Observer Staff Report | April 13, 2017
The Observer won 21 awards at the 2017 Indiana Collegiate Press Association (ICPA) awards Saturday in Indianapolis, including third place in the Division I Newspaper of the Year category and first place in the Best Overall Website category.
The News department won second and third places for Best Non-Deadline News Story for Managing Editor Katie Galioto’s coverage of the death of Notre Dame student Theresa Sagartz and News Editor Courtney Becker’s story about increased competition for internships in the Mendoza College of Business, respectively.
Galioto also won second place for Best Feature Story for her feature remembering South Dining Hall monitor John Ritschard, and the department additionally won third place for its coverage of the 2016 Laetare Medal decision in the Best Continuous Coverage of a Single Story category.
The Sports department won three awards, including first place in Best Breaking News Reporting for its coverage of the arrests of six Notre Dame football players in two separate incidents on one night.