Student publications receives four national awards

Staffs of the TCU Daily Skiff newspaper, the Web site, and Image Magazine received four national awards in design and multimedia storytelling from the Associated Collegiate Press and College Media Advisers. The awards were announced at the ACP/CMA 88th National College Media Convention held in Austin from Oct. 28 to Nov. 1.

 Former Image design editor Ronald Villegas, a 2009 graduate, was named by CMA’s Best of Collegiate Design 17 as the first-place winner in the headline presentation category for all publications. The winning entry was for “Shot in the Dark” in the October/November 2008 issue. won second place in the ACP Best of Show multimedia category for its overall coverage of the 2009 TCU-Clemson University football game. Web editor Rose Baca, sports editor Travis Brown and multimedia editor Chance Welch contributed to the online coverage package.

 Ronald Villegas also received an honorable mention award in the yearbook/magazine page/spread category in the ACP 2009 Design of the Year competition for his work in Image Magazine.

 Former Daily Skiff editor-in-chief and designer Max Landman, a 2009 graduate, was awarded fifth place nationally in the informational graphic (all categories) in the CMA Best of Collegiate Design for the “Where is it Now?” feature on the university’s building expansion in the Aug. 26, 2008 issue of the Daily Skiff.