Index and Sports Editor Receive SPJ Awards

The Society of Professional Journalists recently recognized the Index as the Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper in Region 7. This is the Index’s second consecutive year winning the award.
Blake Toppmeyer, Index sports editor, received second place for Sports Column Writing and third place for Online Sports Reporting.

“This is a great honor that rewards the hard work and dedication of the Index staff,” said Index advisor Don Krause.

SPJ’s Region 7 includes Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. This year, collegiate journalists across the country submitted more than 3,700 entries in 39 categories to the Mark of Excellence Awards.  

First place regional winners advance to the national round of judging, which is ongoing.

National winners will be announced in mid-May.

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