Lindenlink staff wins 3 awards at College Media Association conference


Photo by Kayla Drake

From left, Lindenlink’s advisor Neil Ralston poses with Matt Hampton, Kayla Drake and Tyler Keohane in Washington D.C.

The Lindenlink staff traveled last Thursday to the Fall National College Media Association Convention in Washington, D.C. and won three awards.

The Associated Collegiate Press and the College Media Association hosted the convention.

On Friday, the 2019 Pinnacle Awards winners were named. Editor-in-Chief Kayla Drake and News Editor Matt Hampton won third place for Best Broadcast Podcast for “The Spellmann Era.” Hampton said he was grateful for the awards and looks forward to bringing new ideas back from the conference.

Kayla Drake and Matt Hampton won third place in Best Broadcast Podcast at the CMA convention.

“I want to thank Kayla for contributing her golden voice to the project, as well as her hard work and talent for podcasting,” Hampton said. “It would not have been possible without her or the other people who helped us.”

On Saturday at the CMA Film and Audio Festival, Drake also won third place in the Short Documentary category for her video “Former Olympian Balances Parenthood and College.”

Editor-in-Chief Kayla Drake with her award at the Film and Audio Festival in Washington D.C. on Saturday night.

“It’s an honor to be recognized for our work at Lindenlink,” Drake said. “And I’m really proud of the stories we told that were awarded.” also placed eighth for Best Website in Show.