Arka Tech Newspaper Staff Earns Statewide Awards

Arka Tech April 2023

Eleven staff members for the Arka Tech, the student newspaper at Arkansas Tech University, were recognized by the Arkansas College Media Association for their performance during the 2022-23 academic year.

Award-winning student journalists from ATU include:

*AJ Chauffe: first, second and third place, audio podcast

*Johnan Mitchell: first place, newspaper headlines; first place, online headlines; second place, newspaper headlines; second place, online feature writing; second place, online headlines; third place, online arts and entertainment article; honorable mention, feature writing

*Anna Colby: third place, topical reporting

*Olivia Orr: second place, newspaper sports column writing; honorable mention, newspaper sports column

*Tara Espinoza: second place, online sports photo; second place, online spot news photo; third place, online meeting/speech coverage; honorable mention, online art/illustration

*Doug Davis: third place, multimedia package

*Trinity Lisk: first place, newspaper editorial writing; honorable mention, online election/political

*Madelyn Belin: first place and second place, newspaper cartoon strip or single panel entertainment cartoon

*Cal Reeves: second place, newspaper general column

*MeKinzie Kyle: second place, online arts and entertainment review; second place, newspaper review writing

*Avery Harrah: honorable mention, best website

Espinoza was editor-in-chief and Mitchell served as editor for the Arka Tech during the 2022-23 academic year.

Tommy Mumert, ATU assistant professor of journalism, has served as advisor for the Arka Tech since 1989. The publication is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2023.

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