TMN places 10th for website at national conference

Truman Media Network won 10th place for Best Website at the Fall National College Media Convention’s Best of Show competition. TMN competed in the four-year, 15,000 students or fewer category. The website is maintained by Digital Director Rahul Chaudhari.


The convention brought student journalists from across the country to Atlanta, Georgia to attend sessions taught by professional journalists, designers, editors and photographers from Oct. 29 – Nov. 2. TMN members Madison Backes, Sydney Ellison, Grace Potter, Mark Fisher and Toby Parker attended the convention, as well as Index adviser Don Krause.


“I enjoyed networking with other students and professionals in the industry and learning how to improve my journalism back home,” said Backes, 88.7 KTRM Station Manager.


The convention had keynote speeches from New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow, Former vice president of The Atlanta Daily World M. Alexis Scott, journalist and film producer Ernie Suggs and freelance journalist George Chidi.


“I really liked being around a bunch of people who have the same goals, and it was very inspiring to see how much other people have done,” News Editor Potter said.