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Indiana Daily Student and Arbutus yearbook receive 36 awards at Fall National College Media Convention

This is the second time in its history that the IDS won both an Online and Newspaper Pacemaker.
This is the second time in its history that the IDS won both an Online and Newspaper Pacemaker.

For the second time in its history, the Indiana Daily Student won the Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker award in the Newspaper and Online categories. The Pacemaker is one of the most prestigious awards in collegiate journalism. 

In addition to the two Pacemakers, the IDS and Arbutus yearbook received 34 awards at the Fall National College Media Convention. The convention was held virtually from Oct. 22 to Oct. 24. 

“This group has done the work, continues to do the work and deserves this,” Student Media Director Jim Rodenbush said. 

Senior Caroline Anders won the ACP’s Ernie Pyle Human Interest Profile Award for her story “Live and Learn.” The story also won first place in the College Media Association’s Best Profile category.  

Organizational and individual awards are listed below.

Associated Collegiate Press Organizational Awards

Winner, Newspaper Pacemaker

IDS staff

Winner, Online Pacemaker

IDS staff

Associated Collegiate Press Individual Awards

Ernie Pyle Human Interest Profile

First place: Caroline Anders, "Live and Learn"

Multimedia Feature Story

Second place: Mel Fronczek, Emily Isaacman and Karli VanCleave, "Softening Stigma"

COVID-19 Coverage

Second place: IDS staff, "Grieving spring: Bloomington grapples with a surreal new normal"

Informational Graphic

Third place: Annie Aguiar, Jacob deCastro and Colin Kulpa, "What's Tom Allen worth?"

Reporter of the Year

Fourth place: Ty Vinson, "On tainted soil," "Martinsville waitress voices concerns over unemployment benefits," "From memory"

Diversity Story

Fifth place: Annie Aguiar, "A little less than kind"

Yearbook Cover

Fifth place: Matt Rasnic, Arbutus cover

Interactive Graphic

Honorable mention: Jacob deCastro and Vivek Rao, "How IU does its laundry"

Print Advertisement

Honorable mention: Sarah Keesling, "Eyes playing tricks on you?"

Editorial Cartoon

Honorable mention: Madelyn Powers, "Trump and the giant impeach"

Associated Collegiate Press/College Media Association Best of Show Organizational Awards

Newspaper

Fourth place: IDS staff

Website

Third place: IDS staff

Yearbook

Third place: Arbutus

Associated Collegiate Press/College Media Association Best of Show Individual Awards

Social Justice Reporting

First place: Vivek Rao and Kaitlyn Radde, "Activists want to defund police departments. What could that look like in Bloomington?"

Newspaper Special Section/Advertising

First place: IDS staff, The Orienter

Multimedia News or Feature Presentation

Fourth place: Jacob deCastro and Haley Klezmer, "Will your mail-in ballot arrive in time to count?"

Rate Card

Fourth place: IDS creative team, IU Student Media 2020-21 Rate Card/Media Kit

COVID-19 Reporting

Seventh place: Matt Cohen, "Quarantined with dozens of sorority members, here’s what life was like for IU’s live-in house directors"

Print Design

10th place: Carson TerBush, "Break out the books"

College Media Association Pinnacle Awards (Organizational)

Best Diversity Coverage

Second place: IDS staff

College Media Association Pinnacle Awards (Individual)

Best Online Infographic

First place: Annie Aguiar, Jacob deCastro and Colin Kulpa, "What's Tom Allen worth?"

Best Yearbook Cover

First place: Matt Rasnic, Arbutus cover

Best Feature Story and Best News Package

First place: "Grieving spring: Bloomington grapples with a surreal new normal"

Best Profile

First place: Caroline Anders, "Live and Learn"

Best Special Section Cover

Second place: Annie Aguiar, Fall 2019 Housing & Living Guide

Best Yearbook Entertainment Page/Spread

Second place: Annie Aguiar, "Va-Va-Va Vaudeville"

Best Ad Campaign

Third place: IDS creative team, Housing Fair campaign

Best Advertisement

Third place: Sarah Keesling, "Eyes playing tricks on you?"

Best Infographic

Third place: Vivek Rao and Carson TerBush, "Pandemic Playbook"

Online, Best Breaking News Coverage

Third place: Lydia Gerike, Hannah Boufford and Ty Vinson, "Man drives SUV at anti-fascist, No Space for Hate protesters near Bloomington farmers market"

Online, Best Multimedia Feature Story

Third place: Mel Fronczek, Emily Isaacman and Karli VanCleave, "Softening Stigma"

Best Editorial Cartoon

Honorable mention: Madelyn Powers, "Trump and the giant impeach"

Best Newspaper Sports Page/Spread

Honorable mention: Carson TerBush, "Into the deep end"

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