Forum Staff Wins 14 Awards in State College Media Contest

Nine staff members of The Forum, UA Little Rock’s student newspaper, won a total of 14 awards in the 91st annual Arkansas College Media Association awards, which were announced Saturday.

The ACMA is composed of private and public colleges and universities throughout the state, including Arkansas State University, Arkansas Tech University, Central Baptist College, Harding University, Henderson State University, Ouachita Baptist University, and the University of Central Arkansas.

The Forum competed in the ACMA’s newspaper and online divisions.

The UA Little Rock winners, places of finish, and categories are:

Alex Ball, third place, online personality profile.

Miriam Battles, first place, online sports photo; third place, newspaper sports photo.

Ashish Bhakta and Ivan Henley, second place, newspaper cartoon strip or single panel entertainment cartoon.

Oksana Durkee, second place, online meeting/speech coverage; third place, online newswriting; honorable mention, newspaper personality profile.

Chloe McGehee, first place, online election/political coverage.

Kenneth Reed, first place, online art/illustration.

Kolton Rutherford, first place, online spot news photo; second place, online feature writing; second place, newspaper spot news photo.

Jordan Woodson, first place, online personality profile; third place, newspaper headlines.

“I’m incredibly proud of the staff,” said Sonny Rhodes, Forum faculty adviser. “If you look at the variety of categories in which they won awards, ranging from spot news photo to election/political coverage, you will get an idea of the talent they have. I’m very happy for them and grateful for the hard work they put in.”

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