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Andrew Seaman
Bio (click to expand) Andrew is a medical journalist for Reuters Health in New York. Before coming to Reuters Health, he was a Kaiser Media Fellow at Reuters’s Washington, D.C. bureau, where he covered the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

In 2011, Andrew graduated from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, where he studied investigative journalism as a Stabile Fellow and was named “Student of the Year.” Andrew also graduated with his B.A. from Wilkes University in 2011.

He’s won numerous awards throughout his short career, including being named a 2010 Tom Bigler Scholar for ethical standards in journalism, the 2009 Robert D.G. Lewis First Amendment Award, the 2009 and the Arthur H. Barlow National Student Journalist of the Year Award.


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2000 Mark of Excellence
Region 2 Winners/Finalists

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Newspapers

Editorial Writing
Winner: Mark Slagle, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, The Daily Tar Heel.
— Second Place: Staff, University of Maryland at College Park, The Diamondback.
— Third Place (tie): Jason T. Smith, Howard University (Washington, DC), The Hilltop
— Third Place (tie): Kim Hoffman, Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, Va.), Collegiate Times.

Editorial Cartooning
Winner: Seth Casana, James Madison University (Harrisonburg, Va.), Breeze.

General Column Writing
Winner: Anne Fawcett, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, The Daily Tar Heel
— Second Place: Joe Monaco, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, The Daily Tar Heel
— Third Place: Lisa Tabor, Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, Va.) Collegiate Times.

Sports Column Writing
Winner: Patrick Stevens, University of Maryland at College Park, The Diamondback

Spot News Reporting
Winner: Sean Mussenden and Mark Matthews, University of Maryland at College Park, "Tire Statistics Faulty; Two Fatalities Were Pets, Not People" (Capital News Service)
— Second Place: Cate Doty, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, "BOG to Name UNC Chancellor Today" (The Daily Tar Heel)
— Third Place: Staff, University of Maryland at College Park, "CHAOS" (The Diamond Back)
— Honorable Mention: Brakkton Booker, Howard University (Washington, DC), "Election Anxiety Grips Campus" (The Hilltop)

General News Reporting
Winner: Paul Schuler, University of Maryland at College Park, "College Park: A College Town?" (The Diamondback)
— Second Place: Tom Steinfeldt and Sarah Jones, James Madison University (Harrisonburg, Va.), "Eight Athletic Programs in Danger" (Breeze)
— Third Place: Justin Paprocki, University of Maryland at College Park, "Students Visit SC Despite NAACP Boycott" (The Diamondback)

In-Depth Reporting
Winner: Elizabeth Breyer, Amanda Wilson, Kim Minugh, Brook Corwin, Leigh Josey, Karey Wutkowski, Ben Gatling, Loren Clemens, Leah Cole, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, "Viable Option? A Simple Plan" (The Daily Tar Heel)
— Second Place: Kaitlin Gurney, Cheri Melfi, Katie Abel, Asta Ytre, Matthew B. Dees, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, "Naming Who Could Be Next" (The Daily Tar Heel)
— Third Place: Sean Mussenden and David Abrams, University of Maryland at College Park, "Health Inspection Data Missing for Baltimore Sports Arenas" (Capital News Service)

Feature Writing
Winner: Nora Koch, University of Maryland at College Park, "All the Rave" The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune.
— Second Place: Mark H. Rodeffer, Mary Washington College (Fredericksburg, Va.), "George W. Ambushed" The Bullet.
— Third Place (tie): Jeanine Gajewski, James Madison University (Harrisonburg, Va.) "Ecstasy 101" (Breeze)
— Third Place (tie): Josh Korr, University of Maryland at College Park, "Small Press Expo: Who Needs the Mainstream?" (The Diamondback)
— Honorable Mention: Julie M. Sproesser, James Madison University (Harrisonburg, Va.), "Vertical Horizon" (Breeze)
— Honorable Mention: Geoffrey Graybeal, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, "Hot, Tough, in Your Face" (The Herald-Sun)

Sports Writing
Winner: Brenden Glaccum, University of Maryland at College Park,
"Field Dreams" (The Diamondback)

— Second Place: Eric Lucey, Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, Va.), "Vick: Youth to Youthful Star in Two Years" (Collegiate Times)
— Third Place (tie): Duff Durkin, University of Maryland at College Park, "Midfielder's Game: Hustling, Hitting, Giving 110 percent" (The Diamondback)
— Third Place (tie): Duff Durkin, University of Maryland at College Park, "Automatic Qualifiers Change Lacrosse Tourney" (The Diamondback)
— Honorable Mention: Rachel Carter, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, "Cox Remains Strong in Tough Times" (The Daily Tar Heel).

Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper
Winner: Staff, Duke University, The Chronicle

Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper Newspaper
Winner: Staff, James Madison University (Harrisonburg, Va.) Breeze
— Second Place: Staff, Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, Va.), Collegiate Times

Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper Newspaper
Winner: Staff, Howard University (Washington, DC), The Hilltop
— Second Place: Staff, Mary Washington College (Fredericksburg, Va.) The Bullet

Best All-Around Online Student Newspaper Newspaper
Winner: The Bullet Online, Mark H. Rodeffer, Mary Washington College (Fredericksburg, Va.)

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Magazines

Non-Fiction Article Newspaper
Winner: Jennifer Renee Smith, James Madison University (Harrisonburg, Va.), "The Organic Experience" (CURIO)
— Second Place: Jen Bonds and James David, James Madison University (Harrisonburg, Va.), "Fast Times & Ridin' High" (South Main)
— Third Place: Christina Cook, James Madison University (Harrisonburg, Va.), "Name That Toon!" (CURIO)

Best Student Magazine published once a year
Winner: Courtney Crowley and Alison Manser, Co-Executive Editors; James Madison University (Harrisonburg, Va.), CURIO

Best Student Magazine published more than once a year
Winner: TowerView, The Chronicle; Duke University (Durham, N.C.)
— Second Place: Blue & White, Staff; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Photography

Spot News Photography
No awards given.

General News Photography
Winner: David Buchanan, University of Maryland at College Park, "Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade" (The Diamondback)
— Second Place: Jared Kachurak, Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, Va.), Untitled (Collegiate Times)
— Third Place: Jared Kachurak, Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, Va.), Untitled (Collegiate Times)

Feature Photography
Winner: Xris Thomas, James Madison University (Harrisonburg, Va.), "Ki:Theory" (Breeze)

Photo Illustration
No awards given.

Sports Photography
Winner: Robert Natt, James Madison University (Harrisonburg, Va.), "JMU 11" (Breeze)
— Second Place: David Buchanan, University of Maryland at College Park, "Terps Snag Win" (The Diamondback).
— Third Place: Jared Kachurak, Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, Va.), Untitled (Collegiate Times)

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Radio

Radio Spot News Reporting
No awards given.

Radio Feature
Winner: Natasha Ginsberg, University of Maryland at College Park, "Boot Camp" (WMUC Radio)
— Second Place: Nicole Rogers, University of Maryland at College Park, "Do You Like Scary Movies?" (WMUC Radio)

Radio In-Depth Reporting
Winner: Mike Gartell, University of Maryland at College Park, "Campus Parking" (WMUC Radio).
— Second Place: Sara Drown, University of Maryland at College Park, "To Sleep ... Or Not" (WMUC Radio)

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
Winner: Michelle Muscatello, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, "No Vote for Felons" (On "Carolina Week" on Cable Channel 10/Orange County).
— Second Place (tie): Jennifer Bochieri, University of Maryland at College Park, "The Horse Rescuer" (UMTV Cable).
— Second Place (tie): Alanna Turner, University of Maryland at College Park, "Southern Maryland Tobacco Buyout" (UMTV Cable).
— Third Place (tie): Holly Headrick, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; "What Is Underwriters Laboratory?" (On "Carolina Week" on Cable Channel 10/Orange County).
— Third Place (tie): Steve Hrize, University of Maryland at College Park; "Heavenly Happy Hour" (UMTV Cable)

Television Feature
Winner: Natalie Dofremeyer, University of Maryland at College Park, "Briana's Story" (UMTV Cable).
— Second Place (tie): Jason Morrell, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, "Tower Dancers" (On "Carolina Week" on Cable Channel 10/Orange County).
— Second Place (tie): Dari Mandell, University of Maryland at College Park, "Tides of Change" (UMTV Cable)
— Third Place: Elizabeth Schubert, University of Maryland at College Park, "Chalifaux" (UMTV Cable).

Television In-Depth Reporting
Winner: Jennifer Heffernan, Producer; Annisa Lee, Assistant Producer; Maggie Stone, Scriptwriter; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, "Air Pollution & Asthma" (North Carolina Public Television (UNC-TV))

Television Sports Reporting
Winner: Laura Sobers, University of Maryland at College Park, "Game Day" (UMTV Cable).

Television News Photography
Winner: Alanna Turner, University of Maryland at College Park, "Veterans Day" (UMTV Cable)

Television Feature Photography
Winner: Dari Mandell and Maura Siefring, University of Maryland at College Park, "Tides of Change" (UMTV Cable)
— Second Place: Elizabeth Schubert and Tim Pumplin, University of Maryland at College Park, "Chalifaux" (UMTV Cable).

Television Sports Photography
Winner: Laura Sobers and Josh Levine, University of Maryland at College Park, "Game Day," (UMTV Cable).

Television Daily Newscast
No awards given.

Television Non-Daily Newscast
Winner: C.A. Tuggle, News Director; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, "Carolina Week" (Cable Channel 10/Orange County)

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