The Truman State University Index won 18 awards from the Missouri College Media Association, including second place in Best Overall Newspaper in Div. II and third place in the Div. II sweepstakes.
MCMA is an organization representing newspapers and yearbooks from colleges and universities around the state.
The annual conference was originally intended to be held in-person on Truman’s campus, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic it was moved to a virtual format.
“I couldn’t be more proud of The Index staff and their dedication to creating quality news and entertainment content for the campus community,” Ryan Pivoney, editor-in-chief of The Index and MCMA president, said. “We had winners in a variety of areas, so it’s nice to get that validation that we’re on the right track.”
Index staff won the following awards for Div. II:
Entertainment Review – Gordon McPherson – “‘Honey Boy’ is harrowing and memorable”
Non Political/Entertainment Cartoon – Samuel Sardis – “Room selection be like”
Best Overall Newspaper in Div. II
Sports Writing – Elisabeth Shirk – “Bulldog beats the odds”
Non political/Entertainment Cartoon – Samuel Sardis – “Is that the sound of … food?”
Political/Editorial Cartoon – Samuel Sardis – “It’s just a cough”
Editorial Writing – The Index Editorial Board “Our view: #CampusClear-ly not working”
Entertainment Review – Joey Doughrty – “Chrisopher Nolan’s ‘Tenet’ is bold and relentless”
Editorial/Op-Ed Page – Elisabeth Shirk – The Index Vol. 111 Issue 13
Sports Page – Ryan Pivoney – “Totta leads bulldogs with talent, passion”
Website – The Index – tmn.truman.edu
Sweepstakes – The Index
News Writing – Rachel Becker and Anakin Bush – “Racist posters prompt community response”
Investigative Reporting – Anna Mercer, Erica Shamel, Orielle Heilicher and Rita Hanch – “Campus parking causes frustration”
Column – Elisabeth Shirk – “Fighting the misinformation pandemic”
News Photography – Rachel Becker and Anakin Bush – “Truman students organize march, vigil for Breanna Taylor”
News Photography – Ryan Pivoney – “Peaceful protest hosted in Kirksville”
Page One Design – Rachel Becker – The Index Vol. 111 Issue 13