Ball State Students take home more than 20 awards at the Best in Indiana Competition

The Ball State Daily News, Ball Bearings, Sports Link and Newslink Indiana, all captured first-place honors in key categories at the Indiana Society of Professional Journalists’ annual Best in Indiana competition. “Unmasked: The Stigma Of Meth” and the “Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay” are also among winners.

We are proud to report the following accomplishments:

Student Spot News Reporting
2nd Place: Kara Berg, Casey Smith
“Lockdown”
Ball State Daily News

Student Investigative Reporting
3rd Place: Alex Kincaid
“Our Money, Their Secrets”
Ball Bearings

Student Election And Campaign Coverage
1st Place: Daily News Staff
“Election And Campaign Coverage”
Ball State Daily News

Student Sports Reporting  
2nd Place: Samantha Stevenson
“The Academic Athlete”
Ball Bearings

3rd Place: Robby General
“Sports Reporting By Robby General”
Ball State Daily News

Student Editorial Writing
1st Place: Alex Kincaid
“Your Money Matters: But We Still Don’t Know Where It All Goes”
Ball Bearings

Student Features Photography
2nd Place: Reagan Allen
“A Balancing Act”
Ball Bearings

Student Page One Or Cover Design  
2nd Place: Ashley Downing, Maureen Langley, Maggie Stolfa
“Ball State Daily News Page One Design Entries”
Ball State Daily News

Student Best Design Other Than Page One Or Cover
3rd Place: Maureen Langley, Tyson Bird, Megan Axsom
“Ball State Daily News Design Other Than Page One Entries”
Ball State Daily News

Student Graphics Or Illustration  
2nd Place: Betsy Kiel
“Cut Down Meth”
Ball State Daily News

3rd Place: Tyson Bird
“What Makes Fontaine’s Record Unique?”
Ball State Daily News

Student Television Best Newscast
1st Place: Jacob Wilson, Mallory Weil, Troy Scott
“Election Eve 2016”
Newslink Indiana

Student Television Election And Campaign Coverage
2nd Place: Tony Sandleben, Brittney Ermon
“Newslink Indiana’s 2016 Election Coverage”
Newslink Indiana

Student Television Continuing Coverage
1st Place: Tony Sandleben
“Meth In Delaware County”
Unmasked: The Stigma Of Meth

Student Television Sports Reporting
1st Place: Tyler Bradfield, Connor Nichols
“Dear Teddy”
Ball State University

Student Radio Sports Reporting
2nd Place: Tony Sandleben
“Hoosiers At The Games”
Indiana Public Radio

Student Television Features Reporting
1st Place: Tyler Bradfield, Connor Nichols
“Dear Teddy”
Ball State University

Student Television Documentary Or Public Affairs
1st Place: Unmasked Team,
“Unmasked: The Stigma Of Meth”
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2nd Place: Tim Reusche
“Ice League: Season 2”
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3rd Place: Department Of Telecommunications
“Everlasting Light: The Story Of Indiana’s Bicentennial Torch Relay”
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Student Best Journalism Website
2nd Place: Unmasked Team,
“Unmasked: The Stigma Of Meth”
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Student Best Online Multimedia
1st Place: Ball State University Department Of Telecommunications
“Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay”
Ball State University

3rd Place: Tyson Bird
“Tyson Bird’s Student Online Multimedia”
Ball State Daily News