Vox and Magazine Journalism Students Earn 3 SPJ National Mark of Excellence Awards for Quality Journalism

Allison Pohle
Allison Pohle is recognized as a national finalist in the Feature Writing category.

First-Place Honors Won in Digital-Only Publication, Feature Writing and Online Feature Reporting Categories

Indianapolis (May 8, 2014) — The Society of Professional Journalists named Vox Magazine and magazine journalism seniors Breanna Dumbacher and Allison Pohle as winners in the 2013 national Mark of Excellence Awards. The MOE Awards honor the best of collegiate journalism from a calendar year.

"Matters of Faith"
The “Matters of Faith” multimedia project is named a national finalist in the Online Feature Reporting category.

National Mark of Excellence Award winners are chosen from the first-place category winners in each of SPJ’s 12 regions, and professionals with at least three years of journalism experience judge the awards. They were directed to choose only those entries that they felt were outstanding work worthy of a national honor. If the judges determined that none of the entries rose to the level of excellence, no award was given.

SPJ will recognize first-place national winners at the Student Union event at Excellence in Journalism 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee, Sept. 4-6.

Vox iPad App
The new Vox Magazine iPad app is the national winner in the Best Digital-Only Student Publication category. Breanna Dumbacher is the app’s art director.

Earlier this semester, a total of 10 articles, broadcast packages and ongoing efforts by Missouri School of Journalism students placed in the Region 7 SPJ MOE Awards. Seven of these were regional winners. They were as follows:

  • Best Digital-Only Student Publication
    • Regional Winner: Vox iPad app by Breanna Dumbacher.
  • Best Use of Multimedia
    • Regional Winner: “Little Known Secrets” by Vox Magazine staff and VoxMagazine.com.
  • Feature Photography (Large School Division: 10,000+ students)
    • Regional Winner: “Harrisburg Football Photo Essay” by Kevin Cook, photographer, and Elizabeth Pierson, photo editor, Vox Magazine.
  • Feature Writing (Large School Division: 10,000+ students)
  • Non-Fiction Magazine Article
    • Regional Winner: “Field Notes From Missouri” by Vox staff, Vox Magazine.
    • Regional Finalist: “When Liberty Goes Sour” by Abigail Eisenberg, Vox Magazine.
  • Online Feature Reporting
    • Regional Winner: “Matters of Faith” by Vox Magazine staff and VoxMagazine.com.
  • Television Sports Reporting

Updated: July 24, 2020

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