Lindenlink wins Pinnacle Award for 2019 Homecoming Video 


Photo by Photo by Neil Ralston

The Fall 2019 staff and volunteers for Lindenlink.

Alexis Montgomery, Editor-in-Chief

Lindenlink won a second place national Pinnacle Award in October at the 2020 Virtual Pinnacle Awards Ceremony presented by the College Media Association. 

Making it Happen, a homecoming documentary, won the award in the Best Video Special Event Coverage category. The video captured the behind-the-scenes preparation for the game and the moment when the Lindenwood football team won its homecoming game for the first time in three years. 

The video was produced by Kayla Drake, former editor-in-chief; Tyler Keohane, reporter; and James Tananan, photo and video editor. 

“Winning this award is an honor,” Drake said in a text message. “It was a team effort for sure to produce and I’m happy we authentically captured the people that make game day happen.” 

Lindenlink adviser Neil Ralston said the award displays the work that has been contributed by the staff.

“This award shows that our students can compete at the top levels, and it illustrates the hard work that so many of our young journalists have been doing at Lindenwood,” Ralston said. 

Other winners in the Best Video Special Event Coverage Category are:

  • First Place: Elon News Network, Elon University
  • Third Place: The Appalachian Weekly News, Appalachian State University
  • Honorable Mention: KBVR-TV, Oregon State University

You can view the other 2019-2020 Pinnacle Award winners here

You can watch Making it Happen below: