TMN Earns Multiple Statewide College Media Awards


The Truman Media Network, composed of The Index, KTRM-FM and KTRM Studios, recently won 28 awards from the Missouri College Media Association and the Missouri Broadcast Educators Association.

In addition to the awards below, Genna Tlustos was elected vice president of the MCMA and David Price, Truman Media Network faculty advisor, was selected Adviser of the Year.

Missouri College Media Association award winners:
First Place
•    Sports Colum – Steven Findley Jr., “Why we should care about sports”
•    Sports Page Design – Ryan Pivoney, April 15, 2021
•    Video – Josie Wagner and Anas Alhassani, “Off-Limits - Kirk Gym”

Second Place
•    Sports Column – Steven Findley Jr., “Thanksgiving Day for a sports fanatic”
•    Information Graphic – Rachel Becker, “Local opinions on the app”
•    Photo Page Design – Rachel Becker, “Sing Your Heart Out”
•    Editorial/Op-Ed Page Design – Elisabeth Shirk, Feb. 11, 2021
•    Website – Truman Media Network Staff

Third Place
•    Editorial Writing – Editorial Board, “Use Yik Yak Wisely”
•    Entertainment Review – Joey Dougherty, “‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ is an important, impactful exploration of Black history”
•    News Photography – Anakin Bush, “Truman workers protest for higher wages”
•    Photo Page Design – Anakin Bush, “All roads lead home”
•    Story Illustration – Staff, “Kanye Donda”
•    Sports Page Design – Steven Findley Jr. and Rachel Becker, Oct. 28, 2021
•    Sweepstakes – Staff
•    Best Overall Newspaper – Staff, V112N8, V113N4, V113N5

Honorable Mention
•    Feature Writing – Rachel Becker and Genevieve Tlustos, “Delta Omicron Mu: A bond that can’t be broken, even after 40 years; Truman Alumni From Across The Country Reunite”
•    In-Depth News Reporting – Staff, “Truman to finish JED program,” Jan. 21 and “JED Program leads to change at Truman,” Feb. 25
•    Column – Elisabeth Shirk, “Local elections affect Truman students too”
•    Video – Katie Varner, “You Belong Here, All Are Welcome Here”
•    Multimedia Package – Truman Media Network, “LGBTQ Center”

Missouri Broadcast Educators Association award winners:
First Place
•    Audio Play-by-Play – Steven Findley Jr. and Andrew Holder, “Truman Football vs Lindenwood”
•    Audio Show Promo – Annie Bensyl, “Football Show Promo”
•    Multimedia Convergent (MMJ) Journalism – TMN Staff, Anas Alhassani, Rachel Becker and Genevieve Tlustos, “LGBTQ Center”
•    Multimedia Website – TMN staff and Daniel Harper

Second Place
•    Audio Podcasts – Ryan Pivoney, “Dry Ink S2E22”
•    Audio Station Promo – Emma Gottfried, “Open Your Ears”
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