Student work honored at regional SPJ

The Media School Report • April 18, 2017

Media School students were among those recognized for their work at the Society of Professional Journalists’ Region 5 conference April 7 in Indianapolis. 

Region 5 includes SPJ chapters in Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky, and honors the best work at the collegiate level with its Mark of Excellence awards at its spring conference.   

Assistant professor Gerry Lanosga’s spring 2016 J460 Investigative Reporting class won first place in online news reporting for their project, “Billion Dollar Story.” The series of stories examines 16 years of campaign finance reports for Indiana state political offices. 

The news package was picked up by several news organizations in the Midwest.  

Students in the class were Noah Deitchley, Lindsay Moore, Mary Jamerson, Connor Faul, Emily Koval, Sarah Panfil, Leah Carter, James Benedict, Madison Hogan, Paige Ferguson, Kendall Gilbert, Anne Halliwell, Katherine MacDonell, David Pecar, David Wood, Xuan Li and Shakara Williams.  

Several other students’ work was recognized as well.

Winners: 

 Student best journalism website 

First: Staff, idsnews.com   

Indiana Daily Student 

Student graphics or illustration 

First: Anna Boone, “On the Fly”  

812: The Magazine of Southern Indiana   

Student best design other than page one or cover 

First: Michael Williams, Harley Wiltsey and Anna Boone  

812: The Magazine of Southern Indiana 

Student page one or cover design  

First: Anna Boone  

Indiana Daily Student 

Student features photography  

First: Noble Guyon, “Unrest in the forest”  

Indiana Daily Student   

Student sports reporting  

First: Grace Palmieri, “Side by side”  

Indiana Daily Student 

Student feature story  

First: Ellen Glover and Allison Chaplin, “Where the Path May Lead”  

812: The Magazine of Southern Indiana 

Student investigative reporting  

First: Hannah Alani, Grace Palmieri, Taylor Telford, “Sexual Assault Series”  

Indiana Daily Student 

Student non-deadline news  

First: Laurel Demkovich, “Poisoned: East Chicago residents deal with finding new homes after lead contamination”  

Indiana Daily Student 

Student spot news reporting  

First: Alexa Chryssovergis, “Hulk Hogan awarded $115 million in salacious privacy rights trial against Gawker”  

Indiana Daily Student 

Finalists: 

Student best online multimedia  

Second: Brody Miller, Katelyn Rowe, Wenqing Yan, Josh Margolis, Michael Williams, “Midwestern jungle”  

Indiana Daily Student 

 

Student page one or cover design  

Third: Michael Williams and Anna Boone  

812: The Magazine of Southern Indiana 

Student feature story 

Second: Sarah Gardner, “Master and apprentice”  

Indiana Daily Student 

Third: Liz Meuser, “Second Sight”  

812: The Magazine of Southern Indiana 

Student investigative reporting 

Second: The Media School, Indiana University, “Billion Dollar Story: Campaign Finance in Indiana”  

The Media School, Indiana University 

Student non-deadline news 

Second: Sierra Vandervort and Emily Jones, “Touch of Hope”  

812: The Magazine of Southern Indiana  

Third: Grace Palmieri, “Flies in their image”  

Indiana Daily Student