Media Studies Continues Success with IBNA Awards

The Loras College Media Studies program continues to earn accolades as they earned ten awards, including four first place nods, from the Iowa Broadcast News Association (IBNA).

The competition is open to all colleges and universities in Iowa.

In addition to the awards, that Marion Edwards (‘) was chosen as one of three students in the State of Iowa to serve as a student director for the IBNA Board of Directors. The IBNA Board of Directors is elected by the membership of the organization at the annual convention, which took place on April 17, 2021.  Each board member serves a one-year term.

First place Best Sportscast: LCTV SportsZONE, Nate Kaiser (‘22), Morgan Minear (‘21), CJ Ponton (‘20), SportsZONE crew.  3/4/20 episode

First Place Best Newscast: LCTV NewsAsia Singleton (‘20), Hope Ehling (‘22), Michael Runde (‘20), Ben Friedman (‘20), News crew.  3/11/20 episode

First Place Feature: LCTV “Heather’s Heart”Amber Kreig (‘20)

First Place In-Depth/Series: LCTV “Tech Beat”Chase Guerdet (‘21)

Second Place Overall Excellence: LCTV

Second Place Political Coverage: LCTVDecision 2020(11/4/20)  Hope Ehling, Morgan Schueller (‘22), Audra McMahon (‘22), Jake Heelein (‘22)

Second place General Reporting: LCTV “Local push for minority votersJosh Vogt (‘21)

Second Place News Photography: LCTV “Game-TimeNate Kaiser

Third Place News Photography: LCTV “Dubuque BLM march” Ben Yeiser (‘22)

Third Place Sports Coverage: LCTV “Men’s Volleyball Coverage CompilationNate Kaiser, Morgan Minear, CJ Ponton

IBNA is a nonprofit association of radio -TV news directors, reporters, producers, public relations professionals and others from Iowa and its adjacent states, working together to improve electronic media news for stations and the public.

About Loras College
Founded in 1839, Loras College leverages its historic roots as Iowa’s first college, the second oldest Catholic college west of the Mississippi River and one of the nation’s 10 diocesan colleges to deliver challenging, life-changing experiences as part of its residential, Catholic setting. In 2020, Loras was ranked the 16th Best Regional College in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report and one of America’s Top 200 Most Loved Colleges/Universities by Forbes Magazine for the fourth consecutive year. Loras students ranked No. 2 in the world as part of the global Peeptrade Investment Challenge while a second group ranked No. 4. For the 12th consecutive year, Loras Media Studies student-led television station (LCTV) was named the TV Station of the Year by the Iowa College Media Association (ICMA).