Columbia Missourian Sports Section Recognized by the Associated Press Sports Editors

Front Page Collage: APSE Winners
Ben Zack
Ben Zack

Four Print and Digital News Students Earn Writing Awards

Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 27, 2012) — The Columbia Missourian sports section has been named one of the Top 8 in the country in the under-15,000 circulation category in the annual Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) competition. The Missourian also earned honorable mention in the 30,000-and-under category. This is the third consecutive year the Missourian has been recognized for overall excellence by the sports editors. The APSE contest is a national competition among professional sports journalists.

Ben Frederickson
Ben Frederickson

The work of four Missouri students also earned individual honors in the contest.

Photojournalism student Benjamin Zack placed in the Top 10 in the under-2 million unique visitors a month category with his multimedia piece, “High School Hunters.”

Andrew Wagaman
Andrew Wagaman

In the under-30,000 category, print and digital news student Ben Frederickson was named Top 10 for a feature about competitive shuffleboard, and Andrew Wagaman won Top 10 for his project reporting on the University of Missouri’s move to the Southeastern Conference. Harry Plumer was also named Top 10 in the under-30,000 circulation category for sports columns.

Harry Plumer
Harry Plumer

“These are impressive showings against professional sports writers on a national stage,” said Greg Bowers, the Missourian’s sports editor. “These guys work hard and that work, obviously, is beginning to pay off for them. This is a big deal.”

APSE is a national organization that works to improve standards for sports departments of professional news organizations and to recognize professional excellence among its membership. Members are sports editors and reporters at daily newspapers across the U.S.

Front Page Collage: APSE Winners
Front Page Collage: APSE Winners

Updated: August 15, 2019

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