast

Second Place, Posted, IDS

Best Print Ad

Second Place, “Optometry School,” by Sarah Keesling, IDS Creative Team

Best Newspaper, four year school, more than 10,000 students

Third Place, IDS

Best News Delivery

Honorable Mention, “She should’ve known better,” by Caroline Anders and staff, IDS

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