Five journalism students and one reporting class project placed at the Texas Association of Managing Editors annual Headliner Awards this weekend. The Texas Associated Press Managing Editors along with the Headliners Foundation of Texas recognizes outstanding journalism annually. Newspaper organizations from across the state, as well as college and university publications compete in up to 29 categories.
Haeven Gibbons, Katherine Lester, Kyla Vogel, Lonyae Coulter, Colin Post, and the spring 2021 Reporting class all won for work published on tcu360.com.
The awards “recognize outstanding journalism as practiced by the state’s daily newspapers,” according to the TAME website. The works, all published to TCU 360, competed in the 1A division against professional newspapers such as the Denton Record-Chronicle, the Baytown Sun and the San Marcos Daily Record.
During the first day of the association’s annual convention, held this year in Irving, the board members visited the Student Media newsroom to talk with journalism students.
Here are the winning entries:
Third place – Haeven Gibbons for Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store
Honorable Mention – Katherine Lester for Students debut performances of drag personas as part of unique new course
Honorable Mention – Kyla Vogel’s TCU Housing Crunch series:
- TCU under pressure to find housing solutions
- Market Square navigates growing campus population and dietary demands
- Additional housing and dining facilities to be East Campus bound
First place – Haeven Gibbons for Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods
Second place – The spring 2021 Reporting students for Timeline of traditions
Star Online Package of the Year
Third place – Haeven Gibbons and Lonyae Coulter for Welcome TCU Class of 2025
Celeste Williams Star Sportswriter of the Year
Second place – Colin Post for his collection of work
- LaDainian Tomlinson calls for racial understanding, asks TCU to lead the charge
- Heard puts TCU on her back, ends Frogs’ losing streak against the Sooners
- Women’s teams leading the way for TCU Athletics in 2020-2021 season
- Holding down the Fort: Tomlinson leaving his own legacy in footsteps of his legendary uncle