AState Multimedia Journalism Students Capture 42 College Media Association Awards

JONESBORO — Multimedia journalism students at Arkansas State University picked up a whopping 42 awards, including six general excellence, at last week’s Arkansas College Media Association (ACMA) Conference. They included newspaper, radio and online news categories.

ASU-TV news finished with six first-place wins, including general excellence awards, while KASU 91.9 FM radio grabbed six victories and one general excellence. The Herald, the newspaper produced by students in the School of Media and Journalism, won six first-places and two general excellence awards.

Here is a list of the awards, by category and entry:

General Excellence — Newspaper of the year, The Herald (Krishnan Collins of Sherwood, Lily Cabbibi-Wilkin of Hot Springs, Alex Clark of Fairdealing, Mo., Hannah Risker of Paragould, Tristan Bennett of Carlisle, Drew Morgan of Benton, Brad Brewer of Camden and Sook Young Yoo of Jonesboro (second); TV outlet of the year, ASU-TV, Bennett and Maddison Smith of Lake City and Yu Bai of Kunming, China (first); TV anchor, Bennett (first), Smith (second); radio outlet of the year, Red Wolf Radio (Eli Kosinski of LaPorte, Ind., Kayla Lindsey of Ozark, Hayden Savage of Mammoth Spring, Isaiah Nortier of Jonesboro, Smith, Andrew Jones of Jonesboro, Kerra Williams of Miramar, Fla.) (first); newspaper editor of the year (The Herald), Collins (honorable mention).

ASU-TV News — TV outlet of the year (first); TV breaking news, Bennett (first); TV feature, Sara Brown of Paragould (first); continuing coverage, Bennett (first); TV anchor of the year, Bennett (first); TV anchor of the year, Smith of Lake City (second); TV news reporting, Bennett (second); political coverage, Bennett (third); TV news reporting, Bennett (honorable mention).

Red Wolf Radio — Radio outlet of the year (first); newscast, Smith (first); best jock/personality, Savage (first); best specialty music show, Savage (first); best radio documentary, Noah Gregory of Piggott (first); best feature story, Smith (first); best feature story, Smith (second); best specialty music show, Kayla Lindsey of Ozark (second); best jock/personality, Lindsey (third).

Newspaper (The Herald) — Feature writing, Collins (first); sports story, Brad Brewer (first); sports column, Nov. 18, Collins (first); front page layout March 18 front, Collins and Sook Young Yoo of Jonesboro (first); sports page layout, Oct 28, Brewer and Morgan (first); special topics: pandemic coverage, Bennett (first); sports story, Brewer (second); sports feature, Collins (second); feature writing, Collins (third); news photo, Risker (third); sports story, Brewer (third); front page layout Nov. 18, Collins and Morgan (third) sports page layout Oct. 14, Brewer and Morgan (third); feature writing, Collins (honorable mention); sports photo, Risker (honorable mention); special topics: pandemic coverage, Bennett (honorable mention).

Online (The Herald) — Newswriting, Collins (first); sports photo, Morgan Blankenship of Crossett (first); feature photo, Risker (second); sports photo, Risker, (second); sports writing, Collins (second); sports photo, Blankenship (third).

The Arkansas College Media Association, founded in 1929, recognizes the best of Arkansas’ media output in print journalism, broadcasting, websites, social media and podcasts. The organization helps provide cutting-edge information for student journalists preparing to enter the media profession.

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