Staffed by Missouri School of Journalism students who do the reporting, design, copy editing, information graphics, photography and multimedia, the Columbia Missourian has won 18 awards in the 2018 Associated Press Media Editors Newspaper Contest.
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Kansas City (Feb. 1, 2019) — The Columbia Missourian has won 18 awards in the 2018 Associated Press Media Editors Newspaper Contest, including the General Excellence award for Division II, newspapers with a weekly circulation of 25,000-150,000, recognizing the newspaper with the most individual awards overall.
Nineteen newspapers submitted a total of 413 entries. The Missourian wins show “the tenacity of our reporters, the expertise of our faculty journalists and the success of the Missouri Method,” said Ruby Bailey, executive editor of the Missourian and Missouri Community Newspaper Management Chair.
The Columbia Missourian is a community news organization supervised by professional editors and staffed by Missouri School of Journalism students who do the reporting, design, copy editing, information graphics, photography and multimedia. Missourian winners for the 2018 APME awards are as follows:
General Excellence Award
Division II: Newspapers with Circulations 25,000 to 150,000 Weekly
- First Place: Alexis Allison, “River Man: How Jeff Barrow’s Love for Water Unites Missourians“
- Second Place: Alexis Allison, “Bearing the Burden: How Racism-Related Stress Hurts America’s Black Mothers and Babies“
Public Interest/Investigative or In-Depth Reporting
- First Place: Kathryn Hardison, “Milked Dry: Missouri’s Diminishing Dairy Industry at a Crossroads“
- Second Place: Anna Brett and Tessa Weinberg, “In Rural Missouri, Response to Sexual Assault is Uneven and Uncertain“
Sports Feature Writing
- Third Place: Eli Lederman, “‘Make an Impact:’ Are All Those Missouri Uniforms Fashion Dos or Don’ts?“
- First Place: Sky Chadde and Sam A. Manas, “City Manager Mike Matthes Resigns“
- Third Place: Noah Higgins-Dunn, Alexis Allison and Cary Littlejohn, “Two Columbia-Area Hikers Found Dead in Alaska Backcountry“
- Second Place: Hailey Hofer, “Josh Oxenhandler Attends the Jubilee Masquerade Gala“
- Third Place: Jessi Dodge, “Photo Gallery: ‘Atmosphere’ Art Installation Creates Ethereal Visuals“
- First Place: Maria Callejon, “Mending Broken Hearts”
- Third Place: Marilyn Haigh, “Leasing Land from Across the Country”
- First Place: Columbia Missourian, “Friday Night Sights: 9.7.18“
- Second Place: Christiane-Tresor Crawford and Di Pan, “Making a Difference: 27 Years of Preaching and Teaching“
- Third Place: India Garrish, “Teen Gets an Unconventional Prom at Women’s and Children’s Hospital“
- First Place: Antranik Tavitian, “Battle Linebacker Elias Edwards Shows His Emotions at Halftime“
- Third Place: Jenna Kieser, “Dennis Dudley of Columbia Draws His Bow Back“
Spot News Photos
- Third Place: Phu Nguyen, “Terrance Williams Embraces Maleshia Estes at the Scene of a Shooting at 720 Demaret Drive“
The Associated Press Media Editors is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization of newsroom leaders and journalism educators that works closely with The Associated Press to promote journalism excellence as well as a professional network for helping editors and broadcasters improve their news coverage and newsroom operations. Nationwide, the AP represents 1,400 newspapers and 5,000 broadcast stations.
Updated: November 6, 2020