Statesman brings home acclaim

The staff of the Indiana Statesman has won 12 awards for its work during the 2013 calendar year.

The Indiana Collegiate Press Association annually hosts a competition to recognize in 27 editorial categories and 16 advertising categories the outstanding achievements of Indiana’s collegiate student journalists.

Statesman staff members won six awards for editorial and advertising design, two awards for news and feature story writing and four awards for opinion writing.

Among the top honors, former Editor in Chief Ernest Rollins won a third place award for his in-depth coverage of the ISU Foundation’s lack of scholarship funding.

The category judge praised Rollins’ work as an “excellent piece examining an important university issue. Well-sourced, reported.”

An editorial on the same subject won Rollins and the staff a first place award and was praised by the judge as “what a student editorial should do: Advocate for students. Well-argued position based on strong reporting.”

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