TKS gets 4th place for ACP News Story of the Year

I’ve gotten word that a TKS story has been awarded fourth place in the Associated Collegiate Press News Story of the Year contest — a national competition that pitted us against student publications at institutions like Syracuse, UCLA and the University of Illinois.

This calls for congratulations to the story’s co-authors: Matt McKinney, former enterprise editor who is now pursuing his master’s degree in at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, and Kate Mishkin, a current co-mosaic editor. Their reporting on Galesburg residents who had been banned from campus deserves the high praise.

TKS also garnered an honorable mention in the editorial category for our Thoughts from the Embers titled “Don’t let tuition hit $50,000,” which questioned whether Knox’s facilities and services warranted such a high price tag.

TKS named finalist in two national competitions

Syracuse, UCLA, Daily Illini, meet The Knox Student.

That’s just a sampler of the schools and student publications that TKS is going up against in the Associated Collegiate Press Story of the Year competition, a national contest in which all publications are judged together, regardless of size and frequency of publication.

TKS is a finalist in two categories for articles published during the 2012-2013 academic year. The finalists were announced by ACP Thursday.

In news story of the year, former Enterprise Editor Matt McKinney ’13 and current Co-Mosaic Editor Kate Mishkin are finalists for their piece on Knox’s list of persons who have been banned from campus. (You might remember it as “The unseen ‘faces’ of campus” from the print edition.)

TKS is also a finalist in the editorial category for our Thoughts from the Embers titled “Don’t let tuition hit $50,000,” which questioned whether Knox’s facilities and services warranted such a high price tag.

Needless to say, it’s been a big day for TKS. I can’t express how proud I am of all the staffers involved in making TKS an exceptional publication.

The winners will be announced at the annual ACP conference in October.