2020 newspaper finalists revealed

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May 15, 2020

The Indiana High School Press Association is proud to announce the finalists for the 2020 newspaper Hoosier Star Award.

IHSPA provides this opportunity for annual critique as a way for staffs to gain detailed feedback about their publication. Because our judges are able to provide specific comments on a number of important topics, newspaper staffs can use this evaluation as a way to measure progress, discuss strengths and weaknesses and set goals for improvement. Staffs are encouraged to use this in planning future issues.

All newspapers achieving “superior” or “excellent” ranking based on this guidebook are considered finalists in the IHSPA Hoosier Star competition and will be recognized Oct. 23 at Franklin College during the 2020 state convention.

Newspaper Hoosier Star Finalists

*finalists are listed in alphabetical order by school name and do not indicate contest ranking

Division I (under 1,000 enrollment)

Bishop Chatard HS – Trojan Matters
Paoli Jr-Sr HS – Paolite

Division II (1,000-2,000 enrollment)

Cathedral HS – Megaphone
Floyd Central HS – The Bagpiper
Greenwood Community HS – Timberlines
Munster HS – Crier
New Albany HS – The Blotter
Plainfield HS – Quaker Shaker
Roncalli HS – Rebel Review

Division III (above 2,000 enrollment)

Avon HS – The Echo
Ben Davis HS – Spotlight
Carmel HS – HiLite
Columbus North HS – The Triangle
Crown Point HS – Inklings
Fishers HS – N The Red
Lake Central HS – Scout
Lawrence North HS – North Star
Noblesville HS – The Mill Stream
Southport HS – The Journal
Zionsville Community HS – Harbinger

A separate judge evaluates all finalists to determine winners, which are announced each fall during the morning awards ceremony at the IHSPA state convention. Publications earning Hoosier Star status are consistent with the IHSPA core values of truth, courage, integrity and freedom.

Those schools interested in submitting newspapers for next year’s critique may access the entry form here.

For more information:

Fall Convention
Hoosier Star Student Media Evaluation Service

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