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Andy Schotz
The Gazette
Gaithersburg, Md.
@spjregion2
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Bio (click to expand) picture Andy Schotz is a managing editor for The Gazette weekly newspapers in Montgomery County, Md., near Washington, D.C.

He has been an SPJ member since 2002 and has held various positions on the Washington, D.C., Pro chapter board, including three consecutive one-year terms as president.

He served on the SPJ Ethics Committee from 2004 to 2011, including three years as chairman.

Schotz ran unsuccessfully for at-large director on the national SPJ board in 2012. The following year, he ran unopposed for Region 2 director.

He is a perennial SPJ contest judge (D.C. Pro Dateline Awards, SDX, Mark of Excellence, Green Eyeshade, high school essay) and has twice coordinated Region 2's Mark of Excellence contest.

He joined the SPJ Awards & Honors Committee in 2013 and helped work on a national survey seeking feedback about the MOE contest.

Before joining The Gazette in January 2013, Schotz worked for eight years as a reporter and editor at The Altamont Enterprise, a weekly paper in upstate New York, then for 13 years as a reporter for The Herald-Mail, a daily paper in Hagerstown, Md.

He is on the board of directors of the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors.


Sarah Bauer, vice chair
Program Director
Minnesota Newspaper Association
612-278-0250
@sarah_mn
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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.


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2000 Mark of Excellence
Region 10 Winners/Finalists

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Newspapers

Editorial Writing
Winner: The Daily Barometer Staff, Editorials, Oregon State University
— Second Place: Kelly Kearsley, Editorials, Pacific Lutheran University
— Third Place: Angela D. Smith, Editorials, Western Washington University

Editorial Cartooning
Winner: Jake Dill, Editorial Cartoons, University of Washington
— Second Place: Eric Devericks, Editorial Cartoons, Oregon State University
— Third Place: Gioranni Salimena, Editorial Cartoons, University of Oregon

General Column Writing
Winner: Jonathan Charnitski, "Thick and Thin" columns, University of Washington
— Second Place: Jane Ten Pas, Various Columns, Oregon State University
— Third Place: Michael Kleckner, "Perspectives" columns, University of Oregon

Sports Column Writing
Winner: Sam Cameron, Sports Columns, North Idaho College
— Second Place: Ryan Gabriel, The Sportman's Lounge, Oregon State University
— Third Place: Sam Schwartz, Sports Commentary, Oregon State University

Spot News Reporting
Winner: Marcus Michelson, Candale Baltz, "Potential riot…., " Washington State University
— Second Place: Brye Butler, Washington State University

General News Reporting
Winner: Sam Boush, "Snakes are right-handed — sort of, " Oregon State University
— Second Place: Emily Wagnitz, "Police seeking answers in fight, " Washington State University
— Third Place: Eric Ruthford, "Pyramid scams target of Senate bill, " Pacific Lutheran University

In-Depth Reporting
Winner: Andrew Adams, Jeremy Lang, "Charges embroil Department of Public Safety, " University of Oregon
— Second Place: Schnellene Pils, Troy Foster, Scott Johnson, Matthew LaPlante, DeAnn Welker, Michael Thomas Jr, Kristy Hessman, "Controversial Election/Constiutional Crisis, " Oregon State University
— Third Place: Adam Karlin, "FLA vs. WRC, " University of Washington

Feature Writing
Winner: Louis Porter (The Boston Globe), "A Rite Rewritten, " University of Washington
— Second Place: Joy Crosby, "Coping with cancer, " University of Washington
— Third Place: Eric Ruthford, "Frosty rocks the house, " Pacific Lutheran University

Sports Writing
Winner: Ryan Divish, "Reluctant Hero, " University of Montana
— Second Place: Chad Dundas, "Down But Not Out — Unfinished Business, " University of Montana
— Third Place: Chris Pierle, "First Win, " Washington State University

Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper
Winner: Staff, Oregon Daily Emerald, University of Oregon

Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper Newspaper
No awards given.

Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper Newspaper
Winner: Staff, The Sentinel, North Idaho College

Best All-Around Online Student Newspaper Newspaper
Winner: Sentinel Online, Sentinel Online/www.nic.edu, North Idaho College

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Magazines

Non-Fiction Article Newspaper
Winner: Angela D. Smith, "Interned, Incarcerated, Innocent, " Western Washington University
— Second Place: Andrea Abney, "Daubing for Dollars, " Western Washington University
— Third Place: Kari McGinnis, "What Dreams are Made Of, " Western Washington University

Best Student Magazine published once a year
Winner: Staff, The Popcorn Forum Explorer, North Idaho College

Best Student Magazine published more than once a year
Winner: Staff, The Planet, Western Washington University
— Second Place: Scott Lamont, Klipsun, Western Washington University
— Third Place: Daily Evergreen Staff, Sports Weekend, Washington State University

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Photography

Spot News Photography
Winner: Kevin Clark, "Kingdome fall down; go boom, " University of Washington

General News Photography
Winner: Hsiu-Chu, Chung, "Mexican Folk Dance, " Washington State University
— Second Place: Kevin German, "Sobriety Test, " Washington State University
— Third Place: Sean Hanrahan, 'War Games, " Oregon State University

Feature Photography
Winner: Kevin German, "Cliff Hanger, " Washington State University
— Second Place: Kevin German, "Dinner Bell, " Washington State University
— Third Place: ES Harris, "Pet Day, " Oregon State University

Photo Illustration
Winner: Kevin German, "The Power of Money, " Washington State University
— Second Place: Andy Tevis, Bill Canepa, "Help Me, " North Idaho College
— Third Place: Joe Nicholson, "Return to Roses, " University of Washington

Sports Photography
Winner: Sean Hanrahan, "Chad Johnson caught just one pass…., " Oregon State University
— Second Place: Kevin German, "Victory, " Washington State University
— Third Place: Joe Nicholson, "500th victory, " University of Washington

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Radio

Radio Spot News Reporting
No awards given.

Radio Feature
Winner: John Beckman, "Vandal Meats, " University of Idaho

Radio In-Depth Reporting
No awards given.

Radio Sports Reporting
No awards given.

Radio Daily Newscast
No awards given.

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Television

Television Spot News Reporting
No awards given.

General News Reporting
No awards given.

Television Feature
No awards given.

Television In-Depth Reporting
Winner: University of Montana Student Documentary Unit, "Anaconda: The Legacy, " University of Montana

Television Sports Reporting
No awards given.

Television News Photography
No awards given.

Television Feature Photography
No awards given.

Television Sports Photography
No awards given.

Television Daily Newscast
No awards given.

Television Non-Daily Newscast
No awards given.

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