Kernel named best college newspaper in Ky. for 9th year
The Kentucky Kernel won the overall Excellence in Newspapers award in the University/College Newspapers category at the 2012 Kentucky Press Association awards. The winners were announced at KPA's annual convention In Louisville on Friday, Jan. 25. The competition covered issues published between Oct. 1, 2011 and Sept. 30, 2012. This is the 9th consecutive year the Kernel has won the overall university/college competition. WKU's College Heights Herald took second place, followed by the Murray State News.
In addition to the overall award, Kernel staffers won a number of other awards, including sweeps in several categories:
Best Editorial --First place: Brian Hancock, Gary Hermann, Taylor Moak; Second place: Ethan Levine, Gary Hermann, David Schuh; Third place: Becca Clemons; Honorable mention: Taylor Moak.
Best Spot News Coverage -- First place: Kayla Phelps; Second place: Becca Clemons; Third place: Rachel Aretakis; Honorable mention: Taylor Moak.
Best General News Story -- Second place: Rachel Aretakis.
Best Feature Story -- Second place: Rachel Aretakis.
Best Sports Column -- First place: Aaron Smith; Second place: Aaron Smith; Third place; Cody Porter.
Best Sports Story -- Third place: Les Johns.
Best Sports Feature Story -- First place: Aaron Smith; Third place: Latara Appleby; Honorable mention: Martha Groppo.
Best Enterprise or Analytical Story -- First place: Drew Teague; Third place: Taylor Moak.
Best Investigative Story or Series -- First place: Rachel Aretakis; Third place: Les Johns.
Best On-Going/Extended Coverage Story -- First place: Becca Clemons, Taylor Moak, Amelia Orwick, Jarrod Thacker; Honorable mention: Rachel Aretakis, Taylor Moak, Kellie Oates, Becca Clemons.
Best Headline -- Honorable mention: Becca Clemons
Best Spot News Picture -- First place: Latara Appleby; Honorable mention: Mike Weaver.
Best General News Picture -- First place: Tessa Lighty.
Best Feature Picture -- Second place: Tessa Lighty.
Best Picture Essay -- First place: Latara Appleby; Third place: Scott Hannigan.
Best Sports Picture Essay -- Second place: Latara Appleby, Brandon Goodwin; Honorable mention: Latara Appleby, Brandon Goodwin.
Best Special Section -- Second place: Kernel Staff.
Best Graphic -- Third place: Alex Lovan; Honorable mention: Alex Lovan.
Best Sports Page/Section -- Third place: Alex Lovan.
Best Sports Special Section -- Second place: Kernel Staff; Third place: Kernel Staff.
Best Lifestyle Page -- Second place: Alex Lovan.
Best Editorial Page -- Second place: Gary Hermann, Brian Hancock.
Best Front Page -- First place: Kelsey Joseph; Third place: Becca Clemons.
Best Newspaper Website -- First place: Kentucky Kernel.
Taylor Moak was Kernel editor during the 2011-12 academic year; Les Johns was 2012 summer editor; Becca Clemons is the current Kernel editor. Chris Poore is the Kernel's advisor; May May Barton is design and graphics advisor; David Stephenson is photo advisor; Tim Martin is advertising manager; Patsy Martin is the Kernel's business manager.
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