More Than 400 Key Accomplishments, Awards and Recognitions

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Faculty and Students Recognized for Excellence During 2011-12 Academic Year

Columbia, Mo. (June 4, 2012) — Missouri School of Journalism students and faculty earned more than 400 top awards, honors and recognitions in writing, design, research, design, strategic communication and other areas during the 2011-12 academic year. The following list outlines these international, national and regional distinctions.

Adobe Web Analytics National Competition  [Related]

  • Third Place Team

Alaska Journal of Commerce

  • Online master’s student selected for “Top 40 Under Forty” issue

American Academy of Advertising

  • Faculty and doctoral students present peer-reviewed papers at annual conference

American Advertising Federation

  • 12 students inducted in Alpha Delta Sigma, a national honor society

American Advertising Federation, Kansas City Chapter Student Competition  [Related]

  • Gold ADDY, Print Magazine Category
  • Silver ADDY, Mixed Media Campaign Category

American Advertising Federation National Student Advertising Competition

  • Fourth Place, District 9

American Copy Editors Society  [Related]

  • $1,000 Copy Editing Scholarship, three of five national winners are Missouri journalism students

American Journalism Historians Association  [Related]

  • Distinguished Administrator Award given to Dean Mills
SPJ Award

Included in the nearly 400 top honors and recognitions during the 2011-12 academic year were four national winners and four national finalists in the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards.

Arab-U.S. Association for Communication Educators

  • First Place, Excellence in Research in English

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication  [Related] and [Related]

  • 94 Peer-Reviewed Papers Presented
  • Top Faculty Paper, Communication Theory and Methodology Division
  • Top Student Paper, Community Journalism Interest Group
  • Top Faculty Paper, History Division
  • Top Paper, Special Call, Media Ethics Division
  • Top Faculty Paper; Newspaper Division
  • Top Faculty Paper, Radio-Television Journalism Division
  • First Place Faculty Paper, Law and Policy Division
  • First Place Faculty Paper, Minorities and Communication Division
  • Second Place, Mass Communication and Society Division
  • Second Place Faculty Paper, Minorities and Communication Division
  • Second Place Research Paper, Advertising Division
  • Third Place Paper, Graduate Education Interest Group
  • Fourth Place, Mass Communication and Society Division

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Student Magazine Contest  [Related]

  • Honorable Mention, Consumer Magazine Article: People
  • Honorable Mention, Consumer Magazine Article: Investigation and Analysis
  • Honorable Mention, Consumer Magazine Article: First Person
  • Honorable Mention, Single Issue of an Ongoing Print Magazine: Design
  • Honorable Mention, Single Issue of an Ongoing Print Magazine: Editorial

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Visual Communication Division  [Related]

  • Berkley Hudson named editor of Visual Communication Quarterly

Associated Press  [Related]

  • Three students among 20 selected as summer interns, 1,000+ applicants

Associated Press Sports Editors  [Related]

  • Top 8 Sports Section, Under 15,000 Circulation Category, Columbia Missourian
  • Top 10 Feature Writing, Student Honor (no ranking)
  • Top 10 Project Reporting, Student Honor (no ranking)
  • Top 10 Columns, Student Honor (no ranking)

Big 12 Conference

  • Student named to 2012 Academic All-Big 12 Softball Team

Books

  • “Macon: The People and Stories of Missouri’s City of Maples”
    (Edited by a master’s student.)  [Related]
  • “Reporting Disaster on Deadline”
    (Authored by faculty and an alumnus.)  [Related]

Carnegie Corporation and John S. and James L. Knight Foundation  [Related]

  • News21 Fellowship

Center for Media Religion and Culture Conference on Digital Religion

  • Doctoral student presents peer-reviewed paper at annual conference

Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange

  • Yong Volz is one of 12 in U.S. to receive generous research grant

College Photographer of the Year

  • Gold, Spot News
  • Silver, Illustration
  • Silver, International Picture Story
  • Bronze, Domestic Picture Story
  • Award of Excellence, Spot News

Dow Jones News Fund

  • Eight students selected as summer interns

Fox Sports Network  [Related]

  • Student-created campaign, “Every Game Matters,” airs on Fox Sports Midwest

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

  • Betty Winfield, Fulbright Distinguished Chair, University of Warsaw in Poland

German-American Fulbright Commission

  • Three students to be among select few from U.S. journalism schools for Young American Journalist Program

Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal

  • Faculty members has one peer-reviewed article published

Hearst Corporation’s Innovation group and Reynolds Journalism Institute  [Related]

  • National Winner, 2012 Student Media Design Competition

Hearst Journalism Awards

National Championships

  • Third Place, National Multimedia Championship
  • Third Place, National Television Broadcast News Championship
  • Finalist, National Television Broadcast News Championship

Monthly Competitions

  • Finalist, Multimedia
  • Second Place, Television II News [Related]
  • Fourth Place, Overall Writing Awards
  • Fourth Place, Enterprise Reporting [Related]
  • Fourth Place, Multimedia I Features [Related]
  • Fourth Place, Multimedia III News
  • Fourth Place, Television II News [Related]
  • Fifth Place, Multimedia I Features [Related]
  • Sixth Place, Enterprise Reporting [Related]
  • Eighth Place, Multimedia II Features [Related]
  • Eighth Place, Personality/Profile Writing [Related]
  • Tenth Place, Breaking News [Related]
  • Tenth Place, Multimedia IV [Related]

Howard Journal of Communications

  • Faculty member co-authors a peer-reviewed article

Ingram’s Kansas City Business Magazine  [Related]

  • Professor Emeritus Don Ranly named an “icon of education”

International Association of Business Communicators  [Related]

  • Professor Emeritus Don Ranly named “All-Star Speaker”

International Communication Association

  • 23 peer-reviewed paper and panel presentations
  • Faculty chair two sessions
Kansas City Press Club Heart of America Awards
  • Gold, Documentary Program, KOMU-TV
  • Gold: Feature Reporting, KOMU-TV
  • Gold: Photojournalism, KOMU-TV
  • Silver: Feature Reporting, KOMU-TV
  • Silver: Newscast, KOMU-TV
  • Silver: Photojournalism, KOMU-TV
  • Silver: Sports, KOMU-TV
  • Bronze: General Reporting, KOMU-TV
  • Bronze: Photojournalism, KOMU-TV

McCormick Foundation

  • School one of only six to receive $5,000 grant for national “1 for All” campaign [Related]
  • $50,000 grant funds news literacy survey [Related]

Michigan State University Design Contest for College Students

  • Second Place, Sports Page Newspaper
  • Third Place, Infographics
  • Third Place, Front Page Newspaper
  • Honorable Mention, Front Page Newspaper

Mid-America Emmy Award, Regional  [Related]

  • Professor Emeritus Rod Gelatt inducted into Gold Circle
  • College Student Award
  • Regional Emmy, Community Service
  • Regional Emmy, Historical/Cultural
  • Regional Emmy, Photography
  • Regional Emmy, Video Editing

Mindfire, an Idea Engine by Ketchum  [Related]

  • Challenge winner

Missouri Broadcasters Association

  • Winner, Best Feature Report, KOMU-TV
  • Winner: Best News Series, KBIA-FM
  • Winner, Best News Series, KOMU-TV
  • Winner: Best Weathercast, KOMU-TV
  • Certificate of Merit: Documentary, KOMU-TV
  • Certificate of Merit: Investigative Reporting, KOMU-TV
  • Certificate of Merit: Promotion, KOMU-TV
  • Certificate of Merit: Special Programs, KBIA-FM
  • Certificate of Merit: Sports, KOMU-TV

Missouri Press Association for the Columbia Missourian  [Related]

  • Gold Medal, Class 2
  • First Place, Best Ad or Promotion of an Advertisement
  • First Place, Best Business Story-News or Feature
  • First Place, Best Breaking News Story
  • First Place, Community Service Award
  • First Place, Best Coverage of Family Living
  • First Place, Best Coverage of Government
  • First Place, Best Columnist-Humorous
  • First Place, Best Story about Education
  • First Place, Best Front Page
  • First Place, Best Front-to-Back Newspaper Design
  • First Place, Best Information Graphic
  • First Place, Best Investigative Reporting
  • First Place, Best Local Business Coverage
  • First Place, Best News Story
  • First Place, Best News or Feature Series
  • First Place, Best Photo Package
  • First Place, Best Story about Rural Life or Agriculture
  • First Place, Best Special Section
  • First Place, Best Story about Religion
  • First Place, Best Sports Feature Story
  • First Place, Best Sports News Story or Package
  • First Place, Best Sports Pages
  • First Place, Best Sports Photograph
  • Second Place, Best Columnist-Humorous
  • Second Place, Best Columnist-Serious
  • Second Place, Best Story about Education
  • Second Place, Best Feature Story
  • Second Place, General Excellence
  • Second Place, Best Headline Writing
  • Second Place, Best Story about History
  • Second Place, Best Information Graphic
  • Second Place, Best News Content
  • Second Place, Best Story about the Outdoors
  • Second Place, Best News Photograph
  • Second Place, Best Photo Illustration
  • Second Place, Best Photo Package
  • Second Place, Best Story about Religion
  • Second Place, Best Story about Rural Life or Agriculture
  • Second Place, Best Special Section
  • Second Place, Best Sports Photograph
  • Third Place, Best Columnist-Humorous
  • Third Place, Best Columnist-Serious
  • Third Place, Best Information Graphic
  • Third Place, Best News or Feature Series
  • Third Place, Best Story about the Outdoors
  • Third Place, Best Page Design
  • Third Place, Best Photo Illustration
  • Third Place, Best Story about Religion
  • Third Place, Best Sports Feature Story
  • Third Place, Best Sports News Story or Package
  • Third Place, Best Special Section
  • Honorable Mention, Best Story about History (1)
  • Honorable Mention, Best Story about History (2)
  • Honorable Mention, Best Investigative Reporting
  • Honorable Mention, Best News or Feature Series
  • Honorable Mention, Best Photo Package (1)
  • Honorable Mention, Best Photo Package (2)
  • Honorable Mention, Best Sports Feature Story

National Press Photographers Association Monthly Multimedia Competition

  • First Place, Video Category
  • First Place, Audio Slideshow Category
  • Second Place, Audio Slideshow Category

National Press Photographers Association Quarterly Contest  [Related]

  • First Place, News Page, Second quarter 2011
  • Second Place, Feature Page, Second quarter 2011
  • Third Place, Picture Page, Second quarter 2011

Newseum  [Related]

  • Top 10 Best Of The Day Front Page

Orbit Gum Spotlight Series National Design Contest  [Related]

  • Grand Prize (two separate winners)

Overseas Press Club Foundation  [Related]

  • Student recipient of a $2,000 scholarship

Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis  [Related]

  • Student recipient, $5,000 Press Club/St. Louis Post-Dispatch David Lipman Scholarship
  • Student recipient, $5,000 Press Club Media Scholarship
  • Student recipient, $1,000 Press Club Scholarship
  • Student recipient, Missouri Professional Communicators Journalism Foundation Scholarship

Radio Television Digital News Foundation  [Related]

  • Lou and Carole Prato Sports Reporting Scholarship, student winner
  • Mike Reynolds Journalism Scholarship, student winner

Radio Television Digital News Association Regional Edward R. Murrow Award

  • KOMU-TV, Video Documentary

Sports Journalism Institute  [Related]

  • Missouri journalism student selected to participate

Society for American Business Editors and Writers  [Related]

  • Best in Business Award

Society For News Design Best of Digital News Design Competition  [Related]

  • Award of Excellence for multimedia project, Vox magazine

Society of News Design College News Design Contest  [Related]

  • First Place, Information Graphics Portfolio
  • First Place, Multipage Story Package Features
  • First Place, Overall Design of a Magazine
  • First Place, Special Section Cover
  • First Place, Sports Design
  • First Place, Student Designer of the Year
  • Second Place, Illustration
  • Second Place, Multipage Story Package Features
  • Second Place, Photo Story Design
  • Second Place, Special Section Cover
  • Second Place, Multipage Story Package News/Sports
  • Second Place, Overall Design of a Special Section
  • Third Place, Information Graphics Portfolio
  • Third Place, Photo Story Design
  • Honorable Mention, Animated or Interactive Infographic
  • Honorable Mention, Breaking News
  • Honorable Mention: Front Page Broadsheet
  • Honorable Mention, Front Page Tabloid
  • Honorable Mention, Illustration
  • Honorable Mention, Information Graphic (1)
  • Honorable Mention, Information Graphic (2)
  • Honorable Mention, Information Graphic (3)
  • Honorable Mention, Multipage Story Package Features (1)
  • Honorable Mention, Multipage Story Package Features (2)
  • Honorable Mention, News Products Appearing on Other Digital Platforms
  • Honorable Mention, Photo Story Design (1)
  • Honorable Mention, Photo Story Design (2)
  • Honorable Mention, Photo Story Design (3)
  • Honorable Mention, Photo Story Design (4)
  • Honorable Mention, Photo Story Design (5)
  • Honorable Mention, Special Topics (1)
  • Honorable Mention, Special Topics (2)
  • Honorable Mention, Sports Design
  • Honorable Mention, Student Designer of the Year (1)
  • Honorable Mention, Student Designer of the Year (2)

Society of Professional Journalists National Mark of Excellence Awards  [Related]

  • National Winner, Non-Fiction Magazine Article
  • National Winner, Online News Reporting
  • National Winner, Television News Photography
  • National Winner, Television Sports Reporting
  • National Finalist, Best Student Magazine
  • National Finalist, General News Reporting
  • National Finalist, In-Depth Reporting
  • National Finalist, Television In-Depth Reporting

Society of Professional Journalists Region 7 Mark of Excellence Awards  [Related]

  • First Place, Best Student Magazine
  • First Place, Feature Writing
  • First Place, General News Reporting
  • First Place, In-Depth Reporting
  • First Place, Non-Fiction Magazine Article
  • First Place, Online Feature Reporting
  • First Place, Online News Reporting
  • First Place, Radio In-Depth Reporting
  • First Place, Radio News Reporting
  • First Place, Television Feature Reporting
  • First Place, Television In-Depth Reporting
  • First Place, Television General News Reporting
  • First Place, Television Breaking News Reporting
  • First Place Television News Photography
  • First Place, Television Sports Reporting
  • Second Place, Breaking News Reporting
  • Second Place, In-Depth Reporting
  • Second Place, Radio News Reporting
  • Second Place, Television Feature Reporting
  • Second Place, Television In-Depth Reporting
  • Second Place, Television News Reporting
  • Second Place, Television News Photography
  • Second Place, Television Sports Reporting
  • Third Place, Breaking News Reporting
  • Third Place, In-Depth Reporting
  • Third Place, Television Feature Reporting
  • Third Place, Television In-Depth Reporting
  • Third Place, Television General News Reporting
  • Third Place, Television Sports Reporting

U.S. Department of State  [Related]

  • Student recipient of a critical language scholarship

University of Missouri

  • Two Mizzou Alumni Association Faculty-Alumni Awards, one of which was the Distinguished Faculty Award [Related]
  • Mizzou ’39, eight journalism students represented among the 39 selected [Related]
  • One of 13 on the MU campus to receive a Dr. Richard Wallace Research Incentive Grant from Mizzou Alumni Association
  • Tap Day: 1 Mortar Board, 1 Mystical Seven, 6 Omicrom Delta Kappa

University of Washington  [Related]

  • Professor Emeritus Betty Winfield inducted into “Alumni Hall of Fame”

White House Correspondents’ Association

  • Six master’s students selected as White House Correspondents’ Association Fellows and attended the group’s annual dinner with the President and First Lady

William & Mary Bill of Rights Law Journal

  • Faculty member has one peer-reviewed article accepted for publication

Women’s Media Center  [Related]

  • Second Place, Girls State of the Union International Video Contest

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