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IDS wins 20 awards from Associated Collegiate Press, College Media Business and Advertising Managers

Accolades include a second place overall for Best College Media Production Program.

Statue of prolific journalist Ernie Pyle outside of Indiana University’s Media School, Franklin Hall. The Indiana Daily Student was granted 20 awards on March 20 from the Associated Collegiate Press and the College Media Business and Advertising Managers’ annual events.

The Indiana Daily Student received 20 recognitions in total from the 2021 Associated Collegiate Press and College Media Business and Advertising Managers Awards on March 20. There were 10 awards from the Associated Collegiate Press, an organization that highlights exemplary journalism. There were two awards given for the overall publication and eight individual honors, including a first place finish for Matt Cohen’s “IU’s great big COVID-19 experiment.

The IDS was honored further with 10 recognitions from the College Media Business and Advertising Managers 2021 Awards, a competition with categories that spanned from publications, advertising design, sales marketing, multimedia and digital advertising and more. The awards from CMBAM comprised the efforts of numerous individuals from the design and marketing teams as well as recognition for some products that represent collaboration between the business and editorial sides. These nine individual awards subsequently helped the IDS achieve a second place overall in Best College Media Production Program.

"Congratulations to all of the award winners,” Student Media Director Jim Rodenbush said. “While I'm proud each day of the exceptional work done by our students on the editorial and marketing teams, outside recognition from organizations like ACP and CMBAM is always special.”

The list of awards the IDS earned from both organizations are as follows:

ACP Organizational Awards

Newspaper (weekly)

Fourth place: IDS Team


Eighth place: IDS Team (more than 10,000 students)

ACP Individual Awards

COVID-19 reporting

First place: Matt Cohen || “IU’s great big COVID-19 experiment”

Advertising rate card

First place || Indiana Daily Student

Newspaper special advertising section

First place || IDS Fall 2020 Housing Guide

Advertising design

Fourth place: Erika Armstrong || “First Year Experiences”

Eighth place: Erika Armstrong || “Buy your ticket to Little 500”

Print design

Fourth place: Annie Aguiar || “Should you adopt a pet?”

Social justice reporting

Sixth place: Lilly St. Angelo || “What wasn’t said: How racism has shaped one IU student’s college experience”

Multimedia news or feature

Eighth place: Izzy Myszak, Madison Smalstig and Carson TerBush || “Steve Moore almost died.“

CMBAM Overall Awards

Best College Media Production Program is a comprehensive award in which categories are separated into two divisions: products and sales and marketing. The schools with the highest cumulative total points in each division receive awards, which is how the IDS earned this recognition.

2nd Place: IDS Team

CMBAM Organizational Awards

Best Living (Renter's Guide)

Honorable Mention: IDS Team

Best Back-to-school/orientation issue

2nd Place: IDS Team

Best Sales Promotional Materials

1st Place: IDS Team

Best Self Promotion Multi-Media Campaign

1st Place: IDS Team || 2020 Spring Housing Fair

2nd Place: IDS Team || 2020 Fall Housing Fair

Best Sponsored Content/Native Advertising

2nd Place: IDS Team

CMBAM Individual Awards

Best Digital Display Ad-Static

2nd Place: Jenn Hanling || Union at Crescent

Best Digital Display Ad-Animated

3rd Place: Erika Armstrong || IU First Year Experience

Best Digital Self Promotion Ad

1st Place: Erika Armstrong || Housing Fair Leaf Animation

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