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
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