Again: Missouri Students, Faculty, Staff Celebrate 560-Plus Annual Awards and Honors

J-School Archway with Chinese Stone Lions

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

Columbia, Mo. (July 12, 2016) — Writing, design, research and more: For the second year in a row, Missouri School of Journalism students, faculty and staff earned more than 560 top awards, honors and other recognitions.

“I have been amazed time and again by the excellence of our J-School and the scope of our impact across the world,” said Dean David Kurpius, who completed his first year at the School on June 30. “We have so much for which to be proud and grateful – and a strong foundation on which we can build the next generation of our work.”

Among the listings for the 2015-16 academic year are a National Edward R. Murrow Award, top awards for peer-reviewed research and selections for competitive international programs.

Missouri students, faculty and staff were recognized for excellence by more than 100 international, national and regional organizations for writing, design, research, design, advertising, public relations, photography, editing and other areas. Only honors that were selected in competitions sponsored by outside organizations or those external to the School are included in the list.

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
  • 98 peer-reviewed research papers presented by Missouri journalism faculty, students and alumni
  • 10 top paper awards
    • First Place Faculty Paper, Magazine Division
    • First Place Student Paper, Magazine Division
    • Top Student Paper, Scholastic Journalism Interest Group
    • Professional Relevance Award, Media Ethics Division
    • Second Place Faculty Paper, Communicating Science, Health, Environment and Risk Division
    • Second Place Student Paper, Magazine Division
    • Second Place Faculty Paper, Minorities and Communication Division
    • Second Place Student Paper, Participatory Journalism Interest Group
    • Third Place, International Communication Division
    • Third Place, Robert L. Stevenson Open Paper Competition, Mass Communication and Society Division
    • Fourth Place Faculty Paper, Communicating Science, Health, Environment and Risk Division
  • Professor one of four named Emerging Scholar
  • Professor elected to serve on the Committee on Research
Foreign Press Association
International Communication Association
  • 48 peer-reviewed research papers presented by Missouri journalism faculty, students and alumni
  • Top Student Paper Award
  • Top Three Faculty Paper Award
  • Eleven faculty, students and alumni served in various leadership positions
International Federation of Library Associations
  • Digital archivist’s and staff librarians’ peer-reviewed article accepted for presentation at International News Media Conference in Germany
Politico
  • Article by senior studying abroad in Brussels published
Poynter.org
Sundance Film Festival
Visual Communication Quarterly
  • Professor served as editor
  • Doctoral graduate published peer-reviewed journal article

National

Air National Guard
American Academy of Advertising
American Advertising Federation
American Advertising Federation, Kansas City Chapter
  • Four students each awarded $1,000 scholarship
American Advertising Federation, St. Louis Chapter
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Comparative Literature Association
  • Professor and two doctoral students presented peer-reviewed paper
American Copy Editors Society
American Journalism Historians Association
  • Professors and doctoral students present three peer-reviewed papers
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Student Magazine Contest
  • First Place, Consumer Magazine Article: Investigation and Analysis
  • First Place, Consumer Magazine Article: People
  • First Place, Consumer Magazine Article: Places
  • First Place, Consumer Magazine Article: Service and Information
  • First Place, Magazine Project: Team
  • Second Place, Consumer Magazine Article: First Person
  • Second Place, Consumer Magazine Article: People
  • Second Place, Single Issue of an Ongoing Print Magazine: General Excellence
  • Third Place, Online Magazine
  • Third Place, Consumer Magazine Article: Service and Information
  • Honorable Mention, Consumer Magazine Article: First Person
Associated Press Sports Editors

Winners

  • First Place, Breaking News
  • Second Place, Column
  • Fourth Place, Projects
  • Fifth Place, Beat Writing
  • Top Five Special Section, Under-15,000 Circulation

Finalists

  • Top 10 Special Section
  • Top 10 Game Story
  • Top 10 Game Story
  • Top 10 Beat Writing
  • Top 10 Breaking News
  • Top 10 Projects
  • Top 10 Column
Association of Health Care Journalists
Center on Religion and the Professions

Six students covered Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia for the Religion News Service

Four students covered Parliament of World Religions in Salt Lake City

City and Regional Magazine Association
  • Two students received Barclay Scholarship
College News Design Contest
  • First Place, Breaking News Cover, Columbia Missourian
  • First Place, Illustration, Columbia Missourian
  • First Place, Infographics, Columbia Missourian
  • First Place, Newspaper Cover Design, Columbia Missourian
  • First Place, Video/Multimedia Project, Columbia Missourian
  • Second Place, Alternative Story Format, Vox Magazine
  • Second Place, Mini-site/Special Section, Columbia Missourian
  • Second Place, Multipage Story, Vox Magazine
  • Second Place, Video/Multimedia Project, Columbia Missourian
  • Third Place, Multipage Story, Vox Magazine
  • Third Place, Special Section Cover, Vox Magazine
  • Honorary Mention, Multipage Story, Vox Magazine
  • Honorary Mention, Photo Story Design, Columbia Missourian
  • Honorary Mention, Special Topic, Columbia Missourian
College Photographer of the Year
  • Award of Excellence, Feature
  • Award of Excellence, General News
  • Award of Excellence, Interpretive Eye
  • Award of Excellence, Spot News
  • Bronze, Sports Action
  • Bronze, Spot News
Digital Journalism
  • Two professors’ peer-reviewed articles published
Dow Jones News Fund
Feminist Media Studies
  • Professor peer-reviewed article published
First Amendment Studies
  • Professor peer-reviewed article published
Health Communication
  • Two professors and alumnus peer-reviewed article published
  • Two professors and alumna peer-reviewed article published
Health Marketing Quarterly
  • Professor peer-reviewed, grant-supported article accepted for publication
Health Promotion Practice
  • Professors and alumni peer-reviewed, grant-supported article accepted for publication
Hearst Journalism Awards

Monthly Contests

Institute of Museum and Library Services
  • Journalism library included in $86,716 federal grant for preserving born-digital online content
Jim Murray Memorial Foundation
Journal of Communication Law and Policy
  • Professor peer-reviewed article published
Journal of Community Health
  • Professor-alumni peer-reviewed, grant-supported article accepted for publication
Journal of Health Education & Behavior
  • Professor, alumna and doctoral student peer-reviewed article published
Journal of Journalism Practice
  • Two professors’ and alumni peer-reviewed article published
  • Professor and alumnus peer-reviewed article published
  • Professor and two doctoral students peer-reviewed article published
Journal of Media Ethics
  • Professor peer-reviewed article published
Journal on Media and Religion
  • Professor served as guest editor on special issue focused on teaching religion and media
Journal of Political Marketing
  • Professor and alumna peer-reviewed article published
Journalism & Mass Communication Educator
  • Professors and alumni peer-reviewed article accepted for publication
Journalism Studies
  • Professor and alumna peer-reviewed article published
  • Alumnus, students, and professors peer-reviewed article published
Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism
  • Professor peer-reviewed article published
  • Professor and alumna peer-reviewed article published
Kauffman Foundation
Kentucky Conference on Health Communication
  • Professor, doctoral student and alumna presented peer-reviewed paper
Knight News Challenge
  • A $35,000 grant given for the Journalism Digital News Archive Sustainable Preservation pilot project
KQED and the Center for Investigative Reporting
  • Shortened version of an award-winning KBIA-FM documentary aired
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Institute for Public Relations
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
National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association
National News
National Press Photographers Association
  • Professor and students won first place in the picture editing contest for the first quarter
National Science Foundation
NewsPro Radio Television Digital News Association
New York Women in Communications Foundation
Newspaper Research Journal
  • Digital archivist’s peer-reviewed article published
Northwestern University
  • Professor was an invited scholar at speaker series hosted by Media, Technology and Society
Online News Association
PDNedu
ProPublica
  • Master’s student one of five selected for first-ever ProPublica National Association of Hispanic Journalists/National Association of Black Journalists scholarship
QFest NJ LGBT Film and Digital Media Festival
  • Master’s student won Best Short Documentary award
Quill and Scroll
  • Journalism student received Edward J. Nell Scholarship
Radio Television Digital News Association
  • Senior awarded $1,000 Presidents Scholarship
  • Junior awarded $1,000 Mike Reynolds Scholarship
Radio Television Digital News Foundation
Radio Television Digital News Association, Region 5 Edward R. Murrow Awards
  • Best Website
  • Continuing Coverage
  • Hard News
  • News Series
  • Overall Excellence
Radio Television Digital News Association Student Newsroom
  • Two students among the seven selected who served in the student newsroom for the 2015 national convention in Orlando, Florida
Religion Newswriters Association
Routledge Publishing
Routledge Research in Gender and History Series

Professor published chapter in book about women and health

Sarasota Film Festival
  • Filmmaker-in-chief wins Terry Porter Visionary Award
Scripps Howard Foundation
  • Junior won $3,000 stipend for summer internship plus $500 scholarship
Society of American Business Editors and Writers
Society of Professional Journalists
Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards
  • National Winner, Best Student Magazine, Vox Magazine
  • National Winner, Non-Fiction Magazine Article, Vox Magazine
  • National Finalist, Photo Illustration, Vox Magazine
Southeastern Conference
Sports Journalism Institute
Sundance Film Festival
Sundance Institute
  • Filmmaker-in-chief named inaugural Art of Nonfiction Fellow
The New York Times
  • Five students attended Student Editors Workshop
  • Two students received $1,000 scholarships
Telly Award Competition
  • Global Journalist won a bronze medal in political/commentary category
The Wall Street Journal
  • Photographs from a master’s project published in Photo Journal
Time Magazine
True/False Film Festival
  • Three students premiered their short film
  • Filmmaker-in-Chief premiered his feature documentary
  • Three students’ silent film selected for screening at Great Wall installation
Truman Scholarship Foundation
Tulsa Press Club, Great Plains Journalism Awards
  • Student Photographer of the Year, won $1,250 scholarship
  • Student Writer of the Year, won $1,250 scholarship
  • Five students named finalists
USA Today
  • Missouri named one of the top journalism schools in the nation
Visual Communication Conference
  • Professor and master’s student presented peer-review presentation
White House Correspondents’ Association
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Women’s Hackathon in Immersive Journalism
  • Student’s team won an honorable mention

Regional and State

Jewish Light
  • Student awarded the 2015 Joseph J. Edlin Memorial Journalism Internship
Kansas City Press Club
Miss Missouri USA
Missouri Ad Managers Association
  • First Place, Best Advertising Sales Tool
  • First Place, Best Single Classified Display Ad
  • First Place, Best Shared/Signature Page
  • Second Place, Best Ad No Smaller Than 1/4 Page
  • Second Place, Best One-Time Special Section
  • Third Place, Best Ad No Smaller Than 1/4 Page
  • Third Place, Best Advertising Idea or Promotion
  • Third Place, Best Newspaper Product Insert
  • Honorable Mention, Best One-Time Special Section
Missouri Coalition for Oral Health
Missouri Interscholastic Press Association
Missouri Press Association
  • Gold Cup, Class 2 Dailies, Columbia Missourian
  • First Place, Best News Photograph, Columbia Missourian
  • First Place, Best Feature Photograph, Columbia Missourian
  • First Place, Best Story About Religion, Columbia Missourian
  • First Place, Best Investigative Reporting, Columbia Missourian
  • First Place, First Place, Best Sports Feature Story, Columbia Missourian
  • First Place, Best Business Story, Columbia Missourian
  • First Place, Best News Story Columbia Missourian
  • First Place, Best Breaking News Story, Columbia Missourian
  • First Place, Best Sports Columnist, Columbia Missourian
  • First Place, Best News or Feature Obituary, Columbia Missourian
  • First Place, Best Sports Pages: Columbia Missourian staff.
  • First Place, Best Story About History, Columbia Missourian
  • First Place, Best Photo Illustration, Vox Magazine.
  • First Place, Best News or Feature Series, Vox Magazine
  • First Place, Best Overall Design, Columbia Missourian
  • Second Place, Best Business Story, Columbia Missourian
  • Second Place, Best Coverage of Government, Columbia Missourian
  • Second Place, Best Feature Photograph, Columbia Missourian.
  • Second Place, Best Feature Story, Columbia Missourian.
  • Second Place, Best Headline Writing: Columbia Missourian.
  • Second Place, Best Information Graphic, Columbia Missourian
  • Second Place, Best News or Feature Obituary, Columbia Missourian
  • Second Place, Best Photo Package, Columbia Missourian
  • Second Place, Best Sports Feature Story, Columbia Missourian
  • Second Place, Best Sports Photograph, Columbia Missourian
  • Second Place, Best Story About Education, Columbia Missourian
  • Second Place, Best Story About Religion, Columbia Missourian
  • Second Place, Best Story About Rural Life or Agriculture, Columbia Missourian
  • Second Place, Best Story About the Outdoors, Columbia Missourian
  • Third Place, Best News Photograph, Columbia Missourian
  • Third Place, Best Feature Photograph, Columbia Missourian
  • Third Place, Best Story About Religion, Columbia Missourian
  • Third Place, Best Business Story, Columbia Missourian
  • Third Place, Best Story About the Outdoors, Columbia Missourian
  • Third Place, Best Sports News Story or Package, Columbia Missourian
  • Third Place, Best Feature Story, Columbia Missourian
  • Third Place, Best Front Page, Columbia Missourian
  • Third Place, Best Breaking News Story, Columbia Missourian
  • Third Place, Best News or Feature Obituary, Columbia Missourian
  • Third Place, Best Story About History, Columbia Missourian
  • Third Place, Best Military Story, Columbia Missourian
  • Third Place, Best Page Design, Columbia Missourian
  • Third Place, Best News or Feature Special Section, Columbia Missourian
  • Third Place, Best News Story, Columbia Missourian
  • Honorable Mention, Best Business Story, Columbia Missourian
  • Honorable Mention, Best News Story, Columbia Missourian
  • Honorable Mention, Best Breaking News Story, Columbia Missourian
  • Honorable Mention, Best News or Feature Obituary, Columbia Missourian
  • Honorable Mention, Best Military Story, Columbia Missourian
Missouri Press Association
  • ‪‪Honorable Mention, Best Business Story, by journalism sophomore‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬
  • Honorable Mention, Community Service, by journalism sophomore
Missouri Women’s Political Caucus
  • Master’s student invited to serve on Women in Media panel
Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Senior received Press Club and St. Louis Post-Dispatch $5,000 David S. Lipman Scholarship
Society of Professional Journalists, Region 7 Mark of Excellence Competition

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Updated: August 15, 2019

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