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Columbia, Mo. (May 8, 2012) — Four national winners and four national finalists – Missouri School of Journalism students excelled in the
Society of Professional Journalists 2011 Mark of Excellence Awards, recognizing collegiate work published or broadcasted during 2011. This year, student journalists from across the country submitted more than 4,000 entries.
Winners and finalists were previously recognized by receiving first place in one of the SPJ’s 12 regional competitions. Each first-place regional winner advanced to the national competition.
First-place national winners will be recognized at the
Excellence in Journalism 2012 conference Sept. 20-22 in Fort Lauderdale.
The Missouri journalism winners of the SPJ National Mark of Excellence Awards are:
Non-Fiction Magazine Article
National Winner: “The Secret Life of Mules” by Eric Holmberg, writer; Caitie Carter, editor; Berkley Hudson, writing coach; and Mike Jenner, Vox editorial director
Online News Reporting
National Winner: “Student Veterans” by Ileana Llorens, Nick Schnelle, Mallory Benedict, Dalene Rovenstine, Zoey Larsen, Kayla Alewel, David Cawthon, Ryan Cornell, Amanda Harrison, Ted Hart, Jon Hadusek, Rachel Krause, Nicole Oran, Jessica Walsh, Shea Roll, Samantha Sonderen, Andrew Williams, Deron Dalton and Tim Rice
Television News Photography
National Winner: “Volunteers Send Care Packages to Marines” by Emily Spain
Television Sports Reporting
National Winner: “Striking Chords” by Jonah Javad Mirfendereski
Best Student Magazine
National Finalist: “30 Under 30,” Vox magazine
National Finalist: “Citizens for Justice” by Brad Racino
General News Reporting
National Finalist: “Small-town Residents Saddened by Prospect of Post Offices Closing” by Sarah Hoffman
Television In-Depth Reporting
National Finalist: “The Price of Parking” by Brian Johnson Related Articles Apr 4, 2016: Vox Magazine Wins 7 Regional Society of Professional Journalists Awards May 21, 2015: Vox Magazine Earns National SPJ Recognition Apr 23, 2015: KBIA-FM Wins SPJ Sigma Delta Chi Award for Radio Documentary Apr 2, 2015: Missouri Journalism Students Win 12 Regional SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards Oct 3, 2014: 24 Missouri Students Participate in Excellence in Journalism Conference in Nashville May 8, 2014: Vox and Magazine Journalism Students Earn 3 SPJ National Mark of Excellence Awards for Quality Journalism May 2, 2013: SPJ Announces National Mark of Excellence Award Winners Apr 13, 2012: Missouri School of Journalism Students Earn 29 SPJ Regional Mark of Excellence Awards Apr 20, 2011: 17 Students Honored with SPJ Region 7 Mark of Excellence Awards May 10, 2010: 4 National Winners, 4 National Finalists in the SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards Aug 19, 2009: Kyle Stokes Earns a National Mark of Excellence Award from the Society of Professional Journalists Aug 18, 2009: The Society of Professional Journalists Selects the School's Chapter as One of the Best in the Nation Apr 28, 2009: 13 Students Honored with SPJ Region 7 Mark of Excellence Awards Apr 30, 2008: 11 Missouri Journalism Students Receive Mark of Excellence Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists May 31, 2007: Missouri Journalism Reporters Earn Seven Awards in National Society of Professional Journalists' Competition May 14, 2007: 17 Missouri Journalism Students, One Local Media Outlet Claim Mark of Excellence Awards from Regional Society of Professional Journalists Jul 7, 2005: Missouri Students Honored with National Mark of Excellence Awards Apr 15, 2005: Missouri Counts 12 Winners, 15+ Awards, in Region 7 SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards