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The Awards & Honors Committee oversees most of the Society's awards, which are dedicated to recognizing outstanding achievement in journalism. Any changes in guidelines, judging criteria, categories or eligibility are reviewed by this committee.


Awards & Honors Committee Chair

Andy Schotz
The Gazette
Gaithersburg, Md.
@spjregion2
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Sarah Bauer, vice chair
Program Director
Minnesota Newspaper Association
612-278-0250
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Bio (click to expand) Sarah Bauer is the Program Director for the Minnesota Newspaper Association (MNA). MNA is the trade association all Minnesota Newspapers, and represents the interests of more than 360 daily and weekly publications. Bauer plans all educational and outreach programs for the Association, including hands-on training for journalists, public forums on media issues, an annual excellence in journalism contest, and its annual convention.

Bauer speaks regularly about media ethics issues, community journalism, social media, and issues like the intersection of journalism and politics. Bauer graduated from the University of Minnesota with degrees in journalism and philosophy. She has been involved with the Society of Professional Journalists as member and chapter leader since she joined the University of Minnesota’s chapter. Since 2006, Bauer has served on the MN Pro chapter board of directors, currently serving as the chapter president and chair of its annual journalism award contest and banquet. She is also the chairwoman of the Society’s national membership committee.
Awards Committee Members

Rebecca Baker
Staff Writer
The Journal News
914-694-5064
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Jay Evensen
Editorial Page Editor
The Deseret News
801-237-2185
E-mail

Sue Kopen Katcef
Philip Merrill College of Journalism
University of Maryland
301-405-7526
E-mail

Mark Lodato, vice chair
News Director & Professor of Practice
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication
Arizona State University
602-496-9415
E-mail

Lisa L. Rollins, Ph.D.
Assistant professor of journalism
Ashford University
E-mail

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