NHS broadcast journalists win national, state competitions: Coverage of West Middle School shooting only broadcast reporting to be recognized from Indiana


Last year’s shooting at Noblesville West Middle School drew national coverage from media outlets, but student journalists also were reporting.

Noblesville High School students Jacob Hoffman and Skye McLaughlin have been recognized nationally for their broadcast piece by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, which recently announced recipients of its annual Crown Awards. Hoffman and McLaughlin were the only students from Indiana to be recognized.

Jacob Hoffman and Sky McLaughlin were recognized for their coverage of the May 25, 2018, shooting at Noblesville West Middle School. (Submitted photo)

At the state level, six NHS journalists also were honored at the Indiana High School Press Association awards.

The high school newspaper, The Mill Stream, was named a Hoosier Star Award finalist. In addition, the following students earned state honors:

  • Bella Murdock, second place overall in the page design category
  • Skye McLaughlin, second place overall in the editorial writing category
  • Marin Thomas, Emily Whitcomb and James Simons, third place overall in the page design and feature story categories
  • Eli Maxwell, honorable mention in the page design category

To read or follow stories from NHS journalists, visit millermedianow.org.

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