Index Wins Best in Show at National College Media Convention

The Index, Truman’s weekly student-produced newspaper, won the Apple award as the best non-daily newspaper at the College Media Advisers National College Media Convention in New York City.

The Apple is one of the two top awards presented each year to college student media. This is the second time in three years the Index has captured the honor. Truman’s newspaper won against weekly student publications from across the country.

A panel of New York media professionals selected the winners based on a variety of criteria including news judgment, journalistic quality, quality of writing, variety and diversity of news, photography and layout and design.

Five students represented Truman at the conference, which included more than 100 professional development sessions by media professionals across the journalism spectrum. Christina Collison, senior communication major from Newton, Kan., is the editor in chief of the Index this year. Steven Chappell, assistant professor of communication, is the Index adviser.

Chappell is chairman of the CMA online journalism committee, and he also serves as the technology director of the annual conference.

-Courtesy: Truman Today