UNT student media receives multiple state awards for journalistic excellence

Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 10:09

DENTON (UNT), Texas — Student journalists from the University of North Texas have been recognized as some of the best in the state by the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association

This year, the “North Texas Daily,” “NT Daily TV,” “NT Daily Radio” and Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism students all received TIPA awards to honor their journalistic excellence for the 2019 calendar year in categories ranging from broadcast, online and print reporting to photography and visual design.

The “NT Daily,” UNT's student newspaper, won a total of eight awards including first place awards in breaking news, feature reporting and breaking news photo categories. In addition, former "Daily" Visuals Editor Will Baldwin was named the TIPA Photojournalist of the Year out of all Division 1 colleges and universities. "Daily" journalists won second place for a sports column and feature page design. The newspaper also took third and honorable mention honors in the general news photo and sports game reporting divisions respectively.

"Policing DFW," a team reporting project by Mayborn School students, won first place in the electronic reporting general news multimedia category. 

“NT Daily TV” received a first-place and a third-place award for its in-depth news reporting as well as third place for its newscast.

In the audio category, “NT Daily Radio” took first place for in-depth reporting.

“At the Mayborn, we’re preparing future journalists and communicators who hold high standards and ethics. We are proud to see our students’ hard work recognized on this level,” said Andrea Miller, dean of the Mayborn School. 

TIPA, one of the oldest college journalism organizations in the nation, sponsors the annual competition which includes participation from 30 Texas colleges and universities across various divisions. UNT competes in Division 1 along with other top Texas institutions such as Texas Christian University, Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University and others. 

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