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IDS named top Indiana newspaper of the year among several honors by ICPA

Helen Rummel and Cate Charron at ICPA Award Ceremony.

The Indiana Daily Student and yearbook, Arbutus, were awarded in the creative, editorial and advertising departments by the Indiana Collegiate Press Association this month. These awards entail advertising publication of the year with 10 recognitions, Division I newspaper of the year with 31 recognitions, yearbook of the year with 17 recognitions and second place for website of the year with 8 recognitions.

IDS alumna, Cate Charron, was awarded the Brook Baker Indiana Collegiate Journalist of the Year for her extremely dedicated series on sexual assault. The Brook Baker Indiana Collegiate Journalist of the Year is awarded in remembrance of Brook Baker, late campus editor at Vincennes University in Vincennes, Indiana. This award recognizes great caliber in collegiate journalism in the state of Indiana while honoring Baker’s memory.

“The details and degree to which Cate explores the truth, and the lengths she goes to to see where things stand today are extraordinary.” a judge from ICPA announcement said. “That she also went to great effort to get Chris Parker to talk is commendable.”

Current Editor-in-chief Helen Rummel praised the IDS and its staff for its work and reputation.

 "The IDS has time and time again shown its journalistic strength as an organization and this new round of awards continues to support this,” Rummel said. “I could not be more proud of this staff and I know they'll go on to become irreplaceable journalists and media professionals in their future careers."

Along with the overall wins for the IDS and Arbutus, there was a total of 70 recognitions for staff and individuals within the IDS and Arbutus listed below.

ICPA Brook Baker Collegiate Journalist of the Year

Winner: Cate Charron


Advertising Publication of the Year

1st: Indiana Daily Student

Best Display Ad

2nd: IDS Staff || IU Languages

Best House Ad

1st: IDS Staff || IDS Headlines

2nd: IDS Staff || Black Voices

Best Electronic House Ad

1st: IDS Staff || Housing Fair Spring

3rd: IDS Staff || Housing Fair Fall

Best Use of Photography or Graphic Art

1st: IDS Staff || Housing Fair- Meet With Local Vendors

Best Ad Design in Special Section or Supplement

1st: IDS Staff || IDS Hiring

3rd: IDS Staff || Stay in the Loop

Best Self-Promotional Campaign

1st: IDS Staff || Fall 2022 Housing Fair

Best General Media Kit/Marketing Package

1st: IDS Staff || IDS Marketing Kit


Division I Newspaper of the Year

1st: Indiana Daily Student

Best Single Issue

1st: IDS Staff || Jan. 22, 2022

Best Themed Issue

2nd: IDS Staff || Orienter

3rd: IDS Staff || Spring 2022 Housing Guide

Best Pullout/Wrap Section

1st: IDS Staff || 2022 Basketball Guide

3rd: IDS Staff || 2022 Homecoming Guide

Best News Story

3rd: Nic Napier || ‘We Have Seen the Worst’: Current, former Bloomington nurses face pandemic blowout

Best In-Depth Story

1st: Cate Charron || Dissonance in Due Process

Best Feature Story

1st: Tory Basile || A thousand wishes: Each dancer at Nightmoves has a different wish: money, confidence, family

2nd: Carson TerBush || How the Trojan Horse is Surviving the Great Resignation

Best Entertainment Story

1st: Bradley Hohulin || How America came to love the weird world of superheroes

2nd: Taylor Satoski || Local musician DJ MADDØG creates safe and fun atmosphere in queer spaces

Best Sports News Story

1st: Matt Sebree || Ali Patberg leads Indiana women;s basketball in her final game as a Hoosier

3rd: Emma Pawlitz || No. 13 Indiana men’s basketball executes on both ends

Best Sports Feature Story

1st: Kamil Gut || ‘I’m Just Enjoying Life’

Best Continuous Coverage of a Single Story

1st: Cate Charron || After Dissonance in due process

Best Opinion Column

2nd: Stefan Townes || Black Voices: How it feels to be the only Black person in the room

Best Entertainment Column

1st: Sade Ajishegiri || Black Voices: What’ really behind the Black Ariel back lash?

Best Sports Column

1st: Matt Press || Las Vegas Invitational fiasco disappoints participants, over-shadows Hoosiers’ sweep

2nd: Bradley Hohulin || The Big Ten can do a lot of good with its $7 billion media rights deal. Will it, though?

Best Front Page Design

2nd: Abby Carmichael || Jan. 27, 2022

Best Feature Page Design

2nd: Cailin O’Malley || 8 books to cozy up with this winter

Best Sports Page Design

3rd: Cailin O’Malley || IU uniforms through the years

Best Overall Design

2nd: IDS Staff || Oct. 6, 2022

Best News Photography

1st: Ethan Moore || Jacob’s Protest

Best Sports Photography

3rd: Alex Paul || Rutgers topples Indiana

Best Photo Essay/Picture Story

2nd: Izzy Myszak || ‘Surprise!’ 6-year-old cancer patients’ wish was to surprise and thank doctors, nurses

3rd: Haripriya Jalluri, Olivia BIanco and Alayna Wilkening || Lotus Fest 2022

Best Informational Graphic

2nd: Cailin O’Malley || Unhoused resources

Best Illustration

2nd: Juliette Albert || Teenage Rebellion

Best Editorial Cartoon

2nd: Juliette Albert || Don’t let society convince you that college is the only path

3rd: Jack Donnelley || Victims need to be heard


Website of the Year

2nd: Indiana Daily Student

Best Breaking News Reporting Online

2nd: IDS Staff || On strike: Scenes from the picket lines

Best News/Feature Reporting Online

1st: Lauren Ulrich, Avery Antill and Michael Long || She dreams of Afghanistan

Best Podcast

1st: Luke Norton, Amanda Foster and Matt Sebree || Payoff Podcast

3rd: Will Foley, Jacob Spudich and Garrett Newman || Candy Stripe Convos

Best Slideshow

3rd: Samantha Smith || ‘The Lucky Star’

Best Special Presentation

1st: IDS Staff || 2022 Election Guide

Best Video

2nd: Haley Ryan || The experiences of transgender individuals at IU

Best Animation or Interactive Graphic

3rd: Sam Shi and IDS Staff || Live Election 2022 Updates


Yearbook of the Year

1st Place: Arbutus

Best Overall Theme

3rd: Izzy Myszak and Arbutus Staff || Full Circle

Best Album/Portrait Section

1st: Arbutus Staff || Senior Portraits

Best Student Life Spread

1st: Arbutus Staff || Run It Back

Best Sports Spread

1st: Matt Sebree, Ethan Levy and Izzy Myszak || Women's Basketball Beats Purdue

3rd: Izzy Myszak, Kamil Gut and Ethan Levy || Big Shot Rob

Best Academics Spread

1st: Nadia Scharf and Izzy Myszak || IU Ballet tackles caricature in ‘The Nutcracker’ through conversation, education

Best Organizations Spread

1st: Salome Cloteaux, Ethan Levy and Izzy Myszak || ‘The Gem of IU’: Dance Marathon

2nd: Kelstin Galovic, Susanna Fravell and Izzy Myszak || Virtual Recruitment

Best Special Section

1st: Cate Charron, Ethan Moore and Izzy Myszak || Dissonance in due process

2nd: Arbutus Staff || After the Audition

Best Overall Design

1st: Izzy Myszak and Arbutus Staff || Arbutus 2022

Best Cover Design

1st: Arbutus Staff || Arbutus 2022

Best Sports Photography

1st: Ethan Levy || Volleyball Celebrates

Best News Photography

2nd: Ethan Moore || Students for a New Green World protest

3rd: Alex Paul || Hoosiers Against Sexual Assault

Best Feature Photography

1st: Izzy Myszak || The Nutcracker

3rd: Ethan Levy || It’s time to Party

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