Missouri Journalism Students and Faculty Earn 485 Awards, Honors and Other Recognitions During Recent Academic Year

Columbia, Mo. (June 26, 2013) — Missouri School of Journalism students and faculty earned an impressive 485 top awards, honors and other recognitions during the 2012-13 academic year.

Only honors that were selected in competitions sponsored by outside organizations or those external to the School are included in the list. Missouri students and faculty were recognized for excellence by 65 international, national and regional organizations for writing, design, research, design, advertising, public relations, photography, editing and other areas. A total of 52 awards earned first-place and top-honors distinctions.

The 485 awards earned by Missouri Journalism students and faculty in 2012-13 are the following:

485 Awards, Honors and Recognitions
Missouri journalism students and faculty earned more than 485 top awards, honors and recognitions in 2012-13. (View PDF.)

International Awards

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

Top AEJMC Paper Awards

    • Ecquid Novi African Journalism Studies Award for the Best Journalism Research Paper, International Communication Division.
    • Bob Stevenson Top Paper Competition Award, International Communication Division.
    • Winner, Top Open Division Paper Award, Newspaper and Online Division.
    • Top Faculty Paper, Magazine Division.
    • Top Faculty Paper, Community Journalism Interest Group.
    • Top Faculty Paper, Sports Communication Interest Group.
    • First Place, Student-Faculty Collaboration Paper, Commission on the Status of Women.
    • First Place Faculty Paper, Communicating Science, Health, Environment, Risk Division.
    • First Place, Carol Burnett Graduate Student Research Paper Award, Media Ethics Division.
    • Second Place Faculty Paper, Commission on the Status of Women.
    • Second Place Student Paper, Mass Communication and Society Division.
    • Second Place Faculty Award, Public Relations Division.
    • Third Place Paper, Advertising Division.
    • Third Place Faculty Paper, Communicating Science, Health, Environment, Risk Division.
    • Third Place Faculty Paper, History Division.
    • Third Place Paper, International Communication Division.
    • Third Place Faculty Paper, Mass Communication and Society Division.
    • Fourth Place Faculty Paper, Mass Communication and Society Division.
    • Fourth Place Student Paper, Mass Communication and Society Division.

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication: Divisional Journals

    • Faculty member serves as editor of the Visual Communication Quarterly.
    • Faculty member serves as editor of the Journal of Mass Media Ethics.

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication: Standing Committees

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication: Student Magazine Contest

    • First Place, Consumer Magazine Article: Places.
    • First Place, Consumer Magazine Article: Service and Information.
    • Second Place, Consumer Magazine Article: Places.
    • Second Place, Single Issue of an Ongoing Print Magazine: Design.
    • Honorable Mention, Consumer Magazine Article: Service and Information.
    • Honorable Mention, Single Issue of an Ongoing Print Magazine: Editorial.
    • Honorable Mention, Start-up Magazine Project: Team.

Chiang Mai Documentary Arts Festival, Thailand

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Fellowship

Danish School of Media and Journalism, Denmark

    • Student selected as one of 10 for the international photojournalism program.

European Association for Communication in Healthcare

    • Two peer-reviewed poster sessions and a paper presented.

German-American Fulbright Commission

International Communication Association

    • Top Faculty Paper, Environmental Communication Interest Group.
    • Second Place Paper, Visual Communication Studies Division.
    • 33 peer-reviewed papers presented at London conference.

International Conference on Culture, Politics and Climate Change

    • Peer-reviewed paper presented.

Pontifical University of the Holy Cross

    • Faculty member was an invited speaker at meeting for foreign journalists.

Pulitzer Prize

U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa

National Awards and Recognitions

Adobe Digital Analytics National Competition

Alliance for Community Media

American Academy of Advertising

American Advertising Federation

American Copy Editors Society

American Journalism Historians Association

    • Six peer-reviewed papers presented.

American Society of Magazine Editors

    • Two professors served as judges of the National Magazine Awards competition, the top honors of this industry.

American Society of News Editors

    • Master’s thesis research on design hubs featured during second leadership and management webinar of the year.

Associated Press Sports Editors

    • First Place, Project Reporting.
    • First Place, Multimedia.
    • Second Place, Multimedia.
    • Fourth Place, Breaking News.
    • Fourth Place, Feature Story.
    • Honorable Mention, Explanatory.
    • Honorable Mention, Feature Story.
    • Top 10 Daily Sports Section.
    • Top 5 Special Section.
    • Top 5 Sunday Sports Section.
    • Honorable Mention Special Section.
    • APSE member sponsors Missouri student for membership.

Boston Globe

Broadcast Education Association

    • One peer-reviewed paper presented.

Carnegie Corporation of New York

College Photographer of the Year

    • Silver, Interpretive Eye.
    • Silver, Interpretive Project.
    • Bronze, Sports Action.

Donald W. Reynolds Foundation

Dow Jones News Fund

Drake University

    • Professor selected to participate in E.T. Meredith Visiting Professionals Series.

Editor and Publisher Magazine

    • Faculty article about reporters covering polling places during voting selected for publication.

Fox Sports Network

Friends of Public Radio Arizona

Hearst Journalism Awards

National Championships

      • Second Place, Photojournalism
      • Third Place, Multimedia

Intercollegiate Awards (34)

Monthly Competitions

InfoSocial 2013

    • Peer-reviewed paper presented.

Jurist Academic Commentary

    • Professor invited to comment on Third Circuit ruling on media rights at polling places.

Media Diversity Forum

    • Professor and alumna are two of eight national scholars appointed to the staff.

MediaPost.Com

    • YAYA Connection blog entry published in Engage: GenY column.

Mindfire, an Idea Engine by Ketchum

    • Challenge winner.

National Communication Association

    • One peer-reviewed paper presented.

National Press Photographers Association

    • Undergraduate recognized as an “emerging talent.”
    • Alumna featured in Photo Journal column.
    • Honorable Mention, Best Use of Photography: Newspaper Front Page.

National Press Photographers Association Best Use of Photography Quarterly Clip Contest

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association

    • Two faculty members chosen to judge the annual “Spotlight on Excellence” national competition.

NBC Nightly News Weekend Edition

    • Missouri’s drone journalism program featured on March 10, 2013.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

    • American Journalism, 30(1). 36-43.
    • Communication Law & Policy 18(1), 1-61.
    • Communication Research Trends, 31 (2), 4-27.
    • Computers in Human Behavior, 29; 687–693.
    • Health Communication Research, 6(1), 1-36.
    • Journal of Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. (forthcoming).
    • Journal of Health Communication (in press).
    • Journal of Marketing Communications Vol. 19.
    • Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 90(3).
    • Journal of Media and Religion, 12(2).
    • Journalism Practice [DOI: 10.1080/17512786.2012.726503].
    • Journalism Studies, 13(3).
    • Journalism Studies, 14(3). [DOI: 10.1080/1461670X.2012.697686].
    • Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism, 13(7) 848-866.
    • International Communication Gazette 74(7): 619-635.
    • International Journal of Mobile Marketing, 7(3), 25-37.
    • Newspaper Research Journal, 33(3), 76-88.
    • Newspaper Research Journal 34 (1): 89-103, Winter 2013. (30)
    • Reynolds Courts & Media Law Journal. Winter 2012.
    • Social Indicators Research. [DOI: 10.1007/s11205-012-0109-6].
    • Visual Communication Quarterly, 19:3, 177-187.

PBS NewsHour’s Inauguration Multimedia Short Course

    • Two students – one graduate, one undergraduate – selected to be among 14 to create original content for 2013 presidential inauguration for PBS NewsHour.

Religion Newswriters Association

    • First Place, Chandler Student Religion Reporter of the Year.
    • Honorable Mention, Chandler Student Religion Reporter of the Year.

Reynolds Journalism Institute

Society for Consumer Psychology Conference

    • Two peer-reviewed paper presented.

Society of Professional Journalists National Mark of Excellence Awards

    • National Finalist, Non-Fiction Magazine Article.
    • National Finalist, Television Feature Reporting.
    • National Finalist, Television Sports Reporting.

Society of American Business Editors and Writers

    • Professor honored with President’s Award.
    • Top Student Prize, Best of Business contest.
    • Honorable Mention: Best of Business contest (1).
    • Honorable Mention: Best of Business contest (2).

Society of News Design College News Design Contest

    • First Place: Multi-page Story Package, News or Sports.
    • First Place: Photo Story Design.
    • Second Place: Breaking News.
    • Second Place: Best Newspaper Cover Design.
    • Second Place: Photo Story Design.
    • Third Place: Mini Site/Special Section of a News Website.
    • Honorable Mention: Sports Page Design.

Sports Journalism Institute

Telly Awards

    • School’s Health Communication Research Center participated in an award-winning film produced by MU Cooperative Media Group.

University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication

University of Arkansas

U.S. Department of State

    • Doctoral student recipient of a critical language scholarship.

White House Correspondents’ Association

Regional Awards and Recognitions

Kennedy Center American College Festival 45, Region V

Mid-America Emmy Award, Regional

    • Student Award for Excellence.
    • Regional Emmy, Historical/Cultural.
    • Regional Emmy, Human Interest.
    • Regional Emmy, Interactivity.
    • Regional Emmy, News Features.

Jim Murray Memorial Foundation

Radio Television Digital News Association: Edward R. Murrow Region 5 Awards

    • Continuing Coverage.
    • Hard News Reporting.
    • News Documentary.
    • Sports Reporting.
    • Website.

Society of Professional Journalists Region 7 Mark of Excellence Awards

    • Best All-Around Radio Newscast, KBIA-FM.
    • General News Reporting, KPBS.
    • In-Depth Reporting, Columbia Missourian.
    • Online News Reporting, Vox Magazine.
    • Online Sports Reporting, PowerMizzou.com.
    • Non-Fiction Magazine Article, Vox Magazine.
    • Non-Fiction Magazine Article, Vox Magazine.
    • Radio Feature, KBIA-FM.
    • Radio In-Depth Reporting, KBIA-FM.
    • Radio News Reporting, Missouri Digital News.
    • Radio Sports Reporting, KBIA-FM.
    • Sports Writing, Columbia Missourian.
    • Television Breaking News Reporting, KOMU-TV.
    • Television Feature Reporting, KOMU-TV.
    • Television Feature Reporting, KOMU-TV.
    • Television General News Reporting, KOMU-TV.
    • Television General News Reporting, KOMU-TV.
    • Television In-Depth Reporting, KOMU-TV.
    • Television In-Depth Reporting, KOMU-TV.
    • Television News Photography, KOMU-TV.
    • Television Sports Reporting, KOMU-TV.

State Awards and Recognitions

  • Missouri Broadcasters Association for KOMU-TV
  • Best documentary/public affairs.
  • Best feature.
  • Best news series.

Missouri Interscholastic Press Association

    • Professor emeritus named recipient of the Knight Award for service to scholastic or minority journalism.

Missouri Press Association

Missouri Press Association for the Columbia Missourian

    • Gold Medal, Class 2.
    • General Excellence, Class 2.
    • First Place, Best Ad Idea or Promotion of an Advertiser.
    • First Place, Best Business Story.
    • First Place, Best Feature Story.
    • First Place, Best Front to Back Newspaper Design.
    • First Place, Best Coverage of Government Dailies.
    • First Place, Best Story about Education.
    • First Place, Best Headline Writing.
    • First Place, Best Story about History.
    • First Place, Best Information Graphic.
    • First Place, Best Investigative Reporting.
    • First Place, Best News Content.
    • First Place, Best News Story.
    • First Place, Best Page Design.
    • First Place, Best Photo Package.
    • First Place, Best Story about Religion.
    • First Place, Best Story about Rural Life or Agriculture.
    • First Place, Best Sports News Story or Package.
    • First Place, Best Story about the Outdoors.
    • First Place, Best Sports Photograph.
    • First Place, Best Video.
    • Second Place, Best Ad Idea or Promotion of an Advertiser.
    • Second Place, Best Ad Idea of Promotion of the Newspaper.
    • Second Place, Best Feature Photograph.
    • Second Place, Best Investigative Reporting.
    • Second Place, Best Information Graphic.
    • Second Place, Best News Story.
    • Second Place, Best Page Design.
    • Second Place, Best News Photograph.
    • Second Place, Best Photo Package.
    • Second Place, Best Story about the Outdoors.
    • Second Place, Best Story about Rural Life or Agriculture.
    • Second Place, Best Sports Columnist.
    • Second Place, Best Sports Feature Story.
    • Second Place, Best Sports News Story or Package.
    • Second Place, Best Sports Page.
    • Second Place, Best Sports Photograph.
    • Second Place, Best Video.
    • Third Place, Best Ad Idea or Promotion of an Advertiser.
    • Third Place, Community Service Award.
    • Third Place, Best Coverage of Community/People/Lifestyles.
    • Third Place, Best Coverage of Government.
    • Third Place, Best Story about Education.
    • Third Place, Best Feature Photograph.
    • Third Place, Best Front Page.
    • Third Place, Best Information Graphic.
    • Third Place, Best News or Feature Series.
    • Third Place, Best News Photograph.
    • Third Place, Best News Story.
    • Third Place, Best Story about the Outdoors.
    • Third Place, Best Page Design.
    • Third Place, Best Story about Rural Life or Agriculture.
    • Third Place, Best Special Section.
    • Third Place, Best Sports Feature.
    • Third Place, Best Video.
    • Honorable Mention, Best Business Story.
    • Honorable Mention, Best Feature Story.
    • Honorable Mention, Best Story about History.
    • Honorable Mention, Best Investigative Reporting.
    • Honorable Mention, Best News Story (1).
    • Honorable Mention, Best News Story (2).
    • Honorable Mention, Best Photo Package.
    • Honorable Mention, Best Sports Feature Story.
    • Honorable Mention, Best Story about the Outdoors.

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Updated: July 17, 2020

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