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Grand View Students Shine at Iowa College Media Awards


Grand View University’s KDPS radio station was named 2012 Radio Station of the Year and The Grand Views was named 2012 Newspaper of the Year at the Iowa College Media Association annual convention last week in Des Moines.  The annual competition is judged by media professionals and features newspapers, radio stations, television stations and online outlets from colleges and universities across the state.

Grand View University’s radio station won Radio Station of the Year for the fourth year in a row at the Iowa College Media Awards.  Grand View’s KDPS radio, at 88.1 FM, has been named best in the state every year the award has been handed out.  Grand View students won 15 of the 29 honors given in the radio categories.  The Grand Views has won three of the past four years. 

Grand View communication students won more than 30 awards, including 13 first-place finishes.
Among the first-place winners from Grand View were:
Best Sports Photo, Jodi Jurik
Best Page 1, Staff
Best Profile Story, Keely Shannon
Best Photographic Portfolio, Veronica Payne
Best Inside Page Design, Keely Shannon
Best Infographic, Nicole Barreca
Best Coverage of First Amendment Issues, Joey Aguirre
Best Opinion Writing, Devlin Hogans
Best Newscast, Susan Laielli
Best Public service announcement, Sarah Jacobs, David Thomas
Best Promo, Dollie Pinegar and Robbie Rissman
Best Air Personality, Michael Tallman
Best Corporate Video, Alex Alvarex, David Thomas