Journalism Students Win Top Honors in TIPA Contest
First place awarded to SMU Look magazine and series on gentrification
SMU Meadows journalism students won multiple awards at the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association (TIPA) competition in late March.
SMU Look, the fashion, beauty and lifestyle magazine written and produced by students in the Journalism/Fashion Media program, won first place awards for overall magazine excellence and overall design. An SMU Daily Campus series titled “Gentrification Across Dallas” won first place for in-depth reporting.
Founded in 1909, TIPA represents student media – newspapers, magazines, yearbooks, radio, television and online – at two-year and four-year colleges and universities throughout Texas. It is one of the nation’s largest and most respected collegiate press associations.
“This is a great showing for our student media operation, and we are extremely proud of the students and faculty involved,” said Division of Journalism Chair Tony Pederson. “Producing excellent journalism across multiple platforms is the goal of the division, and these results show the success of the commitment being made by students and faculty.”
Here is the list of SMU winning entries:
- First Place – Overall Magazine Excellence: SMU Look
- First Place – Overall Magazine Design: SMU Look
- First Place – In-Depth Reporting: “Gentrification Across Dallas” series by Sriya Reddy, Cristin Espinosa and Maggie Kelleher
- Second Place – Feature News Reporting-Video: “A New, Faster Way to Get to DFW Airport” by Caroline Hogan and Jake Eichstaedt
- Third Place – In-Depth Reporting: “Sex Trafficking in North Texas” series by Julia Blanks, Gracie Hunt and Gracie Ruano
- Third Place – Critical Review: Movie review of Hustlers by Isabel Arcellana
- Honorable Mention – General News Story-Video: “Shingle Mountain” by Cristin Espinosa