More than 560 Awards and Honors: Missouri Students, Faculty Celebrate Excellence

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Individual and School Achievements Represent the Highest Standards in Research, Multimedia, Writing and More

Columbia, Mo. (July 14, 2015) — Missouri School of Journalism students, faculty and staff earned more than 560 top awards, honors and other recognitions during the 2014-15 academic year.

Among the listings are a National Edward R. Murrow Award, selections for competitive international programs and peer-reviewed research in top journals.

Only honors that were selected in competitions sponsored by outside organizations or those external to the School are included in the list. Missouri students, faculty and staff were recognized for excellence by 74 international, national and regional organizations for writing, design, research, design, advertising, public relations, photography, editing and other areas. A total of 84 of the awards earned first-place and top-honors distinctions.

The 560-plus awards earned by Missouri School of Journalism students and faculty are listed below.

International

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

  • aejmc-logo117 peer-reviewed research papers presented by Missouri journalism faculty, students and alumni
  • 19 Top Paper Awards
    • Advertising Division: Third Place Faculty Paper
    • AEJMC First-Ever News Audience Research Paper Award: First Place
    • Communicating Science, Health, Environment and Risk Division: Fourth Place Faculty Paper
    • Communication Technology Division: First Place Paper
    • Communication Theory and Methodology Division: Top Student Paper
    • Community Journalism Interest Group: Top Faculty Paper, First Place
    • Graduate Student Interest Group: Second Place Paper
    • History Division: Third Place Faculty Paper
    • Korean American Communication Association: Top Paper
    • Magazine Division: Top Student Paper
    • Magazine Division: Second Place, Student Paper
    • Mass Communication and Society: Second Place Paper Open Competition
    • Media Ethics Division: Top Faculty Paper
    • Media Management and Economics Division: Second Place Faculty Paper
    • Newspaper and Online News Division: Top Faculty Paper
    • Newspaper and Online News Division: Third Place Faculty Paper
    • Scholastic Journalism Division: Top Faculty Paper
    • Visual Communication Division: First Place Faculty Paper
    • Visual Communication Division: Second Place Student Paper
  • Special Recognition
    • Alumna received AEJMC’s Kreighbaum Under-40 Award
    • Alumnus received the Gerald Sass Distinguished Service Award
    • Alumna received Educator of the Year from the Newspaper and Online News Division
    • Alumna earned third place in Promising Professor competition sponsored by the Mass Communication and Society Division
    • Alumnus named 2015 Emerging Scholar

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

  • First Place, Consumer Magazine Article: People, Vox Magazine
  • First Place, Consumer Magazine Article: Service and Information, Vox Magazine
  • First Place, Start-Up Magazine Project: Team, Vox Magazine
  • Second Place, Start-Up Magazine Project: Team, Vox Magazine
  • Third Place, Consumer Magazine Article: Feature, Vox Magazine
  • Third Place, Single Issue of Ongoing Print Magazine: Design, Vox Magazine
  • Third Place, Single Issue of Ongoing Print Magazine: General Excellence, Vox Magazine
  • Honorable Mention, Consumer Magazine Article: Service and Information, Vox Magazine

CPOYCollege Photographer of the Year

  • Gold, General News
  • Silver, General News
  • Silver, Spot News
  • Bronze, Interpretive Project
  • Bronze, Portfolio
  • Bronze, Portrait
  • Bronze, Sports Feature
  • Award of Excellence: Domestic Picture Story
  • Award of Excellence: Individual Multimedia Story or Essay
  • Award of Excellence: Large Group Multimedia Project
  • Award of Excellence: Portrait
  • Award of Excellence: Sports Action
  • Award of Excellence: Spot News

Digital Journalism

  • Two professors peer-reviewed article published

Fulbright Commission

  • Sophomore selected for the Fulbright Wales Summer Institute

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

  • Junior received international scholarship to study at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom

Howard Journal of Communications

  • Professor and alumnus peer-reviewed article published

International Communication Association

International Communication Association

  • Professor won Outstanding Article Award
  • Doctoral student and alumnus won Top Paper Award in Journalism Studies interest area
  • Two doctoral students won Top Poster Award in Journalism Studies interest area
  • Professor and alumna won Top Paper Award in Children, Adolescent and the Media division
  • Faculty, students and alumni presented 39 refereed papers
  • Five faculty served in leadership capacities

International Public Relations Research Conference

  • Doctoral student won Peter Debreceny Corporate Communication Award

Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication

  • Professor-student peer-reviewed article published

Journal of Magazine & New Media Research

  • Professor and alumnus peer-reviewed article published

Journalism Studies

  • Professor and alumni peer-reviewed article published

Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism

  • Alumna, professor and doctoral student peer-reviewed article published

Les Dames d’Escoffier International

  • Instructor won the M.F.K. Fisher Award for culinary writing

poyi-logo-2015Pictures of the Year International

  • First Place, Portrait
  • Winner, Premier Category, Documentary Project of the Year
  • Third Place, Issue Reporting, Picture Story – Newspaper
  • Third Place, Reportage Division, Science & Natural History Picture Story
  • Judges’ Special Recognition, Premier Category, Documentary Project of the Year
  • Award of Excellence, Reportage Division, Science & Natural History
  • Award of Excellence, Winter Olympics 2014
  • Award of Excellence, News Division, General News

Mapping Foreign Correspondence in Europe

  • Chapter by professor included in book

Science Communication Journal

  • Two professors peer-reviewed article published

US-Ireland Alliance

  • Senior selected as a finalist for the George J. Mitchell Scholarship Program

Vanity Fair Spain

  • Student won Young Journalist contest for article published on Global Journalist

Visual Communication Quarterly

  • Two professors peer-reviewed articles published
  • Professor appointed photo editor

National

3% Student Competition

American Advertising Federation

  • Two students chosen for 2015 class of the Most Promising Multicultural Students

American Copy Editors Society

American Copy Editors Society

  • Senior won top $2,500 Aubespin scholarship award
  • Junior won $1,000 education fund scholarship
  • Second Place, headline contest

American Journalism Historians Association

Arthur W. Page Society

  • Professor invited to join Arthur W. Page Society

Associated Press Sports Editors

  • Top 10, Column, Columbia Missourian
  • Top Five, Daily sections, Columbia Missourian
  • Top Five, Sunday sections, Columbia Missourian
  • Top 10, Breaking news division, Columbia Missourian
  • Top 10, Feature, Columbia Missourian
  • Top 10 Multimedia, Columbia Missourian
  • Top 10, Special sections, Columbia Missourian
  • Master’s student invited to speak at 2014 national convention
  • Student awarded the $1,500 Tim Wheatley Memorial Scholarship

AHCJAssociation of Health Care Journalists

  • Five students, professor and three newsroom staff received fellowships to Health Journalism 2015

Association for Women in Sports Media

  • Missouri chapter named national Student Chapter of the Year

Boston University, College of Communication

  • Professor selected to deliver the fall 2014 Dr. Melvin L. DeFleur Distinguished Lecture

Carnegie Corporation of New York and John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

CNBC

  • Missouri one of three schools selected for Summer Fellowship Program

Dow Jones Newspaper FundDow Jones News Fund

Editor & Publisher

  • Columbia Missourian marketing manager and an alumnus named to “25 Under 35 Publishing Leaders” list

Fox Sports Midwest

Fox Sports University

Hearst Journalism Award

Hearst Journalism Awards

National Photojournalism Finals

  • Student one of six finalists, earned $1,500 scholarship
  • Student won Best Single Photograph, earned $1,000 scholarship

National Photojournalism Semi-Finals

Monthly Competitions

Institute for Justice and Journalism

  • Staff member one of 15 selected for a fellowship program

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Institute of Public Relations

  • Doctoral student named Grunig PRIME Research Fellow

Jim Murray Memorial Foundation

  • Senior one of five national winners of $5,000 scholarship

Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media

  • Professor peer-reviewed article published

Jurist Academic Commentary

  • Professor invited to comment on the right to be forgotten

KJZZ 91.5 FM’s Youth Media Center

  • Three convergence students won Korva Coleman Excellence Award for online print entry

LabTV

National Association of Black Journalists

NPPANational Press Photographers Association

  • Professor received the Morris Berman Citation

National Security Education Program

  • Sophomore received David L. Boren Scholarship to study in Morocco

National Student Advertising Competition

  • Student named “best presenter” in District 9 competition

NewsPro-Radio Television Digital News Association

  • The Missouri School of Journalism named the top journalism school in the country for second year in a row

Online News Association

PBS MediaShiftPBS MediaShift Journalism School Hackathon

  • Three students were on teams that earned an honorable mention

Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations

  • Professor received a Milestone in Mentoring award in the education category

Public Radio News Directors Inc.

  • KBIA-FM won three first-place awards in annual competition

Public Relations Society of America Foundation

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Religion Newswriters Association

  • Second Place, Chandler Student Religion Reporter of the Year

Reynolds Journalism Foundation

Scripps Howard Foundation

Society of Professional Journalists

Student Society of News Design

  • First Place, Mini-site/special section of news site, Vox Magazine
  • First Place, Newspaper cover design, Columbia Missourian
  • First Place, Newspaper page design, Columbia Missourian
  • Second Place, Designer of the Year, Vox Magazine
  • Second Place, Multi-page features, Vox Magazine
  • Third Place, Magazine cover, Vox Magazine
  • Third Place, Multi-page features
  • Third Place, Photo story
  • Third Place, Sports feature
  • Honorable Mention, Mini-site/special section of news site, Vox Magazine
  • Honorable Mention, Newspaper cover design, Columbia Missourian
  • Honorable Mention, News products on other digital platforms, Vox Magazine
  • Honorable Mention, Photo story

Syracuse University

  • Professor emeritus one of seven Mirror Award finalists in Best Single Story category

University of Texas-Austin

U.S. Geological Survey

  • School won $50,000 federal grant to work on communication regarding natural resources restoration projects

The Wall Street Journal

  • Photographs from a master’s project published in Photo Journal

Walter B. Potter Fund for Innovation in Local Journalism

White House Correspondents Association

  • Seven master’s students selected as White House Correspondents’ Association Fellows and attended the group’s annual dinner with the president and first lady

Yamaha

  • Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow chapter earned first place in communications scholarship contest

Regional Awards & Recognitions

Kansas City Press Club, Heart of America Awards

  • First Place, Beat Reporting, KOMU-TV
  • First Place, Entertainment Reporting, KOMU-TV
  • First Place, Investigative Reporting, KOMU-TV
  • First Place, Public Service Project, KOMU-TV
  • First Place, Sports Reporting, KOMU-TV
  • Second Place, Public Service Project, KOMU-TV
  • Second Place, Sports Reporting, KOMU-TV
  • Third Place, Sports Reporting, KOMU-TV
  • Honorable Mention, Sports Reporting, KOMU-TV

Mid-America Emmy Awards

  • Regional Emmy in Short Program Format

National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Mid-America Chapter

  • First Place, General Assignment – light news
  • First Place, General Assignment – serious news
  • Honorable Mention, General Assignment – light news

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

  • Best Website, KBIA-FM
  • Best Sports Reporting, KOMU-TV
  • Feature Reporting, KBIA-FM
  • Investigative Reporting, KBIA-FM
  • Overall Excellence, KBIA-FM
  • Writing, KBIA-FM

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Society of Professional Journalists Region 7 Mark of Excellence Awards

  • First Place, Best Digital-Only Student Publication, Vox Magazine
  • First Place, Best Online Feature Reporting, Vox Magazine
  • First Place, Best Use of Multimedia, Vox Magazine
  • First Place, Feature Photography, Vox Magazine
  • First Place, Nonfiction Magazine Article, Vox Magazine
  • First Place, Television Sports Reporting, KOMU-TV
  • Finalist, Best Student Magazine, Vox Magazine
  • Finalist, Best Use of Multimedia, Vox Magazine
  • Finalist, Nonfiction Magazine Article, Vox Magazine
  • Finalist, Nonfiction Magazine Article, Vox Magazine
  • Finalist, Television Sports Reporting, KOMU-TV
  • Finalist, Television Sports Reporting, KOMU-TV

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Kansas City Press Club

  • Gold Award, Beat Reporting, KOMU-TV
  • Gold Award, Breaking News, KOMU-TV
  • Gold Award, Feature, KOMU-TV
  • Gold Award, Sports Reporting, KOMU-TV
  • Silver Award, Profile, KOMU-TV
  • Silver Award, Public Service Project, KOMU-TV
  • Bronze Award, Public Service Project, KOMU-TV
  • Student receives $750 scholarship

Missouri Broadcasters Association

  • First Place, Best Weathercast, KOMU-TV
  • First Place, Documentary/Public Affairs, KBIA-FM
  • First Place, Documentary/Public Affairs, KOMU-TV
  • First Place, Feature Reporting, KOMU-TV
  • First Place, News Story, KBIA-FM
  • First Place, Promotion, KOMU-TV
  • First Place, Special Programs, KBIA-FM
  • First Place, Special Programs, KOMU-TV
  • First Place, Website, KOMU-TV
  • Certificate of Merit, Best Radio News Website, KBIA-FM
  • Certificate of Merit, Complete Newscast, KOMU-TV
  • Certificate of Merit, Documentary Public/Affairs, KOMU-TV
  • Certificate of Merit, Feature Reporting, KOMU-TV
  • Certificate of Merit, Special Programs, KBIA-FM
  • Certificate of Merit, Sports Reporting, KOMU-TV

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Missouri Press Association

  • Gold Medal, Class 2, Columbia Missourian
  • General Excellence, Class 2, Columbia Missourian
  • First Place, Best Business Story, Columbia Missourian
  • First Place, Best Coverage of Community/People/Lifestyles, Vox Magazine
  • First Place, Best Feature Story, Columbia Missourian
  • First Place, Best Feature Photo, Columbia Missourian
  • First Place, Best Story About History, Columbia Missourian
  • First Place, Best Investigative Reporting, Columbia Missourian
  • First Place, Best News or Feature Obituary, Columbia Missourian
  • First Place, Best News or Feature Special Section, Columbia Missourian
  • First Place, Best Page Design, Columbia Missourian
  • First Place, Best Photo Illustration, Columbia Missourian
  • First Place, Best Photo Package, Vox Magazine
  • First Place, Best Sports Pages, Columbia Missourian
  • First Place, Best Sports News Story or Package, Columbia Missourian
  • First Place, Best Sports Feature Story, Columbia Missourian
  • First Place, Best Story About the Outdoors, Columbia Missourian
  • First Place, Best Story About Rural Life or Agriculture, Vox Magazine
  • First Place, Best Story About Religion, Columbia Missourian
  • First Place, Best Video, Columbia Missourian
  • Second Place, General Excellence, Columbia Missourian
  • Second Place, Best Breaking News Story, Columbia Missourian
  • Second Place, Best Columnist-Humorous, Columbia Missourian
  • Second Place, Community Service, Columbia Missourian
  • Second Place, Best Coverage of Government, Columbia Missourian
  • Second Place, Best Coverage of Rural Life or Agriculture, Columbia Missourian
  • Second Place, Best Feature Photo, Columbia Missourian
  • Second Place, Best Feature Story, Columbia Missourian
  • Second Place, Best Front Page, Columbia Missourian
  • Second Place, Best Headline Writing, Columbia Missourian
  • Second Place, Best Information Graphic, Columbia Missourian
  • Second Place, Best Investigative Reporting, Columbia Missourian
  • Second Place, Best News Story, Columbia Missourian
  • Second Place, Best News or Feature Obituary, Columbia Missourian
  • Second Place, Best News or Feature Series, Columbia Missourian
  • Second Place, Best News or Feature Special Section, Columbia Missourian
  • Second Place, Best Photo Package, Vox Magazine, Columbia Missourian
  • Second Place, Best Sports Photo, Vox Magazine, Columbia Missourian
  • Second Place, Best Sports News Story or Package, Columbia Missourian
  • Second Place, Best Sports Feature Story, Columbia Missourian
  • Second Place, Best Story About the Outdoors, Columbia Missourian
  • Second Place, Best Story About Religion, Vox Magazine
  • Second Place, Best Video, Columbia Missourian
  • Third Place, Best Coverage of Government, Columbia Missourian
  • Third Place, Best Feature Photo, Columbia Missourian
  • Third Place, Best Feature Story, Columbia Missourian
  • Third Place, Best Investigative Reporting, Columbia Missourian
  • Third Place, Best News or Feature Series, Columbia Missourian
  • Third Place, Best News Photo, Columbia Missourian
  • Third Place, Best News Story, Columbia Missourian
  • Third Place, Best Photo Package, Columbia Missourian
  • Third Place, Best News or Feature Obituary, Columbia Missourian
  • Third Place, Best News or Feature Special Section, Columbia Missourian
  • Third Place, Best Page Design, Columbia Missourian
  • Third Place, Best Story About Education, Columbia Missourian
  • Third Place, Best Sports Feature Story, Columbia Missourian
  • Third Place, Best Story About Rural Life or Agriculture, Columbia Missourian
  • Third Place, Best Video, Columbia Missourian
  • Honorable Mention, Best Breaking News Story, Columbia Missourian
  • Honorable Mention, Best Business Story, Columbia Missourian
  • Honorable Mention, Best Business Story, Columbia Missourian
  • Honorable Mention, Best Columnist-Serious, Columbia Missourian
  • Honorable Mention, Community Service, Columbia Missourian
  • Honorable Mention, Best Feature Story, Columbia Missourian
  • Honorable Mention, Best Investigative Reporting, Columbia Missourian
  • Honorable Mention, Best News or Feature Obituary, Columbia Missourian
  • Honorable Mention, Best News or Feature Special Section, Columbia Missourian
  • Honorable Mention, Best Photo Package, Vox Magazine
  • Honorable Mention, Best Video, Columbia Missourian

Missouri Press Association

Missouri Press Foundation

  • 4 students awarded funding for summer internships

Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis

  • Student received Press Club and St. Louis Post-Dispatch $5,000 David S. Lipman Scholarship
  • Student received Press Club $2,500 Nancy Miller Scholarship
  • Student received Press Club $2,000 Media Scholarship

The Washington Post

  • Senior named to list of best state political reporters

Zonta Club of Jefferson City

  • Professor one of 16 selected for 2015 Women of Achievement award

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  • Journalism student received one of four Freshman Scholarships
  • Journalism student one of two to win Outstanding Performance in the Science Series
  • Journalism student one of three to win Outstanding Performance in the Behavioral and Social Sciences Series
  • Journalism student one of two to receive the Charles M. Hudson Scholarship in the Outstanding Performance in the Humanities Series
  • Journalism student received the W. Alton Jones Memorial Scholarship in the Outstanding Performance in the Humanities Series
  • A science and agricultural student and a journalism student received a first-year Discovery Fellows Award.
  • A journalism student received a second-year Discovery Fellows Award
  • Senior wins Mark Twain Fellowship
  • Eleven journalism students among the 31 selected to serve as Honors College Ambassadors

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Updated: August 15, 2019

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