Indiana Daily Student

Matt Cohen named journalist of the year, IDS earns top honors from the Indiana Collegiate Press Association

The Spring 2022 IDS staff poses outside of Franklin Hall.
The Spring 2022 IDS staff poses outside of Franklin Hall.

The Indiana Daily Student was recognized by the Indiana Collegiate Press Association (ICPA) and College Media Business & Advertising Managers (CMBAM) organizations’ 2022 awards seasons. Notably, the IDS was selected as the Advertising Publication, Newspaper (Division 1) and Online Publication of the Year by the ICPA.

"We have an incredible staff of hard-working students," said IU Student Media Adviser Ruth Witmer. "It's wonderful to see them receive recognition for the great work they're doing for readers online and in print."

Matt Cohen was chosen to be the ICPA Brook Baker Collegiate Journalist of the Year for his distinguished reporting. The judges noted that:

“Matt Cohen’s remarkable portfolio showcases his ability to tackle in-depth subjects in a way that invites the reader in…In addition, he has given attention to stories that might not have been written — such as the one about the many unmarked graves in Bloomington — if not for a young reporter willing to spend a lot of time and care getting people to open up about their families…In short, Matt’s work is outstanding.”

By Ernie Pyle’s desk in the IDS office inside Franklin Hall, there is a plaque commemorating all the ICPA journalists of the year from IU. Since this honor was developed, in the late 1990s, most of the recipients have been IU students.

The awards that the IDS was given from both associations are as follows:

ICPA Awards
The ICPA is comprised of over 40 publications statewide. The members strive to support collegiate journalists’ development and passion.

Brook Baker Indiana Collegiate Press Association Journalist of the Year
Winner: Matt Cohen

ICPA Advertising Awards

Advertising Publication of the Year
1st place: Indiana Daily Student

Display Ad
1st place: Hayley Skryzena || Tattoos & Piercings

House Ad
1st place: Hayley Skryzena || IDS Events - Stay in the loop

Electronic Display Ad
2nd place: Liv Callahan and Grace Richardson || Love B-Town? Shop Local! Gallery Walk
3rd place: Rhianna Ladd || Atwater Eye Care Center

Electronic House Ad
1st place: Hayley Skryzena || Fall Housing Fair
2nd place: Erika Armstrong || Virtual Housing Fair

Creative Use of Ad Copy
1st place: Chloie Fisher and Dominique Hance || What’s our trick?
3rd place: Chloie Fisher || Fill in the blanks

Ad Layout
1st place: Chloie Fisher || Fall Housing Fair poster
2nd place: Jennifer Hanling || IDS Headlines

Use of Photography or Graphic Art
1st place: Jennifer Hanling || IDS Headlines
3rd place: Chloie Fisher and Dominique Hance || What’s our trick?

Ad Design in Special Section or Supplement
1st place: Erika Armstrong || News For You, By You & About You.
3rd place: Grace Richardson || Fundraising Challenge

Self-Promotional Campaign
1st place: IDS Staff || Virtual Housing Fair
2nd place: IDS Staff || Fall Housing Fair

General Media Kit/Marketing Package
2nd place: Adam Wigington || IDS Sales Material

ICPA Division 1 Newspaper Awards
Newspaper of the Year
1st place: Indiana Daily Student

Single Issue
1st place: IDS Staff

Themed Issue
3rd place: IDS Staff

Special Issue
2nd: IDS Staff

Pullout/Wrap Section
3rd place: IDS Staff

News Story
1st place: Kaitlyn Radde and Carson TerBush || In the dark: Transparency rule fails to shed light on costs for IU Health Bloomington patients
3rd place: Phyllis Cha || Fentanyl-laced counterfeits of prescription pills make non-prescribed pills a life-or-death gamble

In-Depth Story
2nd place: Matt Cohen || Former members of Hope Presbyterian Church in Bloomington allege abuse, cover-up

Feature Story
1st place: Emma Uber || The Scarlet ‘E’: How eviction can haunt Monroe County tenants forever

Entertainment Story
1st place: Nadia Scharf || IU Ballet tackles caricature in ‘The Nutcracker’
3rd place: Hannah Dailey || The Bluebird wasn’t operating safely. Then it shut down — for one day.

Sports News Story
3rd place: Evan Gerike || ‘It just didn’t go our way’: IU men’s soccer misses out on 9th star, falls 1-0 to Marshall

Sports Feature Story
1st place: Tyler Tachman || Angel Escobedo: The home that holds him together
2nd place: Matt Cohen || ‘It was worth the risks’: An inside look at IU football’s historic pandemic season

News or Feature Series
2nd place: Lizzie Kaboski || Being Heard: The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the challenges the Deaf community faces daily

Continuous Coverage of a Single Story
1st place: David Wolfe Bender, Phyllis Cha, Kaitlyn Radde and Madison Smalstig || Bloomington’s unhoused community
2nd place: IDS Staff || FedEx Shooting

Entertainment Column
2nd place: Ellie Albin || An ode to CDs
3rd place: Nick Telman || From Blade to Batwoman, the desire for Black-led superhero films has always been there.

Sports Column
1st place: Luke Christopher Norton || Don’t praise the NCAA for doing the absolute minimum for women’s sports
2nd place: Bradley Hohulin || The star-crossed tragedy of IU men’s basketball and Archie Miller

1st place: Stefan Townes || It’s Lil Nas X versus the world, and he’s winning.
3rd place: Erin Stafford || ‘An Evening with Silk Sonic’ is a time machine to the magical haze of 1970s soul music

Front Page Design
2nd place: Abby Carmichael || Dec. 2, 2021

Feature Page Design
2nd place: Abby Carmichael || Are you tailgate-ready?

Sports Page Design
1st place: Abby Carmichael and Juno Martin || Feb. 4, 2021
3rd place: Abby Carmichael || Jan. 21, 2021

Special Selection Front/Cover
2nd place: Madelyn Powers || Homecoming Guide 2021

News Photography
1st place: Alex Deryn || FedEx shooting vigil

Feature Photo
1st place: Ethan Levy || Block Party

Sports Photography
2nd place: Ethan Levy || Kari Zumach spike
3rd place: Kamaron Farver || Patberg celebrates

Photo Essay/Picture Story
2nd place: IDS staff || Return to (ab)normalcy
3rd place: Izzy Myszak, Ethan Moore and Ashlyn Johnson || Lotus Fest

Informational Graphic
2nd place: Vivek Rao and Carson TerBush || The president’s speeches

Editorial Cartoon
1st place: Madelyn Powers || Missing Black and Brown people are just as important
2nd place: Donyá Collins || Indiana is leading the way to environmental Armageddon

ICPA Online Awards
Online Publication of the Year
1st place: Indiana Daily Student

Overall Website
2nd place: IDS Staff ||

News/Feature Reporting Online
1st place: Matt Cohen, Mallorey Daunhauer and Carson TerBush || Indignity in death: Unmarked graves in Bloomington indicate long history of racism

3rd place: Kaitlyn Radde || The Daily Rundown

2nd place: IDS Staff || idsnews Instagram

Facebook Page
2nd place: IDS Staff || IDS Facebook

Use of Twitter
1st place: IDS Staff || @idsnews

Special Presentation
2nd place: Phyllis Cha, Hannah Dailey, Izzy Myzsak and Ethan Levy || After the Audition
3rd place: Kaitlyn Radde and Carson TerBush || 2020 was a year of protests. We broke down how it looked in Indiana.

3rd place: Mallorey Daunhauer || An inside look at the 2021 Kiwanis Indiana Balloon Fest

Animation or Interactive Graphic
1st place: Carson TerBush || A brief tour of Rose Hill Cemetery
2nd place: Vivek Rao || Here’s what you need to know about zoning controversy in Bloomington.

CMBAM Awards
CMBAM is a volunteer group with a focus on the business components of student media organizations.

Best Print Ad Campaign
Honorable Mention

Best Living (Renter's) Guide
2nd place

Best Paid Design Product, Non Self Promotional
3rd place

Best Digital Self Promotional Ad (submission 1)
Honorable Mention

Best Out-of-Home Promotion
Honorable Mention

Best Self Promotion Multimedia Ad Campaign
1st place

Best Special Event
Third Place

Like what you're reading? Support independent, award-winning college journalism on this site. Donate here.

Powered by Solutions by The State News
All Content © 2023 Indiana Daily Student