Journalism Students Win 26 Awards, Sweep Infographics at National Design Competition

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Columbia, Mo. (May 10, 2004) — Students from the Missouri School of Journalism swept awards in the infographics category of the 2004 National College Newspaper Design competition. Including the sweep, students from MU won a total of 26 awards with two in the Designer of the Year category.

Missouri students have the opportunity to design and create infographics for both the Columbia Missourian, the daily morning community newspaper, and Vox, a city magazine.

“Not many universities offer training specifically in creating information graphics,” Missourian Senior News and Graphics Editor Reuben Stern said. “The rarity of this graphics education makes our students who are interested in doing graphics as a career highly desirable to potential employers out in the newspaper field.”

This year’s competition, held at the Missouri School of Journalism, attracted close to 800 entries from college newspapers across the country. Categories covered all aspects of newspaper design as well as infographics. The annual contest was sponsored by the Student Society for News Design chapter at MU, a student organization for those interested in visual journalism for a career.

“The Missouri School of Journalism tends to attract top-notch students, so it’s not so surprising so many would do well,” Stern said. “Each year we keep increasing the number of total awards that we win and I’m very pleased with how well we did this year.” This year’s winners list: The infographics winners were:

  • Shaffer Grubb, First Place (“Iraq’s Toll on American Troops”)
  • Renee Fullerton, Second Place (“The Painful Truth”)
  • Erin McGowan, Third Place (“Telephotos”)
  • Bob Britten and Cara DeMichele, Honorable Mention (“Driven to Destruction”)
  • Xinning Huang, Honorable Mention (“Typical nightly sleep cycle…”)

In addition to the graphics winners, the following Missouri students were honored:

Roxanne Berry

    • Honorable Mention, Magazine or Tabloid Spread (“Naked Ambition”)

Erica Brooks

    • Third place, Designer of the Year
    • Honorable Mention, Sports Feature Page (“Quenching the Drought”)
    • Honorable Mention, Magazine or Tabloid Spread (“Dean of the Lobby”)
    • Honorable Mention, Magazine or Tabloid Spread (“Driven to Destruction”)

Jenna Busey

    • Third Place, Feature pages (“Reaching New Extremes”)

Cara DeMichele

    • Second Place, Magazine or Special Section Cover/one per semester (“Outdoors”)

Erica Endicott

    • First Place, Magazine or Special Section Cover/at least monthly (“How to Issue”)

Renee Fullerton

    • Second Place, Page One/Cover design of non-news section (“The Once & Future River”)
    • Honorable Mention, Designer of the Year
    • Honorable Mention, Feature Pages (“A Bias Against Baby”)

Xinning Huang

    • Honorable Mention, Magazine or Special Section Cover – once a semester or less (“Murdered”)

Laura Konrad

    • First Place, Magazine or Tabloid Spread (“They Got Game”)
    • Honorable Mention, Magazine or Special Section Cover-at least monthly (“Restaurant Guide”)

Zeina Makky

    • First Place, Page One/Cover design of non-news section (“The Unusual Suspects”)
    • Honorable Mention, Feature Pages (“Gadgets Galore”)

Zeina Makky and Meredith Day

    • First Place, Illustration (“The Unusual Suspects”)

Micah Moran

    • Honorable Mention, Page One/News Design (“Mo-Mentum”)

Hilary Solan and Colleen Pauley

    • Third Place, Sports Pages (“Tough Ground”)

Vox Magazine Staff

    • Second Place, Overall Design of a Magazine/at least monthly (“Green Issue”)
    • Third Place, Overall Design of a Magazine/at least monthly (“Prep 101”)

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