Argus staffers honored at ICPA

This past weekend members of The Argus, Illinois Wesleyan University’s student-run newspaper, traveled to Chicago for the annual Illinois College Press Association convention, at which student journalists from all over the state convene to attend sessions presented by working professionals from the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, and The Daily Herald. This year’s keynote speaker was Tribune columnist Eric Zorn, while one of the presenters was Argus alum Gail Gaboda (’88), Special Sections Editor/Designer for The Daily Herald.

At the awards luncheon, attended by (seated, l to r) former opinions editor William Hanzel, news editor Jackie Connelly, former features editor Dave Buesing, sports editor Ashley Jaconetti, (standing) former editor-in-chief Garrett Rapp, current editor-in-chief Nicole Travis, former managing editor Laura Spradlin, and opinions editor Jeff Danzinger, the staff learned that The Argus received 11 awards from ICPA. Each year a newspaper can nominate two entries in 34 categories which are judged by professional journalists whose newspapers are members of the Illinois Press Association. Congratulations to this year’s winners:

1st Place, Feature Photo—Reggie Taole Zhu

2nd Place, Spot News Photo—Natalie Lalagos

2nd Place, Headline Writing—Dave Buesing

2nd Place, Editorial—Garrett Rapp

2nd Place, Sports Game Story—Jessica Hinterlong

2nd Place, Sports Page Design—Ashley Jaconetti

3rd Place, Sports Game Story—Ashley Jaconetti

3rd Place, Front Page Layout—Nicole Travis

Honorable Mention, Advertisement Less Than Full Page—Ben Marion

Honorable Mention, Column (Excluding Sports)—Jessica Meyer

Honorable Mention, Sports Feature—Michael Kreuser

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