The Indiana Daily Student was awarded a Gold Crown in the Hybrid News category as part of the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s annual Crown Awards.
Crown winners are selected for overall excellence in a head-to-head comparison, according to the CSPA website. Publications are judged on their design, photography, concept, coverage and writing. This year, 817 publications were eligible for judging in the national competition.
The awards were announced Wednesday, March 30, during a virtual presentation.
The IDS was recognized for work from IDSnews.com and its weekly print edition. The IDS was one of three publications awarded the Gold Crown in Hybrid News, along with The Oklahoma Daily and Baylor Lariat.
“I am so proud and thrilled to see this recognition for the hard work and dedication put in by the IDS staff,” said Izzy Myszak, IDS editor-in-chief.
The IDS has now won 42 Gold Crowns in its history.