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RaiderView Awards February 2013
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LWC Journalists Win Record Number of Awards

Posted on Sunday, February 17, 2013 [5:30 PM]

RaiderView Editors February 2013
RaiderView editors John Overby of Jamestown, Ky., left, and Kacie Goode of
Bardstown, Ky., lead a staff of award-winning student journalists.

COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Staff members of RaiderView, the student newspaper of Lindsey Wilson College, dominated recent statewide competition, receiving an unprecedented 43 awards at the annual Kentucky Intercollegiate Press Association Conference, held Jan. 25-26 in Louisville, Ky.

The awards, which recognize journalistic excellence at Kentucky's colleges and universities, were for work published in 2012.

The contest was judged by media professionals representing several major newspapers, including the Orlando Sentinel, Louisville Courier-Journal, and Miami Sun-Sentinel. Judges this year also included Pulitzer Prize-winner Walt Stricklin of the Birmingham (Ala.) News.

LWC students earned 17 first-place awards, 12 second-place finishes, 10 third-place honors, and four honorable mentions. The RaiderView staff also swept entire categories in both writing and design areas, including the coveted feature writing category. LWC students also finished strong in the sports and photojournalism categories.

RaiderView staff members who received awards include the following: LeeAnn Cain of Columbia; Brooke Crum of Westerville, Ohio; Amie Dockery of Russell Springs, Ky.; Kacie Goode of Bardstown, Ky.; Matthew Hicks of Columbia; Chantal Livesay of Scottsville, Ky.; Jeremy Meadows of Berea, Ky.; Madison Mills of Owensboro, Ky.; Ryan Mitchell of Columbia; John Overby of Jamestown, Ky.; Nick Schrager of Lebanon, Ky.; Kendall Sewell of Somerset, Ky.; and Judah Taylor of Somerset, Ky.

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