The Society for News Design named TheLewisFlyer.com the first place winner in the 2013 Overall News Website category. The 25th annual College News Design contest was hosted at the Missouri School of Journalism. The LewisFlyer.com is the online student-run newspaper for Lewis University.
“Earning this award is a great way for the staff to end the year because they are being recognized along with the top schools and journalism programs in the country. As the adviser, I couldn’t be happier that they have been recognized for their hard work and ability to constantly improve,” said Ben Eveloff, adviser of the online Flyer and assistant professor of communications.
Judges for the contest included Paul Cheung, global interactive editor at The Associated Press; Alyson Hurt, interactive designer at NPR; and Kat Downs, deputy graphics director at The Washington Post.
This academic year, TheLewisFlyer.com earned 10 awards and honorable mentions in national competitions. Recognitions were in various categories, including second place in the Social Media Main Page Presentation category from the College Media Association, ninth place in the Website Enrollment Level 1 category at the National College Media Convention, third place in the Best Homepage category at the College Media Conference.
Current online staff members include: David Hansen, online editor-in-chief; Michael Gates, assistant online editor; Andrea Earnest, online community manager; Will Hoffman, special projects editor; Eric Hernandez, photo editor and Tyler Jankowski, assistant photo editor. Ben Eveloff is the assistant professor of communications and adviser of the online Flyer.
Lewis University is a Catholic University in the Lasallian tradition, offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.
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