Eastern Progress Captures 11 Awards in KPA Competition

Eastern Kentucky University’s student-produced weekly newspaper, The Eastern Progress, won 11 awards, including four first-place awards, at the 2011 Kentucky Press Association awards banquet on Friday, Jan. 20.

Competing against all of Kentucky's university newspapers, The Eastern Progress won first-place awards for Best News Story, Best Feature Story, Best Headlines, and Best Editorial Page. The newspaper also won two second-place awards for Best Editorials and Best Extended News Coverage. The Progress also won a third-place award for General Excellence.

The newspaper's editor-in-chief, Taylor Pettit, of Landing, N.J., took home three awards: for news reporting, investigative reporting and extended news coverage. Managing Editor Seth Littrell, of Independence, won awards for editorial writing and extended news coverage, and Features Editor Adam Turner, of Louisa, won awards for headline writing and for best features page.

First-place awards for the Progress were: Best News Story, Pettit; Best Feature Story, Morgan Caldwell, Prestonsburg; Best Headlines, Turner; and Best Editorial Page, Kaylia Cornett, Morehead.

Second-place awards went to Littrell, Best Editorial; and Pettit, Littrell and Darren Zancan, Chicago, Ill., Best Extended News Coverage.

Third-place awards for the Progress were: Best Investigative Story, Pettit; Best Feature Photograph, Trey Burke, Woodstock, Va.; Best Sports Section, Ryan Alves, Lawrenceburg, Tyler Miller, Georgetown, and Zancan; Best Lifestyle (Features) Page, Turner, Jaclyn May, Richmond; and General Excellence, Progress staff.

Published on January 24, 2012