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The Battalion

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The Battalion wins Overall Excellence for print, audio


The Battalion’s overall excellence award in The Batt office.

Last Saturday, March 25, The Battalion earned 29 awards from the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association, or TIPA, during the organization’s annual convention in Fort Worth. 

Twenty-eight of these awards included categories of writing, design, photography and audio production for content published during the 2022 calendar year. Assistant news editor Ana Renfroe also won first place during the live news writing competition during the convention.

Notably, The Battalion earned two Division I Overall Excellence Awards, TIPA’s highest honor, in the newspaper and news production audio categories. The publication has not won the newspaper award since 2019, and this is its first win in the news production audio category.

In addition to these achievements, Megan Williams, editor in chief of The Aggieland Yearbook, and Renfroe were elected to the TIPA Executive Board as the student president and vice president, respectively.

To support award-winning and independent student journalism, donate to The Battalion via Friends of The Battalion or The Battalion Excellence Fund, both 501(c)(3) organizations. 

Below is a full list of awards earned by The Battalion and its staff.

Division I Overall Excellence Newspaper: The Battalion

Division I Overall Excellence News Production – Audio: The Batt Signal and Home Turf

First Place

Live Contest – Print News: Ana Renfroe

Cover Design – Newspaper: Ishika Samant, The Battalion — November 17, 2022

Podcast: Jordan Epp, Grant Gaspard, Tying things up with the Tigers

Second Place

Breaking News Photo: Ishika Samant, Roe v. Wade Protest

Sports Action Photo: Robert O’Brien, Women’s Swim: A&M vs. Rice

Critical Review: Joey Kirk, Criticism: Tár

Program Production – Audio: The Batt Signal

General News: Kyle McClenagan, Drumbeat of war: Possibility of conflict causes study abroad to be scrapped

Special Edition Design – Print: Robert O’Brien, Fall Sports 2022

Sports Feature Photo: Robert O’Brien, Baseball vs. South Carolina

General Column: Caleb Elizondo, A modest proposal

Third Place

Best In Show – Website: The Battalion Staff, 

Static Ad Design: Robert O’Brien, 3rd Floor Cantina

In-Depth Reporting: Casey Stavenhagen & Nathan Varnell, The Rudder Association

Overall Design – Web: The Battalion Staff, 

Static Information Graphic: Cameron Johnson, Aggie Ring Day 

Sports Game Story: Jordan Epp, 3 seconds, 2 yards, 1 dream

Photo Illustration: Robert O’Brien, The Rudder Association

Sports Column: Matthew Cobb, ‘Do or Die’: A&M must beat Miami to stay afloat

General News Photo: Robert O’Brien, Muster 2022

Website: The Battalion Staff, 

General News Audio Story: Kenzie Finch, Episode 23: Exercising our civic duty

Honorable Mention

Editorial: The Battalion Staff, Print is not dead

Overall Design – Newspaper: Robert O’Brien, The Battalion — November 10, 2022

Feature Reporting – Audio: Jack Lee & Caroline Wilburn, Norman E. Borlaug: The Aggie who fed the world

Newscast – Audio: Kenzie Finch, Caroline Wilburn, Jamie Whitley & Amanda Hare, Episode 18: Books, ballots and Bush

General Column: Robert O’Brien, The tragedy of the Class of 2024 photo

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