Newspaper students took ten awards. Inklings, the student newspaper, took excellent in print news overall. Dylan Taylor and Maggie Gelon won an excellent and honorable mention respectively in news writing; Alaa Abdeldaiem, superior in sports writing; Evi Lovin, excellent in personality profile writing; Dylan Taylor, excellent in column writing; Maggie Gelon, excellent and honorable mention in front page design, excellent in feature page design, and honorable mention in print multipage layout.
In the broadcast categories, CPTV earned an excellent in sports play-by-play and superior in feature segment. Nick Sansone also earned an excellent in feature.
Ball State’s annual J-Day draws more than 1,000 high school journalists and their advisers to campus for a day of informative sessions and journalism-related activities. The J-Day contest is a means for high schools to get valuable feedback on their publications, as well as recognition for the most outstanding entries. This year, nearly 700 entries were submitted in newspaper, yearbook, magazine, online, and broadcast journalism categories.