KATIE HIRV, KNIGHT WIRE MANAGER
Student journalists from the Wartburg College Department of Journalism and Communication earned numerous awards at the 2021 Iowa Collegiate Media Awards (ICMA) that was held via Zoom on Thursday, Feb. 18.
Wartburg earned a total of 64 awards and 19 first-place finishes. These student journalists represented student media organizations, including KWAR, Knight Vision, Knight Wire, Knight Vision News and The Trumpet. The Trumpet was also named News Media Organization of the Year for the second year in a row. KWAR was also named Radio Station of the Year.
2021 NEWS MEDIA AWARDS
Best News Photograph – Honorable Mention, Silvia Oakland
Best Sports Photography – 3rd Place, Annika Wall
Best Multimedia Slideshow – 1st Place, Vocal Films (Jenna Brannaman, Hannah Fox, Matt Ohl, Megan Stephenson, Josh Voigt). 2nd Place, Fiori Films (Sakhi Mphahlele, Gabrielle Olejniczak, Hope Pearson, Ryley Seymour, Taylor Webb). 3rd Place, Tempus Productions (Emily McCalla, Courtney Moser, Lauren O’Brian, Ryan Reebenacker, Annika Wall, William Wallace).
Best Investigative News Story – Honorable Mention, Annika Wall
Best Profile Story – 1st Place, Rachel Green
Best Sports Story – 1st Place, Annika Wall
Best Feature Story – 1st Place, Silvia Oakland. Honorable Mention, Nathan Stephany
Best Headline Writing – 3rd Place, Ryan Reebenacker. Honorable Mention, Alexa Ganzeveld
Best Page 1 Design – 1st Place, Annika Wall, Kayla Marthaler, Silvia Oakland, Lauren Wisdom, Alexa Ganzeveld & Ryan Reebenacker
Best Magazine/Special Section Cover – 2nd Place, Annika Wall
Best Graphic/Illustration – 1st Place, Annika Wall
Best Print Design – 1st Place, Katie Hirv & Annika Wall. 3rd Place, Ryan Reebenacker & Annika Wall
Best Interactive Content – 3rd Place, Annika Wall & Nathan Stephany. Honorable Mention, Silvia Oakland
Best Staff Editorial – Honorable Mention, Silvia Oakland, Annika Wall, Kayla Marthaler, Nicole Hasek
Best Online Video – 1st Place, Ryan Reebenacker
Best Use of Social Media – 1st Place, Nicole Hasek, Katie Hirv, Ryan Reebenacker, Silvia Oakland, Nathan Stephany & Annika Wall
Best COVID-19 Coverage – 1st Place, Trumpet Staff
Best Social Justice Coverage – 3rd Place, Annika Wall, Ryan Reebenacker, Katie Hirv, Liam Easley, Lauren Wisdom, Silvia Oakland
2021 RADIO AWARDS
Best Air Personality – 2nd Place, Leticia Silvia. 3rd Place, Madison Freeland.
Best Promo – 1st Place, Anjela Waterman. 2nd Place, Madison Freeland. 3rd Place, Henry Hahn.
Best PSA – 1st Place, William Wallace. 2nd Place, Jaqueline Paz. 3rd Place, Henry Hahn.
Best News Programming – 1st Place, Annika Wall. 2nd Place, Madison Freeland. 3rd Place, Ethan Pfaltzgraff.
Best Newscast – 2nd Place, Ethan Pfaltzgraff. 3rd Place, Madison Freeland.
Best Long-form Package – 1st Place, Annika Wall
Best Feature Package – 1st Place, Ryan Reebenacker & Annika Wall. 3rd Place, Silvia Oakland. Honorable Mention, Annika Wall.
Best Sports Program – 3rd Place, Joshua Hamlyn. Honorable Mention, Alex Economos & Alex Buchheim.
Best Sports Broadcast – 1st Place, Ryan Reebenacker & Peyton Meisner. 2nd Place, Annika Wall & Joshua Hamlyn. Honorable Mention, Annika Wall & Ryan Reebenacker.
Best Show (Entertainment) – 1st Place, James Mossman & Anjela Waterman. Honorable Mention, Leticia Silva & Kennedy Hiles.
Best Newscast – Honorable Mention, Annika Wall & Nathan Stephany
Best News Programming – 2nd Place, Annika Wall, Courtney Moser, Lydia Revier & Sophie Reider. 3rd Place, Josh Hamlyn, Lydia Revier & Ethan Pfaltzgraff. Honorable Mention – Nathan Stephany & Silvia Oakland.
Best News, Public Affairs, or Sports Storytelling Package – 2nd Place, Ryan Reebenacker. 3rd Place, Annika Wall.
Best Entertainment Storytelling – 2nd Place, Nathan Stephany. 3rd Place, Ethan Pfaltzgraff.
Best Sportscasting – 1st Place, Peyton Meisner & Ryan Reebenacker. 2nd Place, Annika Wall & Ryan Reebenacker. Honorable Mention, Annika Wall & Joshua Hamlyn.
Best Short Film – 3rd Place, Matthew Ohl & Josh Voigt
Best Promo, Commercial, PSA – 1st Place, William Wallace & Ryan Reebenacker. 2nd Place, Matthew Ohl & Josh Voigt.
Best Experimental Video – 3rd Place, Josh Voigt
Best Short Documentary – 1st Place, Vocal Films (Jenna Brannaman, Hannah Fox, Matt Ohl, Megan Stephenson, Josh Voigt)
PAT PITARIK JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR
Silvia Oakland was selected as the recipient of the Pat Pitarik Journalist of the Year award.
Oakland serves the Trumpet as the current editor-in-chief. She is also actively involved in Knight Vision and pursuing a journalism and communication degree with emphases in public relations, digital cinema and multimedia journalism. She is also pursuing a minor in Spanish.
“I’m incredibly honored to have been nominated for and presented this award,” Oakland said. “I’m also extremely grateful for the support and encouragement from everyone in my life and the Wartburg Department of Journalism and Communication.
JOHN EIGHMEY SERVICE AWARD
Pamela Ohrt, R.J. McElroy Endowed Chair in Communication at Wartburg College, was awarded the John Eighmey Service Award.
According to the Iowa College Media Association website, this is the most distinguished honor and is given annually to recognize an individual whose efforts have been instrumental in advancing the quality of media education in Iowa.
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