Hastings College Media recognized with Golden Leaf awards

Hastings College Media, the College’s student-led media organization, was awarded six first-place, three second-place, seven third-place and three honorable mention Golden Leaf Awards by the Nebraska Collegiate Media Association (NCMA).

The NCMA includes colleges and universities from across Nebraska, including Chadron State College, Doane University, Wayne State College, Concordia University and Hastings College. Each institution’s media organizations entered their best work into Newspaper and Digital Medium divisions; content from the Hastings College Collegian, a student-run newspaper, and HCMediaOnline.org, the group’s website, was entered.

Award listings:

NEWSPAPER DIVISION​ – The Collegian

​FIRST PLACE: ​

  • Investigative/In-Depth Reporting – Nick Musgrave of Parkersburg, West Virginia
  • Series/Special Section/Edition – Team of Jacilyn Bruns of Grand Island, Nebraska; Austin Druse of Fort Collins, Colorado; Mallory Gruben of Eckley, Colorado; and Will Reynolds of Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Cartoon – Caleb Merritt of Brookings, South Dakota
  • Page-One Layout and Design – Jacilyn Bruns of Grand Island, Nebraska

​SECOND PLACE:

  • Sports Reporting – Russell Heitmann of Hebron, Nebraska
  • Headline Writing​ – Austin Druse of Fort Collins, Colorado

​THIRD PLACE:

  • Overall Excellence – HC Media
  • Overall Layout & Design – HC Media
  • Sports Reporting – Becca Garner of Centennial, Colorado
  • Investigative/In-Depth Reporting – Mallory Gruben of Eckley, Colorado
  • Sports Photograph​ – Amanda Miller of Woodland Park, Colorado

HONORABLE MENTION:

  • Hard News/Spot News Reporting – Will Reynolds of Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • Opinion Writing​ – Team of Mallory Gruben of Eckley, Colorado, and Nick Musgrave of Parkersburg, West Virginia
  • Opinion Writing – Dakotah Willems of Brighton, Colorado

DIGITAL MEDIUM DIVISION – HCMediaOnline.org​

FIRST PLACE:

  • Multimedia Features – Team of Andrew Boge of Johnston, Iowa; Carly Spotts-Falzone of Plymouth, Minnesota; Kirsten Gilliland of Ainsworth, Nebraska; and Mallory Gruben of Eckley, Colorado
  • Digital Sports Story – Austin Druse of Fort Collins, Colorado

​SECOND PLACE:

  • Digital Sports Story – Tyler Schuster of LaVista, Nebraska

THIRD PLACE:

  • Overall Excellence – HC Media
  • Digital Breaking News Story – Danielle Shenk of Polk, Nebraska

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