The Arbiter, Boise State University’s independent student news outlet, won 25 awards at the the Idaho Press Club’s Best of 2019 Awards, which were announced online Saturday, April 25, in lieu of the club’s annual banquet.
The Arbiter took home first place for general excellence, and claimed top prizes for print and online student work. Student reporters also earned a host of individual awards for news, sports, and feature writing and reporting; column and editorial writing; and graphics, design and photography. Arbiter staff swept all three spots in the watchdog/investigative category and the serious feature category.
The awards represent work from the 2019 calendar year, when The Arbiter was led by editors-in-chief Jordan Erb in spring and Logan Potter in fall. Associate professor of journalism and media studies Seth Ashley serves as Arbiter faculty adviser. The Arbiter reports daily at arbiteronline.com and appears in print every Tuesday during regular semesters.