The Campus Citizen, IUPUI’s independent, student-run publication, won four awards in the Newspaper Division 1 category at the Spring 2021 Indiana Collegiate Press Association (ICPA) convention in March.
The awards include:
3rd place: TEAR GAS DEPLOYED ON PROTESTERS IN INDIANAPOLIS AND ITS IMPACT ON REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH by Skye Aitken
Judges’ comments: “This story is a fascinating and disturbing look at potentially profound effects on health from police actions against protesters. It’s an unsettling exploration of an issue that is not widely known but should be, and is in the best tradition of journalism.”
2nd place: CORONAVIRUS FACTS AND INFORMATION FOR THE IU COMMUNITY by Nicole Reitz
Judges’ comments: “This thorough FAQ hits it out of the park with one of journalism’s core functions, which is to inform on important matters in confusing and seemingly overwhelming times. It does an excellent job of seeing what urgent questions needed to be answered — and then clearly answering them in an accessible format. It’s workmanlike in the best sense of the word.”
2nd place: 2020 ELECTION DAY IN WASHINGTON, D.C. by Ryan Capper
Judges’ comments: “A tough assignment for even the most seasoned photojournalist. Give the photographer credit, however, the pictures give the viewer a good sense of what the city looked and felt like on election day/night. Some solid images. Could have benefitted from a tighter edit of pictures containing signs.”
2nd place: THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7: AARON SORKIN’S COURTROOM MASTERPIECE by Jacob Keith
Judges’ comments: “This is a thoughtful review that is detailed without spoilers. It ties a movie about a historic event to the world of the present and makes a persuasive case for a curious reader to see the film.”
Check here for a full list of winners.