The Society of Professional Journalists announced the college winners of their 2009 Ohio Awards over the summer, and The Lantern received awards in multiple categories. In the Best College Daily Newspaper category The Lantern was named second, behind Ohio University’s The Post.
Individual Lantern reporters were also recognized. Gerrick Kennedy and Tom Knox were first and second, respectively, in the College Feature Writing category. Kennedy, who graduated this spring, was recognized for Body of Work . He is now a reporter at the Los Angeles Times. Knox, a senior, received the award for his three-part story, “From Baghdad to Buckeye,” that appeared in The Lantern October of 2008. Knox was also second in College News Writing for Body of Work. Lantern Arts Editor, junior Molly Gray, was second in the College Sports Writing category for Body of Work.