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Region 6 Mark of Excellence Awards winners announced in Bloomington, Minnesota


4/13/2015


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contacts:
Abbi Martzall, SPJ Awards Coordinator, 317-920-4791, awards@spj.org
Taylor Carlier, SPJ Communications Coordinator, 317-920-4785, tcarlier@spj.org

INDIANAPOLIS — The Society of Professional Journalists recognizes the 2014 Mark of Excellence Awards winners from Region 6. The MOE Awards honor the best of collegiate journalism from a calendar year.

SPJ’s Region 6 comprises Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Honorees received award certificates the weekend of April 11 at the Region 6 Spring Conference in Bloomington, Minnesota. First-place winners will move on to the national MOE competition among category winners from the 12 SPJ regions.

National winners will be notified in the late spring and will be recognized at Excellence in Journalism 2015 (EIJ15) in Orlando, Florida, Sept. 18-20.

Entries are judged by professionals with at least three years of journalism experience. The awards honor the best in student journalism. As such, judges were directed to choose only those entries they felt were outstanding work worthy of such an honor. If the judges determined that none of the entries rose to the level of excellence, no award was given. Any category not listed has no winner.

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

See the list below for details on the Region 6 winners, and direct any MOE Awards questions to Awards Coordinator Abbi Martzall: awards@spj.org and 317-920-4791.

Note: The list reflects the spelling and titles submitted in the award-entry process.

ART/GRAPHICS
Feature Photography (Small) 1-9,999 Students
Winner: Mrs. Bergie Mellin - by Gino Terrell, Hamline University

General News Photography (Small) 1-9,999 Students
Winner: Hamline alum hypes Pipers Pregame - by Gino Terrell, Hamline University

Sports Photography (Large) 10,000+ Students
Winner: Melvin Gordon Gameday Cover - by Wil Gibb, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Finalist: NDSU keeps Dakota Marker in Fargo - by Stephen Risk, North Dakota State University

Sports Photography (Small) 1-9,999 Students
Winner: What a catch! - by Gino Terrell, Hamline University
Finalist: In Hutton Arena on Halloween night - by Gino Terrell, Hamline University

MAGAZINES
Best Student Magazine
Winner: Curb - by Curb Magazine 2014 Staff, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Finalist: 110 things for 110 years of the Marquette Journal - by A. Martina Ibáñez-Baldor and the Marquette Journal staff, Marquette University

Non-Fiction Magazine Article
Winner: Trees are stronger than wood - by Lauren Nicole Mather, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Finalist: Brewing like it's 1852 - by Garth Beyer, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Finalist: Forever a hunter - by Esta Pratt-Kielley, University of Wisconsin - Madison

NEWSPAPERS
Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper
Winner: The Daily Cardinal - by The Daily Cardinal Staff, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Best All-Around Non Daily Student Newspaper
Winner: The Marquette Tribune - by The Marquette Tribune Staff, Marquette University
Finalist: The Spectrum - by The Spectrum Staff, North Dakota State University
Finalist: The Collegian - by Marcus Traxler, Jordan Smith and Maddi Anderson, South Dakota State University

Breaking News Reporting (Large) 10,000+ Students
Winner: Wisconsin ban on same-sex marriage overturned, couples start to marry - by Andrew Hahn, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Finalist: NDSU Hires Stony Brook’s Matt Larsen as new AD - by Colton Pool, North Dakota State University

Editorial Writing
Winner: The Daily Cardinal Editorials - by Daily Cardinal Editorial Board, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Finalist: Students' Association by-law in question; Notice needed in election; Understaff, underfunded - by Maddi Anderson & Jordan Smith , South Dakota State University

Feature Writing (Large) 10,000+ Students
Winner: ‘Forbidden Art’ brings humanity- affirming art from concentration camp museum to Madison - by Selena Handler, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Finalist: Action Project: Riding on two wheels in a world of four - by Melissa Howison, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Finalist: A lifesaving friendship - by Jordan Smith, South Dakota State University

Feature Writing (Small) 1-9,999 Students
Winner: Allen Tan's journey from Shanghai to Hamline School of Business - by Gino Terrell, Hamline University
Finalist: Soccer, school and swimming: all in a day's work - by Gino Terrell, Hamline University

General Column Writing (Large) 10,000+ Students
Winner: Column writing - by Michael Penn II, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Finalist: Don'tcha know? - by Jack Dura, North Dakota State University
Finalist: Column writing - by John Schmidt, South Dakota State University

General News Reporting (Large) 10,000+ Students
Winner: UW campus voted more Republican in 2014 than recent years - by Polo Rocha, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Finalist: UW System campuses offering students special IDs for voting - by Polo Rocha, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Finalist: Crashing down - by Maddi Anderson, South Dakota State University

General News Reporting (Small) 1-9,999 Students
Winner: Young Suave meet and greet - by Gino Terrell, Hamline University

In-Depth Reporting (Large) 10,000+ Students
Winner: Action Project: Recruiting and retaining future Badgers who complete the conversation - by Melissa Howison, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Finalist: Aquatic Center measure on ballot without procedure in place - by Colton Pool, North Dakota State University

Sports Column Writing
Winner: Sports columns - by Jim Dayton, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Finalist: Sports columns - by Jack Baer, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Sports Writing (Large) 10,000+ Students
Winner: Rod DeHaven: From SDSU to the Olympics and back - by Robert Myers, South Dakota State University
Finalist: The Behind-the-scenes Team - by Sam Herder, North Dakota State University
Finalist: USHL hockey returns to Madison, but will the fans? - by Brian Weidy, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Sports Writing (Small) 1-9,999 Students
Winner: Shefveland saves her career on ice - by Gino Terrell, Hamline University
Finalist: Hamline volleyball: 'Always' believing - by Gino Terrell, Hamline University

ONLINE
Best Affiliated Web Site
Winner: Curb Online - by Curb Magazine 2014 Staff, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Best Digital-Only Student Publication
Winner: Horizon Lines, Volume 13; Behind the lens: A different perspective - by Horizon Lines Staff, Minnesota State University Moorhead
Finalist: Media Milwaukee - by Media Milwaukee staff, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Best Independent Online Student Publication
Winner: TommieMedia.com - by TommieMedia staff, University of St. Thomas

Best Use of Multimedia
Winner: Obama visits St. Paul, outlines transit proposal - by Morgan Neu, Briggs LeSavage and Heidi Enninga, University of St. Thomas
Finalist: St. Thomas, U of M students protest Ferguson decision - by Grace Pastoor and Simeon Lancaster, University of St. Thomas

Online Feature Reporting
Winner: Swim and dive’s Hodgson retires after 35 years - by Briggs LeSavage, University of St. Thomas
Finalist: Searching for Climax - by Madalyn Laske, Minnesota State University Moorhead
Finalist: The Students of Architecture - by Helen Koth, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Online In-Depth Reporting
Winner: Shattering Silence: Sexual Assault - by Ashley Peck, Minnesota State University Moorhead
Finalist: National spotlight shines on campus sexual assault - by Grace Pastoor, Rebecca Mariscal and Jamie Bernard, University of St. Thomas

Online News Reporting
Winner: Sexual Aassault on the UW-Milwaukee campus: The Messy Realities - by Madeline Power-Luetscher Sean Cornell Ryan Artmann, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Finalist: Voices of UWM voters: A campus divided - by Media Milwaukee staff, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Finalist: Intimidation, disease prevention cited as reasons for new sleeveless gym policy - by John Gingrass Helen Koth, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Online Sports Reporting
Winner: Men’s hockey wins first MIAC playoff title since 2010 - by Jacob Sevening and Eric Wuebben, University of St. Thomas
Finalist: The culture of ultimate frisbee - by Helen Koth, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Finalist: St. Thomas shuts down ‘MIAC’s best’ - by Jesse Krull, University of St. Thomas

RADIO BROADCAST
Radio Feature
Winner: Latin Assimilation - by Katherine Garcia, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Finalist: World War II Flying Fortress makes stop at St. Cloud Regional Airport - by Vicki Ikeogu, St. Cloud State University
Finalist: Wintertime fresh at Mitchell Park Domes - by Mary Jo Contino, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Radio In-Depth Reporting
Winner: Genocide Awareness Project - by Korina Borash, St. Cloud State University
Finalist: Modern Dairy Farming - by Andrew Dunlap, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Radio News Reporting
Winner: SCSU hosts Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast - by Steve Coursolle, St. Cloud State University
Finalist: Job fair draws hopeful students in hard times - by Evan Vogel, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Radio Sports Reporting
Winner: MSUM rugby - by Hans Kammerer, Minnesota State University Moorhead

TELEVISION BROADCAST
Best All-Around Television Newscast
Winner: Campus News from 4-26-14 - by Campus News, Minnesota State University Moorhead
Finalist: UTVS News - by Elizabeth Burda, Danielle Maroney, Taylor Budge, Colette Jackson, St. Cloud State University
Finalist: Studio One Show #503 - by Staff, University of North Dakota - Studio One

Television Feature Reporting
Winner: Fun with physics - by Onize Ohikere, Minnesota State University Moorhead
Finalist: Family farm fun - by Marty Mueller, University of North Dakota
Finalist: Powwow dancer - by Jordan Schroeer, Minnesota State University Moorhead

Television General News Reporting
Winner: Ruining the ruins - by Erin Nordloh, University of WIsconsin-Milwaukee
Finalist: Lockdown - by News Staff, University of WIsconsin-Milwaukee
Finalist: Pig diet research - by Meredith Wathne, Minnesota State University Moorhead

Television In-Depth Reporting
Winner: Ready, or not? - by News Staff, University of WIsconsin-Milwaukee

Television News and Feature Photography
Winner: Fun with physics - by Naoya Uchida, Minnesota State University Moorhead
Finalist: High heel walk - by Nick Broadway, Minnesota State University Moorhead
Finalist: NDSU Jazz Festival - by Naoya Uchida, Minnesota State University Moorhead

Television Sports Photography
Winner: Scuba class at MSUM - by Lindsay Anderson Mike Hanson, Minnesota State University Moorhead
Finalist: Battleship at MSUM - by Naoya Uchida, Minnesota State University Moorhead

Television Sports Reporting
Winner: Back to the court - by Kenny Buck, Minnesota State University Moorhead
Finalist: Yo-yo World Champion - by Macy Egeland, Minnesota State University Moorhead

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