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Taylor’s Echo Named Indiana Collegiate Press Association Newspaper of the Year

  • Published: Apr 20, 2015 11:15AM
Echo Editors Erika Norton and David Adams

Caption: Echo Editors Erika Norton and David Adams

Taylor University’s student newspaper The Echo has been named the 2015 Indiana Collegiate Press Association Newspaper of the Year for Division III. This award is the latest in a series of honors earned by The Echo and its staff of student journalists.

Since the start of the 2014-2015 academic year, The Echo and its staff have received 39 state and regional awards. Included in that total are four regional finalist awards in the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence program and 22 individual winners in the Indiana Collegiate Press Association’s annual student contest, including wins in design, news writing, online writing, and best single issues. “The Unspoken” series by 2014 co-editor Kari Travis has gone on to national competition with results to be announced Fall 2015.

The award tally includes 11 individual winners in the annual “Best in Indiana Journalism” student contest, hosted by the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Those specific placements will be announced April 24.

“This is a great achievement for our students and the program,” said Dr. Donna Downs, adviser for the newspaper. “Students gain valuable work and life experience on The Echo staff. To be honored with awards of excellence is a humbling experience for all of them. Their work on the paper is in addition to a full schedule of classes and other extra-curricular activities, which makes the awards even more meaningful because they show true dedication to excellence."

The Echo is produced by Taylor University’s Media Communication department.