Department Recognizes Exceptional Student Journalism at Milner Awards

Members of TCU Student Media pose for a group photo with Jean Marie Brown and Holly Rusak.The department of Journalism hosted the Jay and Gail Milner Distinguished Student Journalism Awards on April 28 in the Moudy South newsroom. The Milner awards, established by TCU alumna Gail Milner in memory of her late husband Jay, a long-time newspaper reporter, recognize student achievement in several categories. The judges this year were Elizabeth Campbell, Richard Escobedo, Corinne Hildebrandt and Charean Williams.

The award winners and their winning entries are as follows:

Feature
“Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store” by Haeven Gibbons
https://www.tcu360.com/2021/05/grains-to-grocery-one-bread-maker-brings-together-farmers-and-artisans-at-locally-sourced-store/

Television News Feature
“The power of Bingo brings the community together” by Leah Bolling
https://www.tcu360.com/2021/11/the-power-of-bingo-brings-the-community-together/

Interactive
“Frog Family: TCU reached far and wide to put together perfect 2022 team” by Colin Post
https://www.tcu360.com/2022/03/frog-family-tcu-reached-far-and-wide-to-put-together-perfect-2022-team/

Enterprise Reporting
“Dorm drinking trends show increase in 2020” by Tristen Smith
https://www.tcu360.com/2021/11/dorm-drinking-trends-in-2020/

Narrative Multimedia
“Desperate call: TCU student from Kyiv drops everything to help people in her homeland” by Haeven Gibbons and JD Pells
https://www.tcu360.com/2022/03/desperate-call-tcu-student-from-kyiv-drops-everything-to-help-people-in-her-homeland/

Sports Writing
“The ‘whirlwind’ of TCU football’s conference realignments” by JD Pells
https://www.tcu360.com/2021/09/the-whirlwind-of-tcu-footballs-conference-realignments/

Enterprise Multimedia Reporting
“A dedication to sound: The Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU officially opens” by JD Pells
https://www.tcu360.com/2022/04/a-dedication-to-sound-the-van-cliburn-concert-hall-at-tcu-officially-opens/

Story of the Year – Text
“Creating to cope: Local Ukrainian potters use their works to help their homeland, cope with the war” by Haeven Gibbons
https://www.tcu360.com/2022/04/creating-to-cope-local-ukrainian-potters-use-their-works-to-help-their-homeland-cope-with-the-war/

Story of the Year – Visual
“Frog Family: TCU reached far and wide to put together perfect 2022 team” by Colin Post
https://www.tcu360.com/2022/03/frog-family-tcu-reached-far-and-wide-to-put-together-perfect-2022-team/

Reporter of the Year
Haeven Gibbons
https://www.tcu360.com/author/haeven-gibbons/

Editor of the Year
JD Pells
https://www.tcu360.com/author/jd-pells/

Additionally, several students were inducted into the Kappa Tau Alpha honor society during the event.

The new Kappa Tau Alpha inductees pose for a group photo with journalism professor Chip Stewart and Dean Kris Bunton.

The new Kappa Tau Alpha inductees pose for a group photo with journalism professor Chip Stewart and Dean Kris Bunton.

 

View the full event program at 2022 Student Media Awards Program (canva.com).