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Chris McCrory from Arizona State University awarded MOEy Best in Show



Matthew Kent, Program Coordinator, 317-920-4788, mkent@spj.org
Zoë Berg, SPJ Communications Coordinator, 317-920-4785, zberg@spj.org

SAN ANTONIO – Chris McCrory from Arizona State University, the national winner for Online In-Depth Reporting, received the MOEy Best in Show at tonight’s Student Union during Excellence in Journalism 2019.

McCrory earned the MOEy – the Society of Professional Journalists top student journalism award -- for his story “In a hole: Arizona officials lack funds to find, secure at least 100,000 abandoned mines.” In this piece, McCrory found that Arizona has at least 100,000 abandoned gold, metal, silver and copper mines around the state and officials only know the location of a small fraction of them.

Each year, student journalists compete regionally in print, TV, radio and online categories. First-place winners advance to compete nationally and are eligible for the MOEy. The best in show award is chosen from more than 4,000 entries in the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards competition.

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