Daily Iowan staffers win statewide newspaper awards

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The Daily Iowan received several awards on Friday, Feb. 2 at the 2018 Iowa Newspaper Association awards banquet. The DI placed in 23 categories and took first in nine.

The DI is in the Daily Class 1 category and competed against other news organizations in the state with an average circulation under 10,000. Submissions between October 2016 and October 2017 were considered.

For the second year in a row, the DI came in first place for Best Newspaper Website and second place for General Excellence. Other first place highlights include Best News Story, Coverage of Agriculture, and Best Sports Photo.

All of this year’s awards are listed below.

1st place awards: 

Best Feature Page
Coverage of Agriculture
Best Use of Graphics
Best Newspaper Website
Best Slideshow
Best News Story – Maria Curi (El Voto)
Best Sports Photo – Joseph Cress
Best News Feature Photo – James Year
Best Ad (featuring furniture, furnishings, appliances, or hardware)

2nd place awards: 

General Excellence
Best Sports Section
Best Video – Gage Miskimen, Joseph Cress (The Millennial Project)
Best Newspaper Marketing
Best Sports Columnist – Jordan Hansen
Best Sports Photo – Anthony Vazquez
Best News Feature Photo – James Year
Best Ad (featuring miscellaneous)

3rd place awards:

Best Front Page
Coverage of Court and Crime
Best News Feature Story – Tessa Solomon (The Elephant in the Room)
Best Ad (idea for a community promotion of event)
Best Web Advertisement
Best Ad Designer – Heidi Owen

 

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