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Region 11 Mark of Excellence Awards winners announced in San Diego


5/2/2017


Contacts:
Abbi Martzall, SPJ Events Coordinator, 317-920-4791, amartzall@spj.org
Rachel Semple, SPJ Communications Coordinator, 317-920-4785, rsemple@spj.org

INDIANAPOLIS — The Society of Professional Journalists recognizes the best collegiate journalism in Region 11 with 2016 Mark of Excellence Awards winners.

SPJ’s Region 11 comprises Arizona, California and Nevada. Honorees received award certificates the weekend of April 28 at the Region 11 Conference. First-place winners will compete at the national level among other regional MOE winners from the 12 SPJ regions.

National winners will be notified in the late spring and will be recognized at the Excellence in Journalism conference in Anaheim, California.

MOE Awards entries are judged by professionals with at least three years of journalism experience. Judges were directed to choose entries they felt were among the best in student journalism. If no entry rose to the level of excellence, no award was given. Any category not listed has no winner.

School divisions are based on student enrollment, including both graduate and undergraduate: Large schools have at least 10,000 students and small schools have 9,999 or fewer students.

The list below details all Region 11 winners. If you have any questions regarding the MOE Awards, contact Abbi Martzall via email or phone at 317-920-4791.

This list reflects the spelling and titles submitted in the award entries.

Art / Graphics
Breaking News Photography (Large)
Winner: Mill Avenue Protest – by Reilly Kneedler, Arizona State University
Finalist: Vigil following Orlando nightclub shooting – by Sydney Richardson, University of Arizona
Finalist: Trumping Tradition – by Santiago Mejia, City College of San Francisco

Editorial Cartooning
Winner: Natalie Goldstein editorial cartoons – by Natalie Goldstein, California State University, Fullerton
Finalist: The Sun – by Blake Tomczak, Dan Cordero, Southwestern College
Finalist: Union cartoons – by Eugene Chang and Elijah Hicks, El Camino Community College

Feature Photography (Large)
Winner: Border Walk – by Courtney Pedroza, Arizona State University
Finalist: Dallas Immigrant Family – by Courtney Pedroza, Arizona State University
Finalist: Student looks to brighter future – by Gabriella Angotti-Jones, City College of San Francisco

Feature Photography (Small)
Winner: Flight on wheels – by Helen Arase, University of La Verne

General News Photography (Large)
Winner: Boots on the ground – by Kathy Chen, University of California Los Angeles
Finalist: Through long battle with cancer, Phoenix artist persists in work – by Courtney Pedroza, Arizona State University

Photo Illustration (Large)
Winner: Alperts Give Millions for Music – by Edward Locke, Los Angeles City College
Finalist: As Real as Our Bodies: The Water Libearation – by Eve Moreno, Los Angeles City College
Finalist: Daydreams & Nightmares – by Shannon Godly, Los Angeles City College

Sports Photography (Large)
Winner: UCLA gymnastics triumphs over Utah with thrilling comeback routines - by Angie Wang, University of California Los Angeles
Finalist: Passing the Ball – by Reilly Kneedler, Arizona State University
Finalist: No. 16 UCLA falls 31-24 in overtime to unranked Texas A&M – by Miriam Bribiesca, University of California Los Angeles

Magazines
Best Student Magazine
Winner: Collegian Times – by Staff, Los Angeles City College
Finalist: Etc. Magazine Fall 2016 – by Etc. Magazine Staff, City College of San Francisco
Finalist: La Verne Magazine, Winter 2016 – by Staff, University of La Verne

Non-Fiction Magazine Article
Winner: Hey, Nonprofit Offices. 1985 Called and It Wants Its Taupe Walls Back. – by Melissa Batchelor Warnke, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

Newspapers
Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper
Winner: The Daily Californian – by Staff, UC Berkeley
Finalist: Daily Bruin – by Daily Bruin Staff, University of California Los Angeles

Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper
Winner: Arizona Daily Wildcat – by Staff, University of Arizona
Finalist: Best non-daily student newspaper entries – by Staff, El Camino Community College
Finalist: The Guardsman – by The Guardsman Staff, City College of San Francisco

Breaking News Reporting (Large)
Winner: Thousands of East Bay high schoolers flood Berkeley streets protesting Trump victory – by Staff, UC Berkeley
Finalist: Two dead in murder-suicide on UCLA campus- by Angie Wang, Roberto Luna Jr., University of California Los Angeles
Finalist: Students protest Trump victory early Wednesday morning – by Ryan Leou, Tanner Walters, University of California Los Angeles

Breaking News Reporting (Small)
Winner: The Panther's coverage of Tim the Turkey – by The Panther news team, Chapman University
Finalist: Protestors speak out against Trump – by Emily Lau, Celene Vargas, University of La Verne

Editorial Writing
Winner: Daily Bruin editorials – by Daily Bruin Editorial Board, University of California Los Angeles
Finalist: The Sun Unsigned – by The Sun editorial board, Southwestern College

Feature Writing (Large)
Winner: The classroom, the ballot and the big bad wall — Oakland’s children tackle the Trump effect – by Rosa Furneaux, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
Finalist: The uncertain fate of the Salt River horses – by Rebecca Brisley, Arizona State University
Finalist: ‘The sky in the east was bright red’ – by Alexandra Yoon-Hendricks, UC Berkeley

Feature Writing (Small)
Winner: The Breaking Point – by The Panther staff, Chapman University
Finalist: Someone You Know – by The Panther staff, Chapman University
Finalist: Fighting the Status Quo – by Emily Lau, University of La Verne

General Column Writing (Large)
Winner: Daily Bruin Opinion columns – by Daily Bruin Opinion, University of California Los Angeles
Finalist: Melissa Batchelor Warnke's three columns – by Melissa Batchelor Warnke, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

General Column Writing (Small)
Winner: General Column Writing - Olivia Round – by Olivia Round, Loyola Marymount University

General News Reporting (Large)
Winner: LGBT Christians at UCLA speak out on InterVarsity policy – by Catherine Liberty Feliciano, University of California Los Angeles
Finalist: 19 campus employees violated UC sexual harassment policies in past seven years – by Alexandra Yoon-Hendricks, Katy Abbott, Melissa Wen, UC Berkeley
Finalist: The gates of mercy shall be open – by Cristofer Garcia-Saldivar, Southwestern College

General News Reporting (Small)
Winner: Living the Diversity Mission – by Kristina Bugante, University of La Verne
Finalist: No Human Being is Illegal – by The Los Angeles Loyolan, Loyola Marymount University

In-Depth Reporting (Large)
Winner: Caring for the caregivers – by Shreya Aiyar, Daniel Alcazar, Miriam Bribiesca, University of California Los Angeles

In-Depth Reporting (Small)
Winner: Lost in Translation: Interpreter Shortage Deprives Justice in Santa Clara County Courts – by John Flynn, Santa Clara University
Finalist: Homeless State University – by Sam Armanino, Jen Kelly, Alex Badger, Geneva Peppars, Humboldt State University

Sports Column Writing
Winner: Claire-ification – by Claire Fahy, University of California Los Angeles
Finalist: Sports with Sophie – by Sophie Goethals, UC Berkeley
Finalist: Cameron Miller sports column collection – by Cameron Miller, Arizona State University

Sports Writing (Large)
Winner: From California to kibbutz, former ASU track star runs winding road to represent Israel in Rio – by Logan Newman, Arizona State University
Finalist: Fϊtbol, faith and family collide for ASU soccer's Lucy Lara – by Kendall Valenzuela, Arizona State University
Finalist: Arizona’s public universities working to diversify their athletic departments – by Danielle Eurich, Arizona State University

Sports Writing (Small)
Winner: Women Athletes Face Body Criticism – by Jolene Nacapuy, University of La Verne

Online
Best Affiliated Website
Winner: DailyWildcat.com – by Staff, University of Arizona
Finalist: The Sundial – by Staff, California State University Northridge

Best Independent Online Student Publication
Winner: Downtown Devil – by Downtown Devil Staff, Arizona State University

Best Use of Multimedia
Winner: Building a Wall – by Staff, Arizona State University
Finalist: Native Americans still fight for voting equality – by Erin Vogel-Fox, Courtney Columbus, Marianne Hauglie and Mike Lakusiak, Arizona State University
Finalist: America scrubs millions from the voter rolls. Is it fair? – by Sean Holstege, Emily L. Mahoney, Hillary Davis and Jimmy Miller, Arizona State University

Online Feature Reporting
Winner: ASU parties on – by Jacob Goldstein, Devin Conley, Arizona State University

Online In-Depth Reporting
Winner: School takeovers leave parents without a voice in education – by Lily Altavena, Rose Velazquez and Natalie Griffin, Arizona State University
Finalist: Lawmakers at odds over voting rights for felons – by Kate Peifer and Rose Velazquez, Arizona State University
Finalist: Caring for the caregivers – by Shreya Aiyar, Daniel Alcazar, Miriam Bribiesca, University of California Los Angeles

Online News Reporting
Winner: Voters will face a maze of new requirements in November – by Emily L. Mahoney, Arizona State University
Finalist: Boots on the ground – by Daily Bruin Staff, University of California Los Angeles
Finalist: Judge finds sufficient evidence against former student accused of threatening to kill professor ... – by Phil Sidavong, El Camino Community College

Online Sports Reporting
Winner: The shot caller – by Claire Fahy, University of California Los Angeles
Finalist: National anthem protest has national trickle-down effect – by Katherine Fitzgerald, Krandall Brantley, Rochelle Romero, Arizona State University
Finalist: The many faces of Sean Miller and his ride to college basketball elite – by Matt Wall (written); Alex Guyton (video), University of Arizona

Online Opinion and Commentary
Winner: Daily Aztec Online Opinion submission – by Andrew Dyer, San Diego State University
Finalist: Phoenix Rising – by Ryan Boyd, Arizona State University

Radio
Best All-Around Radio Newscast
Winner: Winner From Where We Are – by Meghan Coyle, Alana Bracken, Ian Hurley, Miranda Myers, University of Southern California

Radio Feature
Winner: Meet the City Kid Turned Rodeo King – by Lacy Jane Roberts, University of California Berkeley Journalism School
Finalist: A New Kind of User Research – by Taylor Villanueva, University of Southern California
Finalist: LA Grafitti: A Tagger in Training – by Jonathan Shiflett, University of Southern California

Radio In-Depth Reporting
Winner: OUTBREAK: A Doctor Visit Like No Other – by Nadine Sebai, University of California - Berkeley
Finalist: Why Tiki? – by Paola Mardo, University of Southern California

Radio News Reporting
Winner: Patient Mix-ups – by Jennifer Lower, University of Southern California
Finalist: Phoenix De-escalation Training – by Selena Makrides, Arizona State University
Finalist: Mass Burial for Unclaimed Dead – by Betsy Carter, University of Southern California

Radio Sports Reporting
Winner: Unassisted Triple Play – by Olivia Richard, Arizona State University

Television
Best All-Around Television Newscast
Winner: Cronkite News Election Night – by Tyler Krause, Xavier Smith, Arizona State University
Finalist: Annenberg TV News – by Eli Goodstein, Grace DeWitt, Connor McGlynn, Avery Etuk, University of Southern California
Finalist: Valley View News – by Valley View News Staff, California State University, Northridge

Television Breaking News Reporting
Winner: See It Live – Prince – by Brad Streicher, Abby Flaxer, Emily Lee, Eli Goodstein, University of Southern California

Television Feature Reporting
Winner: What It's Like to Leave Iraq for a Life in America – by Luisa Conlon, Hanna Miller, Lacy Jane Roberts, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
Finalist: SCHOOL OF LUTHIERY – by Adriana De Alba, Arizona State University
Finalist: Graffiti Artist Betters Community – by Brad Streicher, University of Southern California

Television General News Reporting
Winner: Syrian refugees find mental and physical rehabilitation in Jordan – by Luisa Conlon, Hanna Miller, Lacy Jane Roberts, University of California Berkeley Journalism
Finalist: Trump Effect Leads To More Immigrants Becoming Citizens – by Yahaira Jacquez Arizona State University
Finalist: Olympic pin trading lives on in Rio De Janeiro – by Giselle Cancio, Arizona State University

Television In-Depth Reporting
Winner: Growing Up Together – by Daniela Jaimes, Sandra Velarde, University of La Verne
Finalist: Haitian immigrants wait at the border – by Ryan Thompson, Magali Gauthier, University of Southern California
Finalist: How Safe is Safe? – by Alexandra De Leon, Lauren Harchut, University of La Verne

Television News and Feature Photography
Winner: Food Waste at Nogales Border – by Yahaira Jacquez, Arizona State University

Television Sports Photography
Winner: ASU swimmer represents Serbia in upcoming Olympic Games – by Ao Gao, Arizona State University

Television Sports Reporting
Winner Former NFL, ASU QB Plummer seeks game-changer to painkillers – by Giselle Cancio, Lindsey Wisniewski, Arizona State University
Finalist: Newbury Park Feature - Chris Brooks – by Rochelle Romero, Arizona State University
Finalist: UCLA's own Golden Snitch – by Justine Sto. Tomas, Bryan Firks, University of California Los Angeles

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