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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 2 Winners/Finalists

Newspapers | Magazines | Photography | Radio | Television | Online


Newspapers

Editorial Writing
Winner: Joshua Riezman, The George Washington University, The GW Hatchet
— Second Place: No award given.
— Third Place: Jeanine Gajewski, Travis Oingenpeel and Jessa Hanebury, James Madison University, The Breeze

Editorial Cartooning
Winner: Seth Casana, James Madison University, The Breeze
— Second Place: Michael Talley, Virginia Commonwealth University, Commonwealth Times
— Third Place: Chandra Anderson, Antijuan Jackson and Tariq Mix, Howard University, The Hilltop

General Column Writing
Winner: Tai Shadrick, Towson University, The Towerlight
— Second Place: Jennifer Hykes, Towson University, The Towerlight
— Third Place: Eric Brandner, Towson University, The Towerlight

Sports Column Writing
Winner: Lauren Silva, "From Left Field" columns, The George Washington University, The GW Hatchet
— Second Place: Hector del Castillo, "In This Corner" columns, Towson University, The Towerlight
— Third Place: Eric Brandner, "Bank Shots" columns, Towson University, The Towerlight

Spot News Reporting
Winner: Jonathan Cribbs and Jason Flanagan, "Shooting of 13-year-old linked to local murders," University of Maryland, The Diamondback
— Second Place: Rachel Leonard and Cleve Wootson, "1 Year Later, New York Still Grieves," University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill, The Daily Tar Heel
— Third Place (tie): Krissah Williams, "Lobbyists, Pedestrians Dodge Bullets," University of Maryland, The Easton (Md.) Star-Democrat
— Third Place (tie): John Frank, "Man Shot to Death of Rosemary Street," University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill, The Daily Tar Heel
— Honorable Mention: The Towerlight staff, "Special Edition — Promise Unfulfilled: Perkins Resigns," Towson University

General News Reporting
Winner: Mike Morris with contributons by Cailin McGough, Eric Brandner, Jennifer Hykes and Chris Terry, Series on Resignation of TU's President, Towson University, The Towerlight
— Second Place: The Daily Tar Heel staff, "Carrying On — One Year Later," University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill
— Third Place: Tamara El-Khoury, "Experts: Search Taking Toll on Officers," University of Maryland, The Montgomery (Md.) Journal
— Honorable Mention: David Clementson and Gayle Bowerman, "NAACP/BSA budgeting protest," James Madison University, The Breeze

In-Depth Reporting
Winner: Alex Kingsbury, Mosheh Oinounou and T. Neil Sroka, "SA forms reveal possible fund misuse," The George Washington University, The GW Hatchet
— Second Place: Laura A. Said, "Slow Justice," University of Maryland, The Daily Record (Baltimore, Md.)
— Third Place (tie): Terra Abrms and Daliz Davies, "Crying Murder," North Carolina Central University, Campus Echo
— Third Place (tie): Gavin Off, "A Pumped-Up Problem," University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill, The Daily Tar Heel

Feature Writing
Winner: Kellie Dixon, "Speaking from the Inside," University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill, The Daily Tar Heel
— Second Place: Ayesha Ahmad, "Shucks! Raw Deal for Oyster Lovers," University of Maryland, The Daily Record (Baltimore, Md.)
— Third Place: Catherine Dolinsky, "Olney Reluctant to Join Black 4th District," University of Maryland, The Prince George's (Md.) Journal
— Honorable Mention: Cedric Bowers, "What's in a Word?," North Carolina Central University, Campus Echo
— Honorable Mention: Nick Parker, "Almost Famous," University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill, The Daily Tar Heel

Sports Writing
Winner: Jamie Agin, "Checking In With the Nation's Most Talented," University of North Carolina: Chapel Hill, The Daily Tar Heel
— Second Place: Hector del Castillo, "One play, no time on the clock," Towson University, The Towerlight
— Third Place: Brian Costa, "Student-athlete grad rate drops," The George Washington University, The GW Hatchet

Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper
Winner: The Daily Tar Heel, University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill
— Second Place: No award given.
— Third Place: No award given.

Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper Newspaper (Published 2 to 4 times a week)
Winner: The Towerlight, Towson University
— Second Place: The GW Hatchet, The George Washington University
— Third Place: The Breeze, James Madison University

Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper (Published less than twice a week)
Winner: Campus Echo, North Carolina Central University
— Second Place: The Bullet, Mary Washington College
— Third Place: No award given.
— Honorable Mention: The Marlin Chronicle, Virginia Wesleyan College

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Magazines

Magazine Non-Fiction Article
Winner: Britt Lake, "Time Out: Taking a year off," University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill, Blue & White Magazine
— Second Place: No award given.
— Third Place: No award given.

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

Best Student Magazine (published more than once a year)
Winner: Blue & White, Britt Lake, Editor, University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill
— Second Place: No award given.
— Third Place: No award given.

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Photography

Spot News Photography
Winner: Andrew Snow, "IMF protests," The George Washington University, The GW Hatchet
— Second Place: No award given.
— Third Place: No award given.

General News Photography
Winner: Saul Stoogenke, "Students Rally for Solidarity," Towson University, The Towerlight
— Second Place: Saul Stoogenke, "Planning Towson's Next Step," Towson University, The Towerlight
— Third Place: Lisa Johnson, "Protestors Oppose War on Iraq," Towson University, The Towerlight
— Honorable Mention: Lisa Johnson, "Towson Pays Tribute to 9-11," Towson University, The Towerlight

Feature Photography
Winner: Rashaun Rucker, "Dog Days," North Carolina Central University, Campus Echo
— Second Place: Michael Feimster, "Postcards from Harlem," North Carolina Central University, Campus Echo
— Third Place: No award given.

Photo Illustration
No awards given.

Sports Photography
Winner: Lisa Johnson, "Tigers Outduel No. 9 Lehigh," Towson University, The Towerlight
— Second Place: Lisa Johnson, "Hicks' third consecutive shutout spurs TU victory," Towson University, The Towerlight
— Third Place: Steve Lafferty, "Long-time rival Delware stopped," Towson University, The Towerlight
— Honorable Mention: Michael Feimster, "Eagles get blasted," North Carolina Central University, Campus Echo

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Radio

Radio Spot News Reporting
No awards given.

Radio Feature
Winner: Sudhir Kumar, "Alfonso Unresty," University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill, www.carolinaweek.org
— Second Place: Sabrina Hall, "Enough is Enough," University of Maryland, WMUC Radio
— Third Place: Jeffrey Schonfeld, "Students Driving Drunk," University of Maryland, WMUC Radio

Radio In-Depth Reporting
Winner: Sabrina Hall, "Enough is Enough," University of Maryland, WMUC Radio
— Second Place: Sudhir Kumar, "The Homeless Dilemma," University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill, www.carolinaweek.org
— Third Place: Sudhir Kumar, "Tuition Increase 2002," University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill, www.carolinaweek.org

Radio Sports Reporting
Winner: Sudhir Kumar, "Club Football," University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill, www.carolinaweek.org
— Second Place: No award given.
— Third Place: No award given.

Radio Daily Newscast
No awards given.

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Television

Television Spot News Reporting
Winner: Rishi Barran, "Sniper Strikes Montgomery County," University of Maryland, UMTV
— Second Place: Katie Calautti, "IMF Impact," University of Maryland, UMTV
— Third Place: Kate Ermolovich, "Beltway Chase," University of Maryland, UMTV

Television General News Reporting
Winner: Regina Willis, "Drunk Driving," University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill
— Second Place: Antonio Viardo, "IMF Protest," University of Maryland, UMTV
— Third Place: Michael Handy, "Loptop Investigation — Part I," University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill, Carolina Week

Television Feature
Winner: Regina Willis, "Goat Farm B&B," University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill, Carolina Week
— Second Place: Alex Lawson, "Woolly Worm Festival," University of North Carolina: Chapel Hill
— Third Place: Antonio Viardo, "Interfaith House," University of Maryland, UMTV

Television In-Depth Reporting
Winner: Gretchen Decker, "Food Access," University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill, WUNC-TV
— Second Place: Brook Young, "Teens in Need of Adoption," Howard University, WHUT-TV
— Third Place: Maryland Newsline, "In-Depth Coverage: Sniper Attacks," University of Maryland

Television Sports Reporting
Winner: Steve Lyerly, "Rugby," University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill, Carolina Week
— Second Place: Aaron Mesmer, "Tarpley," University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill, Carolina Week
— Third Place: Brenton Smith, "Libero," University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill

Television News Photography
Winner: Agnes Lee, "Massaponax," University of Maryland, UMTV
— Second Place: Christian Sorge, "Shooting Spree," University of Maryland, UMTV
— Third Place: Christian Sorge, "Homeland Security Expo," University of Maryland, UMTV

Television Feature Photography
Winner: Erin Du Poix, "Maple View Farm," University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill, Carolina Week
— Second Place: Katie Calautti, "Fire Safety," University of Maryland, UMTV
— Third Place: Christian Sorge, "Pumpkin Patch," University of Maryland, UMTV

Television Sports Photography
Winner: No award given.
— Second Place: No award given.
— Third Place: Christian Sorge, "BB&T Wrap-up," University of Maryland, UMTV

Television Daily Newscast
Winner: Maryland Newsline, University of Maryland, UMTV
— Second Place: No award given.
— Third Place: No award given.

Television Non-Daily Newscast
Winner: Carolina Week, University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill
— Second Place: No award given.
— Third Place: No award given.

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Online

Online Spot News Reporting
No awards given.

Online General News Reporting
Winner: Maha Ezzeddine and staff, "Back to the Drawing Board — Redistricting in the Old Line State," University of Maryland, Maryland Newsline and Capital News Service
— Second Place: No award given.
— Third Place: No award given.

Online Feature Reporting
Winner: Nicole M. Richardson and Ming-Huey Jeng, University of Maryland, Maryland Newsline
— Second Place: No award given.
— Third Place: No award given.

Online In-Depth Reporting
Winner: Kenny Beck, Reginald Hart and Staff, University of Maryland, Maryland Newsline and Capital News Service
— Second Place: No award given.
— Third Place: No award given.

Online Sports Reporting
Winner: Nicole M. Richardson, Gloria Son, Maha Ezzeddine, Scarlett Morao and Staff, "Farewell to Cole," University of Maryland, Maryland Newsline and Capital News Service
— Second Place: Brian Costa, "Pop Starts String as GW Wins Red Auerbach Classic," The George Washington University, gwhatchet.com
— Third Place: No award given.

Online Opinion and Commentary
No awards given.

Best All-Around Online Student Newspaper
Winner: www.thebreeze.org, Theresa Sullivan, Kevin Marinak and Stephen Cembrinski, James Madison University
— Second Place: Campus Echo Online, Jennie Alibasic, North Carolina Central University
— Third Place: No award given.

Best All-Around Online Student Magazine
No awards given.

Best All-Around Online Student Broadcast Station
Winner: Carolina Week, University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill, www.carolinaweek.org
— Second Place: No award given.
— Third Place: No award given.

Best All-Around Independent Online Student Publication
Winner: Maryland Newsline, University of Maryland
— Second Place: No award given.
— Third Place: No award given.

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