Index Acknowledged at State Conference

The Truman Index was named Best in Division at the Missouri College Media Association’s April 11 conference.

The Index beat out all other Missouri college newspapers at medium-sized, four-year colleges and universities, and was honored for its writing, photography, design and more. The newspaper submitted students’ work published during the 2014 calendar year, and competed for awards against college newspapers at Northwest Missouri State University, Missouri Western State University, Missouri Southern State University, Drury University, Webster University and Maryville University.

Many of its individual members also were recognized for their achievements with statewide awards, including:

Megan Archer
First Place, Nonpolitical/Entertainment Cartoon
First Place, Political/Editorial Cartoon
Third Place, Op-Ed page

John Brooks, Austin Hornbostel and Dan Mika
Third Place, Page One Design

Grace Bueckendorf and Anna Grace

First Place, Feature Page

Editorial Staff
Second Place, Special Section

Editorial Board
Third Place, Editorial Writing

Elle Fitzgibbons
Second Place, Feature Photography

Anna Grace
Second Place, Sports Column

Austin Hornbostel
Second Place, News Writing

Dan Mika

Second Place, In-depth News Reporting

Erica Nolan
Honorable Mention, Feature Writing

Jonathan Rembold and Hannah Kacerovskis
Honorable Mention, Sports Page
Honorable Mention, Photo Page

Trevor Stark
Second Place, Sports Photography

Katey Stoetzel

Second Place, Entertainment Review

Bill Townsend
Honorable Mention, Column

MCMA judges said the Index had a “solid, clean layout,” and complimented the newspaper for featuring both an editorial and an opinions page. Judges also praised the newspaper’s use of information graphics and photography, calendar/crime/news briefs section and the overall presentation and production.