Missouri Journalism Students Receive Society of Professional Journalists’ Regional, National Awards

Vox Magazine Staff

The staff of Vox Magazine was named as a finalist for “Best Student Magazine” in SPJ’s 2018 Mark of Excellence Region 7 Awards, just one of the recognitions Missouri students received from SPJ at the regional and national level.

Vox Magazine a Finalist for Best Student Magazine

Columbia, Mo. (July 18, 2019) — The Society of Professional Journalists‘ recognized several students from the Missouri School of Journalism in its regional and national Mark of Excellence contests earlier this year for top content.

The local work was published in the students’ respective newsrooms – KBIA-FM, the Columbia Missourian and Vox Magazine – three of the School’s hands-on learning, Missouri Method newsrooms.

Region 7 honorees were recognized in Warrensburg, Missouri. Region 7 is made up of Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas.

First place regional winners then went on to compete with winners from across SPJ’s 12 regions during the national competition. SPJ’s national winners were then recognized in San Antonio at the Excellence in Journalism conference.

2018 Mark of Excellence National Winners and Finalists

Magazines: Non-Fiction Magazine Article

Art/Graphics: Feature Photography, Large School Division

Radio: Radio News Reporting

Radio: Radio In-Depth Reporting

2018 Region 7 Mark of Excellence Award Winners and Finalists

Newspapers: General News Reporting (Small) 1-9,999 Students

Magazines: Non-Fiction Magazine Article

Best Student Magazine

  • Finalist: Staff of Vox Magazine

Arts/Graphics: Feature Photography (Large) 10,000+ Students

Arts/Graphics: Photo Illustration (Large) 10,000+ Students

  • Finalist: Phu Nguyen, Worth the Work

Radio: Feature

Radio: In-Depth Reporting

Radio: News Reporting

Radio: Sports Reporting

Videography: Online/Digital News

Videography: Online/Digital Feature

Updated: November 10, 2020

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