Columbia, Mo. (Nov. 11, 2004) — Seven Missouri School of Journalism magazine and news-editorial students were recognized for outstanding work completed in newsrooms during the past summer.
Christian Detrick, Andrew Eder, Brandon Hoops, Sarah Larimer, Cristian Lupsa, Elspeth Reeve and Arthur Wedler each received a cash prize of $50 for their winning entries in the “What I Did on My Summer Vacation” contest.
The contest, which attracted more than 40 entries, highlighted the impressive reporting, editing and writing talents of Missouri students.
“The body of work represented here shows – again – the strength of reporting and writing by our students,” said Tom Warhover, executive editor of the Missourian and a contest judge. “Clearly, this won’t be the only contest some of these students win.”
“Last year, most of our first-place winners came from internships at newspapers throughout the
nation. This year’s winners were closer to home. I don’t think there’s a particular trend; we continue to get great entries from Columbia, S.C., to Missouri’s C-town,” added Warhover.
Sponsored by the Editorial Department, the contest was open to all journalism students. Entries could be submitted in one of five categories: profile writing, visual presentation, in-depth reporting, spot news and photojournalism. First-place winners each received a cash prize of $50, and gift certificates were awarded to those receiving honorable mentions.
Winners, entry titles and publications in the five categories are as follows.
First place: Arthur Wedler for “Life-Changing Routes,” a story that ran in the Columbia Missourian. Wedler is a news-editorial major from Ballwin. He plans to graduate in May 2005.
First place: Elspeth Reeve for “Treasure Hunters,” a story that ran in Vox magazine. Reeve is a magazine major from Atlanta, Ga., and plans to graduate in May 2005.
First place: Cristian Lupsa for “Finding Refuge,” a story that appeared in Vox magazine. Lupsa is a second year master’s student in news-editorial. He is from Targu-Mures, Romania, and plans to graduate in May 2005.
First place: Brandon Hoops for “Kicking Cares Away,” a story that ran in the July 2 issue of the Columbia Missourian. Hoops is a news-editorial student and plans to graduate in December 2005. His hometown is Freeport, Ill.
First place: Andrew Eder and Sarah Larimer for “Other Side of the Law: Former Officer
Charged with First-Degree Murder,” a story that ran in the Columbia Missourian. Eder, a news-editorial master’s student from Birmingham, Mich., plans to graduate in May 2006. Larimer is a news-editorial student from Salem, Ill. She plans to graduate in May 2006.
First place: Christian Detrick for his portfolio of pictures from his summer internship at The Baltimore Sun. Detrick is a senior photojournalism major, violin performance and psychology double minor, from Loganville, Pa., and plans to graduate in May 2005.