By Gabby Carlson
Our weekly newspaper is being recognized outside of the Taylor bubble.
The Echo staff won six awards at the Indiana College Press Association (ICPA) convention on Saturday, March 30, 2019.
"All of The Echo student journalists do the university proud by the way in which they tell the stories of the Taylor University community week in and week out," Associate Professor of Journalism Alan Blanchard, faculty adviser for The Echo, said. "But it's always nice when outside validation comes in the form of newspaper contest awards. . . Congratulations, Team Echo!"
The ICPA helps bring professional journalists and college students together, with their annual convention handing out hundreds of awards yearly to public and private university publications. This convention also brings workshop speakers to teach throughout the day on their professional journalism experience from around the nation.
"The founders hoped to promote fellowship and cooperation among the state's collegiate journalists and publications," the ICPA website said.
The Echo awards are as follows:
3rd place: Best Feature Story for "A son named Levi": Grace Hooley
2nd place: Best News or Features Series for "Res Publica coverage series": Eric Andrews and Chrysa Keenon
2nd place: Best Opinion Column for "Borrowing is theft": Drew Shriner
2nd place: Best Staff Editorial for "Borrowing is theft": Drew Shriner
1st place: Best In-depth Story for "Professor resigned amid allegations of misconduct": Gabby Carlson and Chrysa Keenon
1st place: Best Staff Editorial for "How accessible is Taylor?": Alyssa Roat