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Andrew Seamen
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 6 Winners/Finalists

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Newspapers

Editorial Writing
Winner: Paul D. Glader, University of South Dakota, The Volante
— Second Place: Matt Tustison, University of St. Thomas, The Aquin
— Third Place: Bryan Keogh, University of Minnesota, The Daily

Editorial Cartooning
Winner: Nate Melcher, University of Minnesota
— Second Place: Doug Griffin, University of Wisconsin-Madison
— Third Place: No award given.

General Column Writing
Winner: No award given.
— Second Place: Jefffrey Achen, University of North Dakota
— Third Place: Matthew Brophy, University of Minnesota

Sports Column Writing
Winner: Paul Glader, University of South Dakota
— Second Place: Matt Tustison, University of St. Thomas
— Third Place: Bryan Dermody, Lakeland College

Spot News Reporting
Winner: Andrew Kruger, Danielle Corcoran, Kevin Warnke, Kate Kail, Colleen Jungbluth, University of Wisconsin Daily Cardinal, "U.S. Supreme Court Rules on Segreated Student Fees."
— Second Place: Andrew Kruger, Kevin Warnke, Andrew Wallmeyer, Wisonsin Daily Cardinal, "Police Storm Bascom Hall"
— Third Place: Mike Oakes, University of Minnesota Daily, "Group relocates due to fungus contamination"

General News Reporting
1st. Place- Staff, The Daily Cardinal, "Election coverage"
— Second Place: Kevin Warnke and Anna Gould, Daily Cardinal, University of Wisconsin-Madison "Doctoring Diversity"
— Third Place: Todd Milbourn, University of Minnesota, "Tainted Water Threatens Archives"

In-Depth Reporting
Winner: Kristin Gustafson, University of Minnesota, "Balancing the Budget ser ies"
— Second Place: Jessica Peterson, Sara M. Weinsensel, John Maycroft and Katie Rose, University of Wisconsin-Madison Daily Cardinal, "The Changing Chancellor"
— Third Place: Jeffrey D. Achen, University of North Dakota, "The UND Nickname Controversy"

Feature Writing
Winner: Melissa Robinson, University of St. Thomas, "These students don't kid around"
— Second Place: Sam Kean, University of Minnesota, "Living With Depression: The common cold of mental health"
3rd Place (tie) Paul Glader, University of South Dakota,"The Price of the Dice"
3rd Place (tie) John Kim "My Funny Valentine" University of Wisconsin Madison Daily Cardinal

Sports Writing
Winner: Paul Glader, University of South Dakota, Volante, "Ping Vs Crack"
— Second Place: John R. Carter, University of Minnesota Daily, "Lehan makes tough calls"
— Third Place: Bridgett Dortycott, Marquette Tribune, "MU senior is youngest ref in history"

Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper
Winner: The Minnesota Daily, University of Minnesota, Julia Grant.
— Second Place: The Daily Cardinal, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Staff.

Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper Newspaper
Winner: Marquette Tribune
— Second Place: Dakota Student

Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper Newspaper
Winner: Advance-Titan Amy Hoelshbach, editor
— Second Place: The Aquin, Matt Tustison, editor

Best All-Around Online Student Newspaper Newspaper
No award given.

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Magazines

Non-Fiction Article Newspaper
Winner: Mike Wereschagin, University of Minnesota, "Kent State Leaves Resounding Question"

Best Student Magazine published once a year
Winner: Haute Dish, Metropolitan State University

Best Student Magazine published more than once a year
No award given.

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Photography

Spot News Photography
No award given.

General News Photography
Winner: Scott Anderson, University of Wisconsin Daily Cardinal, "Israeli-Palestinian Conflict"
— Second Place: Nathan Berndt, University of Minnesota, "A Harry Situation"
— Third Place: Mike Ekern, University of St. Thomas, "Student Parents"

Feature Photography
Winner: Heather Susnik, Marquette University, "Midnight madness"
— Second Place: Mike Ekern, University of St. Thomas, "Open Celebration"

Photo Illustration
Winner: No award given.
— Second Place: Mike Ekern, University of St. Thomas "Parking Problems"

Sports Photography
Winner: Nathan Berndt, University of Minnesota "Riding the Rapids"
— Second Place: Scott Anderson, University of Wisconsin "NCAA Volleyball"
— Third Place: Matt Deustch, University of St. Thomas. "Klugherz Diving"

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Radio

Radio Spot News Reporting
Winner: Lisa Klinker, "Deer Hunt Forecast University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
— Second Place: Jodi Becker, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire "Popular Gifts"

Radio Feature
No award given.

Radio In-Depth Reporting
No award given.

Radio Sports Reporting
No award given.

Radio Daily Newscast
No award given.

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Television

Television Spot News Reporting
Winner: Kathryn Hudspeth , St. Cloud State University "Protest"

General News Reporting
Winner: Kristin Rekedal, University of North Dakota. "Gas"
— Second Place: Scott Shelton, University of North Dakota. "Daycare"
— Third Place: Jeff Achen, University of North Dakota, "Defibrillator"

Television Feature
Winner: Rebecca Nathan, Kathy Ohm, Lola Okusami, University of Minnesota. "Black Hair"
— Second Place: Kristin Rekedal, University of North Dakota. "Pigeons"
— Third Place: Meghan Christensen, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. "Dairy Sheep"

Television In-Depth Reporting
Winner: University of Minnesota Student Producers:Tessa Bodey, Robert Browne, Elvira Carrizal, Ricarda Freundl, Jean Jacobson, Christine Jelacic, Michael Komperud, Chanomi Maxwell-Parish, Chris Moccia, Suzanne Scholten, Chris Sharp, Mike Woodworth "Our Bodies/Ourselves"
— Second Place: University of Minnesota Student Producers:Royale Da, Charlie Gerszewski, Alyssa Greller, Bryan Keogh, Melissa Mowery, Robert Mulligan, Rebecca Nathan, Kathy Ohm, Lola Okusami, Julia Reuckert, Eric Stern, Carson Turner, Jason Van Thiel "Who's Coming Home"
— Third Place: Brian Shawn, University of North Dakota "Business Expansion"

Television Sports Reporting
Winner: Brian Shawn, University of North Dakota. "Title IX Into the year 2000"
— Second Place: Kristian Kjelsberg, University of North Dakota. "Skydiving"

Television News Photography
No award given.

Television Feature Photography
Winner: Charlie Gerzewski, Jason Von Thiel, University of Minnesota "Lake Street USA"
— Second Place: Elin Marion Ericksen, University of North Dakota, "Fish Feed"

Television Sports Photography
No award given.

Television Daily Newscast
No award given.

Television Non-Daily Newscast
No award given.

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