Stand up Kentucky journalism students because you stand out!!

Kentucky university journalism students stood out in the 2018 Associated College Press awards. The awards were announced last week at the National College Media Convention in Louisville.

And there are some stories throughout On Second Thought this week noting the awards and the students who were recognized for outstanding work with their student publication. Please read through the stories about each of the schools and students who were honored.

Western’s College Heights Herald and Talisman took top honors in their respective areas. The Herald won a 2018 Newspaper Pacemaker, the second year in a row and 17th overall the Herald has won the award, and Talisman magazine placed first in the ACP Best of Show competition for collegiate feature magazines.

Rick Childress, with the Kentucky Kernel, and Hannah Good, with the Talisman at Western Kentucky University, finished first and second in Reporter of the Year competition.

The Northerner, at Northern Kentucky University, won three national Pinnacle Awards.

And McKenna Dosier, a student at Murray State with the Murray State News, received Honorable Mention for Photo of the Year.

Awards for the College Heights Herald, Kentucky Kernel, The Northerner and Murray State News are the only honors we’re aware of for Kentucky journalism students. If there are other awards that we don’t list this week in On Second Thought, please let me know.

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