May 13, 2020
VINCENNES, Ind. – The Indiana Collegiate Press Association honored
The Trailblazer with an award. The student news publication of
Vincennes University placed second in the Best Special Section/Cover
category for a special front page designed following VU's NJCAA
Division I men’s basketball championship in 2019.
"I am proud of the work my students put in to make the
commemorative front page of the VU Men's Basketball team's
championship season possible. It was a team effort with students
contributing to the writing, photography, and overall design of the
page," said Media Production Department Chair and Assistant
Professor of Journalism Emily Taylor.
The team of students recognized include Noah Dalton, Khadijah
Doumbia, DeeShawnte Jefferson, Crystal Kohout, Cheuk Yiu Lee (Noel),
Reid McClure, Kami Minnich, Olivia Tucker, and Tayveon Simmons.
Kami Minnich, former Trailblazer Editor-in-Chief
“I was shocked and so excited when I saw that we had placed in the
special cover category of the ICPA awards. I know how hard the staff
works in every issue they publish and I’m honored to have been a part
of such an incredible, award-winning team,” said Minnich, who was
editor-in-chief of The Trailblazer when the special section was published.
The ICPA contest is held annually to honor news publications at
colleges and universities around the state. Awards are given for the
prior academic year's work.
Emily Taylor, VU Media Production Department Chair and Assistant
Professor of Journalism
"The Indiana Collegiate Press Association awards are a great way
to recognize student journalists and photojournalists for their work,
and The Trailblazer is honored to be included,” Taylor said.