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Student Media Wins Awards

Doane College student media won 32 awards April 21 at the Nebraska Collegiate Media Association Golden Leaf Awards ceremony in Norfolk.

The Doane Owl newspaper led the way with 19 awards, followed by KDNE, which garnered nine. DCTV took three awards and The Doane Line won one.

Sophomore Alisha Forbes, who earlier this year was one of nine students nationwide to win the National Collegiate Reporting Competition sponsored by the Scripps-Howard Foundation, won two first-place print awards - in headline writing and P. 1 Layout and Design.

The Owl recorded three other first-place awards:
  • The 2011 J-Crew for its series on alcohol
  • Nathaniel Knobel for News Photograph
  • Matt Shadoin for Special Design Graphics

The KDNE won three first-place awards:

  • Joey Klinkacek and Garrett Reckling for Air Personality
  • Jordan Johnson for Public Affairs Program
  • Josh Johnson for Transitional Element

DCTV's Bailey Hirsch won first place in general news reporting. The Owl was named the second best student newspaper in Nebraska while  the KDNE took third in the radio category.

The Golden Leaf Awards represent excellence in journalism and media for member schools in the Nebraska Collegiate Media Association. The NCMA's members are Nebraska's small colleges, public and private. In addition to Doane, members include: Hastings College, Wayne State College, Chadron State College, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Concordia University, Peru State College, Midland Lutheran College, Northeast Community College and Western Nebraska Community College.