Students TIPA the scale

Ram Page and Ram TV win awards at the State level

By Travis Hunter
On April 5, 2018

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Kaitlin Trujillo’s second place Breaking News Photo of the Rambelle volleyball team.


ASU students at a March 21–24 event won awards for their work in mass media over the 2017 academic year.

The Texas Intercollegiate Press Association presented Ram Page and Ram TV with a total of seven awards at their annual convention in Dallas. ASU competed against 10 other schools for their awards.

“Every year, we come back with a few awards,” Ram Page editor-in-chief Kaitlin Trujillo said. “I think it’s a cool legacy to leave behind. We’re proud of the photos and the stories we put out, so it’s cool to get state recognition for it. I think it’s great that we’re able to represent the school and get awarded for the work we put into the paper.”

Trujillo placed second in the breaking news photo category. Former Ram Page cartoonist Patrick Fleming took third place for cartoon strip/panel. Ram Page photographer Axel Marcenaro and photo editor Brit Raley won honorable mentions for illustration and feature photo, respectively. 

The Ram Page staff also took second place for editorial and earned an honorable mention for headline writing.

“I’m really proud of the work our entire staff has done this year,” Ram Page managing editor Aubree Bailey said. “We’ve had some great stories and some awesome photos. It means a lot to me that a lot of what we do isn’t individual. It’s a collaborative process. I can’t wait to see what we can do next year.”

The staff of Ram TV took third place for in-depth news reporting video.

Communication and Mass Media Department chair Herman Howard said the results from the TIPA contest reflect the hard work of faculty and students.

“The faculty has done an excellent job in teaching and training our young scholars to be diverse and to accept challenges,” Howard said. “All things are possible through hard work, dedication and commitment. This will bode well for the future in regard to recruiting new students and retaining our current scholars.”

TIPA awards also have implications for students beyond their time at ASU. 

“If students would like to get involved in the Ram Page, there’s a possibility of these awards which look great on resumes,” Trujillo said. “It’s always a good idea to get involved at ASU. It’s a good place to gain hands-on experience.”

TIPA was founded in 1909, and is the oldest group of its kind in the country.


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