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The Knox Student Honored with 14 Prizes in Journalism

TKS faculty advisor Tom Martin with student awardees

The staff of student journalists at The Knox Student (TKS) received 14 awards from the Illinois College Press Association (ICPA) in Chicago on February 22.

Among these awards were first place and second place in the prestigious in-depth/investigative reporting category and third place in general excellence. The awards were from a wide spectrum of categoriesincluding news reporting, spot photography, feature design, and front-page layoutand they show the diverse talents of the TKS staff.

The Knox Student is the College's official, award-winning student newspaper. Produced weekly, TKS has been student-written, student-run, and student-read since 1878.

In 2018, TKS took home 19 ICPA awards, including the first-place award in general excellence for the second year in a row after receiving a record-breaking 20 state awards in 2017. In December 2019, TKS was named a finalist for the Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker Award, collegiate journalism’s preeminent award. The paper won the award in 2017.

Below are the specific 2020 ICPA awards for TKS staff members:

Student Awards

First Place

  • In-Depth/Investigative Reporting: Connor Wood '20
  • Sports Story: Jonathan Schrag '19
  • Spot Photo: Robert Nguyen '21

Second Place

  • Sports Feature: Kyle Williams '22
  • News Photo: Katy Coseglia '20
  • In-Depth/Investigative Reporting: Sam Lisec '21
  • Sports Column: Kyle Williams '22
  • News Story: Carlos Flores-Gaytan '21

Third Place

  • Feature Design: Zarah Kahn '19
  • Sports Photo: Katy Coseglia '20
  • General Excellence: TKS Staff
  • Sports Feature: Kyle Williams '22

Honorable Mention

  • Front Page Design: Sam Lisec '21 and Carlos Flores-Gaytan '21
  • Headline Writing: Lillie Chamberlin '19

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Printed on Sunday, April 5, 2020