and Image staffs awarded at journalism conventions
TCU Daily Skiffs advertising staff, news staff and
the Image magazine staff have been recognized for excellence
in their fields at national and state student publication
Im pleased that the Skiff on both the advertising
side and the news side have gotten recognition from two
different organizations, said Robert Bohler, director
of student publications. Im also pleased with
the design and photography awards won by the Image and
The Skiff advertising staff won two first-place
national awards for best training program and for best
special section at the College Newspaper Business and
Advertising Managers convention in Seattle. Under the
direction of Karla Williams, who was the advertising manager
for the 2003 spring and fall semesters, the staff also
won two third-place awards for best display spot color
and best classified group promotion at the convention,
which took place in March.
Alexis Hoefer, an advertising designer, won a second-place
award for best single advertisement at the Texas Intercollegiate
Press Association annual convention in Austin, which took
place in April.
Image magazine won the Sweepstakes award for the
most awards won at the Austin convention. Its 16 awards
include second place for a single issue and second place
overall. Brandon Ortiz, the Images fall 2003 editor,
won first place for a news feature story. Other first-place
winners include Molly Beuerman, feature photo; Sarah Krebs,
information graphic; Ortiz, Krebs, Stephen Spillman and
Ty Halasz, story package.
Second-place winners include Krebs, cover design;
Halasz, action photo; Emily Baker, column; John Mark-Day,
feature story; and Colleen Casey, picture story.
Third-place winners include Baker, feature story,
and Jeff Brubaker, column. Jonathan Sampson, Images
2003 spring editor, won third place with Leslie Moeller
for an illustration.
Braden Howell won honorable mention for a news
feature story and Halasz won honorable mention for color
The Skiff news staff won eight awards in the Division
I daily newspaper category at the Austin convention, including
first place in the general column category by Ortiz.
Second-place winners include Lacey Krause, feature
page design; Carlos Alvarado, sports column; and Halasz,
sports feature photo. Megan Stroup and Elizabeth Serio
won second place in the online newspaper category.
Third-place winners include Jennifer Hall, sports
page design; and Hall and Brian Wooddell, special section/edition.
Hall and Krause won honorable mention for a special
section/edition, along with Ortiz in the television feature
story category. Hall also won honorable mention for opinion
The Skiff was lead by Jacque Petersell in the spring
of 2003 and Kelly Morris in the fall of 2003.