WAVERLY — Wartburg College student media won 18 awards at the annual Iowa College Media Association conference Feb. 2-3 in Des Moines. Wartburg’s Cedar Valley Today and Knight Vision won 10 awards, the Trumpet earned three and KWAR earned five.
Joshua Harms and Jessica Donahue of Waukee earned third place in the Best Long Form Documentary category for “Staying Above the Fold.”
Tyler French of Cumming earned first place in Best Sports Broadcast for the Wartburg men’s basketball game versus Central. He earned second place in the same category for the Wartburg men’s basketball game versus Luther.
Cedar Valley Today and Knight Vision earned 10 nods, the Trumpet took three and KWAR earned five. The Wartburg College Knight Vision staff won first place for “Wartburg volleyball versus Loras” and third place for “Wartburg women’s basketball versus Luther” in the Best Sportscasting category. Cedar Valley Today earned first place for Best News Programming for its Dec. 10, 2015, Christmas on Main show and honorable mention in Best Newscast for its Nov. 11, 2015, broadcast. The Trumpet staff earned an honorable mention in the Best Page 1 category.
Student media advisers are Chris Wilson (Cedar Valley Today), KatieJo Kuhens (Knight Vision), Pam Ohrt (KWAR) and Cliff Brockman (Trumpet).
ICMA is made up of 12 Iowa colleges. The annual conference is held in conjunction with the Iowa Newspaper Association’s conference.
Wartburg, a four-year liberal arts college internationally recognized for community engagement, enrolls 1,482 students. Wartburg is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and named after the castle in Germany where Martin Luther took refuge disguised as a knight during the stormy days of the Reformation while translating the Bible from Greek into German.