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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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2002 Mark of Excellence
Region 11 Winners/Finalists

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Newspapers

Editorial Writing
Winner: The Stanford Daily Editorial Board, Stanford University
— Second Place: Arizona Daily Wildcat Editorial Board, University of Arizona
— Third Place: Staff of The Daily Californian, University of California-Berkeley

Editorial Cartooning
Winner: Dan Carino, "Rotten M&M," San Diego State University, The Daily Aztec
— Second Place: Tramaine de Senna, University of California-Berkeley, The Daily Californian
— Third Place: Jack Acayan, Southwestern College, Southwestern Sun
— Honorable Mention: Dan Carino, "The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia," San Diego State University, The Daily Aztec

General Column Writing
Winner: Caitlin Hall, University of Arizona, Arizona Daily Wildcat
— Second Place: Chris Kotterman, Arizona State University, The State Press
— Third Place: Kevin Deeniham, University of California-Berkeley, The Daily Californian
— Honorable Mention: Daniel Cucher, University of Arizona, Arizona Daily Wildcat
— Honorable Mention: Ian Eisner, University of California-Los Angeles, The Daily Bruin

Sports Column Writing
Winner: Al Stevens, Arizona State University, The State Press
— Second Place: Jaime Cardenas, "Inside the Locker Room," Southwestern College, Southwestern Sun
— Third Place: Matt Calkins, "Stealing Signs," Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles Loyolan

Spot News Reporting
Winner: Staff of Arizona Daily, "Student kills 3 profs, self," University of Arizona, Arizona Daily Wildcat
— Second Place: Rong-Gong Lin II, Anne Benjaminson, Emma Schwartz and R. Tyler Hillman, "Former Chancellor Tien dies," University of California-Berkeley, The Daily Californian
— Third Place: Erin Hawksworth and Kristina Davis, "Secret Service seizes 20 computers," Arizona State University, The State Press
— Honorable Mention: Andrew Edwards and Christina Jenkins, "Thousands flood Wilshire in protest," University of California-Los Angeles, The Daily Bruin

General News Reporting
Winner: Jennie Herriot and Shane Nelson, "How tests are graded," University of California-Los Angeles, The Daily Bruin
— Second Place: Joe Watson, "Clearing the Air," Arizona State University, The State Press
— Third Place: Devin Simmons, "Flores was known to be on the edge," University of Arizona, Arizona Daily Wildcat

In-Depth Reporting
Winner: Joe Watson, "Competitive edge walks the line," Arizona State University, The State Press
— Second Place: Daniel Scarpinato, "Beyond the rhetoric," University of Arizona, Arizona Daily Wildcat

Feature Writing
Winner: Dave Gilson, "Jesse's Heroes," University of California-Berkeley, East Bay Express
— Second Place: Ashlea Deahl, "Nudism uncovered," Arizona State University, The State Press
— Third Place: Carolyn Sinclair, "Spinning war," California State University-Northridge, Daily Sundial
— Honorable Mention: Joy Hepp, "Hooray for Bollywood," Arizona State University, The State Press

Sports Writing
Winner: Jennifer Connelley, "Fighting Iris: Staying afloat," San Francisco State University, Xpress Newspaper
— Second Place: Jeff Eisenberg, "Formidable Polamalu leads USC's defense," University of California-Los Angeles, The Daily Bruin
— Third Place: Jack Ferdon, "Women's soccer gains weapon in Kakadelas," Santa Clara University, The Santa Clara
— Honorable Mention: Christopher Drexel, "Born and bred to be a Sun Devil," Arizona State University, The State Press

Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper
Winner: Arizona Daily Wildcat, University of Arizona
— Second Place: Spartan Daily, San Jose State University
— Third Place: The Daily Bruin, University of California-Los Angeles

Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper Newspaper (Published 2 to 4 times a week)
No awards given.

Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper (Published less than twice a week)
Winner: The Orion, California State University-Chico
— Second Place: The Lumberjack, Northern Arizona University

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Magazines

Magazine Non-Fiction Article
Winner: Dave Gilson, "Jesse's Heroes," University of California-Berkeley, East Bay Express
— Second Place: Minal Gandhi, "The price of education," San Jose State University
— Third Place: Christine Owen, "Taking a Stand: Peace or War," University of La Verne, La Verne Magazine

Best Student Magazine (published once a year)
No awards given.

Best Student Magazine (published more than once a year)
Winner: Access, San Jose State University
— Second Place: [X]press Magazine, San Francisco State University

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Photography

Spot News Photography
Winner: Jack Bland, "A great divide," San Francisco State University, Xpress Newspaper
— Second Place: Rob Katzer, "Silence," University of California-Berkeley, The Daily Californian
— Third Place: Meredith Hearn, "Bush protest," Arizona State University, The State Press

General News Photography
Winner: Lissette Lebrilla, "Muslims usher in Ramadan," California State University-Fullerton, Daily Titan

Feature Photography
Winner: David Harden, "Gotta love this game," University of Arizona, Arizona Daily Wildcat
— Second Place: Lindsey Jacobsen, "Soggy Victory," Arizona State University, The State Press
— Third Place: Krista Baertschi, "Students against war," California State University-Northridge, Daily Sundial

Photo Illustration
Winner: Catherine Jun, "In the spotlight," University of California-Los Angeles, The Daily Bruin
— Second Place: Cathrine Ricketts and Josh Calley, "Aquatic Center," Southwestern College, Southwestern Sun
— Third Place: Meredith Hearn and Loren Legeandre, "The Good Spin Doctors," Arizona State University, The State Press

Sports Photography
Winner: Ian Buchanan, "Championship," University of California-Berkeley, The Daily Californian
— Second Place: David Rietdorf, "Youth Soccer," Santa Clara University, The Santa Clara
— Third Place: Ramin Rahimian, "One Shot," University of California-Berkeley, The Daily Californian
— Honorable Mention: Eric Jukelevics, "UA Senior Tara Chaplin," University of Arizona, Arizona Daily Wildcat

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Radio

Radio Spot News Reporting
Winner: Kate Davidson, "Arizona Wildfire Coverage — Evacuees," University of California-Berkeley, NPR and KNAU-FM

Radio Feature
Winner: Kate Davidson, "Military wives await war," University of California-Berkeley, KQED-FM, The California Report
— Second Place: Kate Davidson, "Zunis Run for Health," University of California-Berkeley, NPR, All Things Considered
— Third Place: No award given.
— Honorable Mention: Nikesha Moore, "American Idol," California State University-Northridge, KCSN-FM
— Honorable Mention: Lily Tan, "Farmers Market," California State University-Northridge, KCSN-FM

Radio In-Depth Reporting
Winner: No award given.
— Second Place: Stephanie Herrera, "Day Laborers," California State University-Northridge, KCSN-FM
— Third Place: Katie Orr, "Al-Jezeera," Arizona State University, KASC-1260AM
— Honorable Mention: Sidia Posada, "Special Education," California State University-Northridge, KCSN-FM

Radio Sports Reporting
Winner: No award given.
— Second Place: No award given.
— Third Place: No award given.
— Honorable Mention: James Aaron Smith, "Notre Dame High Football," California State University-Northridge, KCSN-FM
— Honorable Mention: Vickey Bane, "Pop Warner Football," California State University-Northridge, KCSN-FM

Radio Daily Newscast
Winner: No award given.
— Second Place: No award given.
— Third Place: No award given.
— Honorable Mention: KCSN News Staff, "The Evening Update," California State University-Northridge

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Television

Television Spot News Reporting
No awards given.

Television General News Reporting
Winner: Jess Koldoff, "Candidates and The Budget," Arizona State University, Campus Ch. 2, Tempe Govt.
— Second Place: Sally MacDonald, "Day Labor Centers," Arizona State University, Campus Ch. 2, Tempe Govt.
— Third Place: No award given.

Television Feature
Winner: Thanh Tan, "GLAD' Community Voices," University of Southern California, Annenberg TV News
— Second Place: Syleste Rodriguez, "Toughest Sheriff in the World," Arizona State University, Campus Ch. 2, Tempe Govt.
— Third Place: Jen Vogel, "Mini-Cows," Arizona State University, Campus Ch. 2, Tempe Govt.

Television In-Depth Reporting
Winner: Syleste Rodriguez, "ASU Ecstasy Bust," Arizona State University, Campus Ch. 2, Tempe Govt.
— Second Place: Enrique Gutierrez, "Cristian Bejarano: The Bronze Warrior: A Legend in the Making," University of La Verne
— Third Place: Sally MacDonald, "Border Businesses," Arizona State University, Campus Ch. 2, Tempe Govt.

Television Sports Reporting
Winner: Dan Bubany, "Young Gun QBs," Arizona State University, Campus Ch. 2, Tempe Govt.

Television News Photography
Winner: Jay Dils, "Prescription Drugs," Arizona State University, Campus Ch. 2, Tempe Govt.
— Second Place: Jay Dils, "Humane Borders," Arizona State University, Campus Ch. 2, Tempe Govt.

Television Feature Photography
Winner: Nick Schober, "Van's Triple Crown Skate Park Extreme," University of La Verne, LVTV-3 La Verne Community Television
— Second Place: Agustin Avalos, "America's Best Spirit Leader National Championships," University of La Verne, LVTV-3 La Verne Community Television
— Third Place: Jay Dils, "Toughest Sheriff in the World," Arizona State University, Campus Ch. 2, Tempe Govt.

Television Sports Photography
Winner: Kate Brandt, "Artiste, The Superfan," Arizona State University, Campus Ch. 2, Tempe Govt.
— Second Place: Dan Bubany, "Bryce Kartler — Mr. Fix It," Arizona State University, Campus Ch. 2, Tempe Govt.

Television Daily Newscast
Winner: No award given.
— Second Place: No award given.
— Third Place: No award given.
— Honorable Mention: Annenberg TV News, University of Southern California, Trojanvision

Television Non-Daily Newscast
Winner: Eye on La Verne, "Producers: Nathan Baca, Erin Coleman, James Morrison, Augustin Avalos and Mark Chiapelli," University of La Verne, LVTV-3 La Verne Community Television
— Second Place: ASU NewsWatch, "Producers: Suzanne Stewart and Mary Sturgill," Arizona State University, Campus Ch. 2, Tempe Govt.

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Online

Online Spot News Reporting
No awards given.

Online General News Reporting
Winner: Dien Magno and Yuki Saito, "Election 2002," San Francisco State University, Golden Gate [X]press Online
— Second Place: Michael Ferraresi, "Sigma Nu hazing," Arizona State University, ASU Web Devil

Online Feature Reporting
Winner: Spartan Daily staff, "People of Our Town," San Jose State University, thespartandaily.com
— Second Place: Cameron MacDonald, "Beyond the Walls," San Francisco State University, Golden Gate [X]press Online

Online In-Depth Reporting
Winner: Joey Crandall, "Could Reno host the biggest little Olympics in the world?," University of Nevada-Reno, Zephyr Online

Online Sports Reporting
Winner: Ryan Sommer, "Spirit of the Disc," San Francisco State University, Golden Gate [X]press Online

Online Opinion and Commentary
Winner: Michael Ferraresi, "ASU football columns," Arizona State University, ASU Web Devil

Best All-Around Online Student Newspaper
Winner: ASU Web Devil, Arizona State University
— Second Place: Daily Bruin Online, University of California-Los Angeles

Best All-Around Online Student Magazine
No awards given.

Best All-Around Online Student Broadcast Station
No awards given.

Best All-Around Independent Online Student Publication
No awards given.

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