Lewis University’s online edition of The Flyer (TheLewisFlyer.com) won first place in the “Best in Show” contest at the 22nd Annual Associated Collegiate Press Best of the Midwest College Journalism Convention held in Minneapolis.
Kendra Mills, layout editor for the print edition of The Flyer, also won an individual award. She took fourth place for Page Design.
“I couldn’t be more excited to see TheLewisFlyer.com win “Best in Show” for Publication Website. As the advisor, I’m able to see first-hand how hard the online staff works to constantly improve the site and it’s great to see them be recognized for it,” commented Ben Eveloff, assistant professor of communications and adviser of the TheLewisFlyer.com.
The competition was open to student media from college and universities of all sizes.
Other recent awards earned by The Flyer include recognitions from the American Scholastic Press Association and Collegiate Media Association.
Current staff members of the Online Flyer includes: Dave Hansen, 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.
Staff members for the print edition of The Flyer includes: Lauren Pirc, print editor-in-chief, Lauren Nieminski, advertising manager, Alex Veneman, opinions editor, Katie Esposito, news editor, Lauren Barnes, assistant news editor, Anthony Lyen, tempo editor, Brent Sumner, assistant tempo editor, Ross Reed, health editor, Kevin Ryan, sports editor, Brian Neal, assistant sports editor, Angela Cotta, religion editor, Rachel Stella, copy editor, Alyssa Cicero, copy editor, Kendra Mills, layout editor, Audrey Heiberger, layout editor, Roslyn Summerville, public relations/board editor, Lisa O’Toole, assistant professor of communications and adviser of the print edition of The Flyer.
The Best of the Midwest Convention is a gathering of college news journalists and advisers working with print and online media. The convention offers attendees practical learning sessions led by media professionals, problem-solving discussions and networking opportunities. Other convention activities include ACP’s Best of Show contest for general excellence, Best of the Midwest individual contests and critiques of student news media.
Lewis University is a Catholic university 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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