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More Than 400 Key Accomplishments, Awards and Recognitions

Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award
Included in the nearly 400 top honors and recognitions during the 2011-12 academic year were four national winners and four national finalists in the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards.

Faculty and Students Recognized for Excellence During 2011-12 Academic Year

Missouri School of Journalism students and faculty earned more than 400 top awards, honors and recognitions in writing, design, research, design, strategic communication and other areas during the 2011-12 academic year. The following list outlines these international, national and regional distinctions.

 1  Adobe Web Analytics National Competition  [Related]
  • Third Place Team

 1  Alaska Journal of Commerce

  • Online master's student selected for "Top 40 Under Forty" issue

 6  American Academy of Advertising

  • Faculty and doctoral students present peer-reviewed papers at annual conference

 12  American Advertising Federation

  • 12 students inducted in Alpha Delta Sigma, a national honor society

 2  American Advertising Federation, Kansas City Chapter Student Competition  [Related]

  • Gold ADDY, Print Magazine Category
  • Silver ADDY, Mixed Media Campaign Category

 1  American Advertising Federation National Student Advertising Competition

  • Fourth Place, District 9

 3  American Copy Editors Society  [Related]

  • $1,000 Copy Editing Scholarship, three of five national winners are Missouri journalism students

 1  American Journalism Historians Association  [Related]

  • Distinguished Administrator Award given to Dean Mills

 1  Arab-U.S. Association for Communication Educators

  • First Place, Excellence in Research in English

 94  Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication  [Related] and [Related]

  • 94 Peer-Reviewed Papers Presented
  • Top Faculty Paper, Communication Theory and Methodology Division
  • Top Student Paper, Community Journalism Interest Group
  • Top Faculty Paper, History Division
  • Top Paper, Special Call, Media Ethics Division
  • Top Faculty Paper; Newspaper Division
  • Top Faculty Paper, Radio-Television Journalism Division
  • First Place Faculty Paper, Law and Policy Division
  • First Place Faculty Paper, Minorities and Communication Division
  • Second Place, Mass Communication and Society Division
  • Second Place Faculty Paper, Minorities and Communication Division
  • Second Place Research Paper, Advertising Division
  • Third Place Paper, Graduate Education Interest Group
  • Fourth Place, Mass Communication and Society Division

 5  Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Student Magazine Contest  [Related]

  • Honorable Mention, Consumer Magazine Article: People
  • Honorable Mention, Consumer Magazine Article: Investigation and Analysis
  • Honorable Mention, Consumer Magazine Article: First Person
  • Honorable Mention, Single Issue of an Ongoing Print Magazine: Design
  • Honorable Mention, Single Issue of an Ongoing Print Magazine: Editorial

 1  Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Visual Communication Division  [Related]

  • Berkley Hudson named editor of Visual Communication Quarterly

 3  Associated Press  [Related]

  • Three students among 20 selected as summer interns, 1,000+ applicants

 4  Associated Press Sports Editors  [Related]

  • Top 8 Sports Section, Under 15,000 Circulation Category, Columbia Missourian
  • Top 10 Feature Writing, Student Honor (no ranking)
  • Top 10 Project Reporting, Student Honor (no ranking)
  • Top 10 Columns, Student Honor (no ranking)

 1  Big 12 Conference

  • Student named to 2012 Academic All-Big 12 Softball Team

 2  Books

  • "Macon: The People and Stories of Missouri's City of Maples"
    (Edited by a master's student.)  [Related]
  • "Reporting Disaster on Deadline"
    (Authored by faculty and an alumnus.)  [Related]

 1  Carnegie Corporation and John S. and James L. Knight Foundation  [Related]

  • News21 Fellowship

 1  Center for Media Religion and Culture Conference on Digital Religion

  • Doctoral student presents peer-reviewed paper at annual conference

 1  Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange

  • Yong Volz is one of 12 in U.S. to receive generous research grant

 5  College Photographer of the Year

  • Gold, Spot News
  • Silver, Illustration
  • Silver, International Picture Story
  • Bronze, Domestic Picture Story
  • Award of Excellence, Spot News

 8  Dow Jones News Fund

  • Eight students selected as summer interns

 1  Fox Sports Network  [Related]

  • Student-created campaign, "Every Game Matters," airs on Fox Sports Midwest

 1  Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

  • Betty Winfield, Fulbright Distinguished Chair, University of Warsaw in Poland

 3  German-American Fulbright Commission

  • Three students to be among select few from U.S. journalism schools for Young American Journalist Program

 1  Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal

  • Faculty members has one peer-reviewed article published

 1  Hearst Corporation's Innovation group and Reynolds Journalism Institute  [Related]

  • National Winner, 2012 Student Media Design Competition

 16  Hearst Journalism Awards

     National Championships

  • Third Place, National Multimedia Championship
  • Third Place, National Television Broadcast News Championship
  • Finalist, National Television Broadcast News Championship

     Annual Competitions
  • Finalist, Multimedia
  • Second Place, Television II News [Related]
  • Fourth Place, Overall Writing Awards
  • Fourth Place, Enterprise Reporting [Related]
  • Fourth Place, Multimedia I Features [Related]
  • Fourth Place, Multimedia III News
  • Fourth Place, Television II News [Related]
  • Fifth Place, Multimedia I Features [Related]
  • Sixth Place, Enterprise Reporting [Related]
  • Eighth Place, Multimedia II Features [Related]
  • Eighth Place, Personality/Profile Writing [Related]
  • Tenth Place, Breaking News [Related]
  • Tenth Place, Multimedia IV [Related]

 1  Howard Journal of Communications

  • Faculty member co-authors a peer-reviewed article

 1  Ingram's Kansas City Business Magazine  [Related]

  • Professor Emeritus Don Ranly named an "icon of education"

 1  International Association of Business Communicators  [Related]

  • Professor Emeritus Don Ranly named "All-Star Speaker"

 25  International Communication Association

  • 23 peer-reviewed paper and panel presentations
  • Faculty chair two sessions

 9  Kansas City Press Club Heart of America Awards

  • Gold, Documentary Program, KOMU-TV
  • Gold: Feature Reporting, KOMU-TV
  • Gold: Photojournalism, KOMU-TV
  • Silver: Feature Reporting, KOMU-TV
  • Silver: Newscast, KOMU-TV
  • Silver: Photojournalism, KOMU-TV
  • Silver: Sports, KOMU-TV
  • Bronze: General Reporting, KOMU-TV
  • Bronze: Photojournalism, KOMU-TV

 2  McCormick Foundation

  • School one of only six to receive $5,000 grant for national "1 for All" campaign [Related]
  • $50,000 grant funds news literacy survey [Related]

 4  Michigan State University Design Contest for College Students

  • Second Place, Sports Page Newspaper
  • Third Place, Infographics
  • Third Place, Front Page Newspaper
  • Honorable Mention, Front Page Newspaper

 6  Mid-America Emmy Award, Regional  [Related]

  • Professor Emeritus Rod Gelatt inducted into Gold Circle
  • College Student Award
  • Regional Emmy, Community Service
  • Regional Emmy, Historical/Cultural
  • Regional Emmy, Photography
  • Regional Emmy, Video Editing

 1  Mindfire, an Idea Engine by Ketchum  [Related]

  • Challenge winner

 9  Missouri Broadcasters Association

  • Winner, Best Feature Report, KOMU-TV
  • Winner: Best News Series, KBIA-FM
  • Winner, Best News Series, KOMU-TV
  • Winner: Best Weathercast, KOMU-TV
  • Certificate of Merit: Documentary, KOMU-TV
  • Certificate of Merit: Investigative Reporting, KOMU-TV
  • Certificate of Merit: Promotion, KOMU-TV
  • Certificate of Merit: Special Programs, KBIA-FM
  • Certificate of Merit: Sports, KOMU-TV

 59  Missouri Press Association for the Columbia Missourian  [Related]

  • Gold Medal, Class 2
  • First Place, Best Ad or Promotion of an Advertisement
  • First Place, Best Business Story-News or Feature
  • First Place, Best Breaking News Story
  • First Place, Community Service Award
  • First Place, Best Coverage of Family Living
  • First Place, Best Coverage of Government
  • First Place, Best Columnist-Humorous
  • First Place, Best Story about Education
  • First Place, Best Front Page
  • First Place, Best Front-to-Back Newspaper Design
  • First Place, Best Information Graphic
  • First Place, Best Investigative Reporting
  • First Place, Best Local Business Coverage
  • First Place, Best News Story
  • First Place, Best News or Feature Series
  • First Place, Best Photo Package
  • First Place, Best Story about Rural Life or Agriculture
  • First Place, Best Special Section
  • First Place, Best Story about Religion
  • First Place, Best Sports Feature Story
  • First Place, Best Sports News Story or Package
  • First Place, Best Sports Pages
  • First Place, Best Sports Photograph
  • Second Place, Best Columnist-Humorous
  • Second Place, Best Columnist-Serious
  • Second Place, Best Story about Education
  • Second Place, Best Feature Story
  • Second Place, General Excellence
  • Second Place, Best Headline Writing
  • Second Place, Best Story about History
  • Second Place, Best Information Graphic
  • Second Place, Best News Content
  • Second Place, Best Story about the Outdoors
  • Second Place, Best News Photograph
  • Second Place, Best Photo Illustration
  • Second Place, Best Photo Package
  • Second Place, Best Story about Religion
  • Second Place, Best Story about Rural Life or Agriculture
  • Second Place, Best Special Section
  • Second Place, Best Sports Photograph
  • Third Place, Best Columnist-Humorous
  • Third Place, Best Columnist-Serious
  • Third Place, Best Information Graphic
  • Third Place, Best News or Feature Series
  • Third Place, Best Story about the Outdoors
  • Third Place, Best Page Design
  • Third Place, Best Photo Illustration
  • Third Place, Best Story about Religion
  • Third Place, Best Sports Feature Story
  • Third Place, Best Sports News Story or Package
  • Third Place, Best Special Section
  • Honorable Mention, Best Story about History (1)
  • Honorable Mention, Best Story about History (2)
  • Honorable Mention, Best Investigative Reporting
  • Honorable Mention, Best News or Feature Series
  • Honorable Mention, Best Photo Package (1)
  • Honorable Mention, Best Photo Package (2)
  • Honorable Mention, Best Sports Feature Story

 3  National Press Photographers Association Monthly Multimedia Competition

  • First Place, Video Category
  • First Place, Audio Slideshow Category
  • Second Place, Audio Slideshow Category

 3  National Press Photographers Association Quarterly Contest  [Related]

  • First Place, News Page, Second quarter 2011
  • Second Place, Feature Page, Second quarter 2011
  • Third Place, Picture Page, Second quarter 2011

 1  Newseum  [Related]

  • Top 10 Best Of The Day Front Page

 2  Orbit Gum Spotlight Series National Design Contest  [Related]

  • Grand Prize (two separate winners)

 1  Overseas Press Club Foundation  [Related]

  • Student recipient of a $2,000 scholarship

 4  Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis  [Related]

  • Student recipient, $5,000 Press Club/St. Louis Post-Dispatch David Lipman Scholarship
  • Student recipient, $5,000 Press Club Media Scholarship
  • Student recipient, $1,000 Press Club Scholarship
  • Student recipient, Missouri Professional Communicators Journalism Foundation Scholarship

 2  Radio Television Journalism Digital News Association  [Related]

  • Lou and Carole Prato Sports Reporting Scholarship, student winner
  • Mike Reynolds Journalism Scholarship, student winner

 1  Radio Television Journalism Digital News Association Regional Edward R. Murrow Award

  • KOMU-TV, Video Documentary

 1  Sports Journalism Institute  [Related]

  • Missouri journalism student selected to participate

 1  Society for American Business Editors and Writers  [Related]

  • Best in Business Award

 1  Society For News Design Best of Digital News Design Competition  [Related]

  • Award of Excellence for multimedia project, Vox magazine

 35  Society of News Design College News Design Contest  [Related]

  • First Place, Information Graphics Portfolio
  • First Place, Multipage Story Package Features
  • First Place, Overall Design of a Magazine
  • First Place, Special Section Cover
  • First Place, Sports Design
  • First Place, Student Designer of the Year
  • Second Place, Illustration
  • Second Place, Multipage Story Package Features
  • Second Place, Photo Story Design
  • Second Place, Special Section Cover
  • Second Place, Multipage Story Package News/Sports
  • Second Place, Overall Design of a Special Section
  • Third Place, Information Graphics Portfolio
  • Third Place, Photo Story Design
  • Honorable Mention, Animated or Interactive Infographic
  • Honorable Mention, Breaking News
  • Honorable Mention: Front Page Broadsheet
  • Honorable Mention, Front Page Tabloid
  • Honorable Mention, Illustration
  • Honorable Mention, Information Graphic (1)
  • Honorable Mention, Information Graphic (2)
  • Honorable Mention, Information Graphic (3)
  • Honorable Mention, Multipage Story Package Features (1)
  • Honorable Mention, Multipage Story Package Features (2)
  • Honorable Mention, News Products Appearing on Other Digital Platforms
  • Honorable Mention, Photo Story Design (1)
  • Honorable Mention, Photo Story Design (2)
  • Honorable Mention, Photo Story Design (3)
  • Honorable Mention, Photo Story Design (4)
  • Honorable Mention, Photo Story Design (5)
  • Honorable Mention, Special Topics (1)
  • Honorable Mention, Special Topics (2)
  • Honorable Mention, Sports Design
  • Honorable Mention, Student Designer of the Year (1)
  • Honorable Mention, Student Designer of the Year (2)

 8  Society of Professional Journalists National Mark of Excellence Awards  [Related]

  • National Winner, Non-Fiction Magazine Article
  • National Winner, Online News Reporting
  • National Winner, Television News Photography
  • National Winner, Television Sports Reporting
  • National Finalist, Best Student Magazine
  • National Finalist, General News Reporting
  • National Finalist, In-Depth Reporting
  • National Finalist, Television In-Depth Reporting

 29  Society of Professional Journalists Region 7 Mark of Excellence Awards  [Related]

  • First Place, Best Student Magazine
  • First Place, Feature Writing
  • First Place, General News Reporting
  • First Place, In-Depth Reporting
  • First Place, Non-Fiction Magazine Article
  • First Place, Online Feature Reporting
  • First Place, Online News Reporting
  • First Place, Radio In-Depth Reporting
  • First Place, Radio News Reporting
  • First Place, Television Feature Reporting
  • First Place, Television In-Depth Reporting
  • First Place, Television General News Reporting
  • First Place, Television Breaking News Reporting
  • First Place Television News Photography
  • First Place, Television Sports Reporting
  • Second Place, Breaking News Reporting
  • Second Place, In-Depth Reporting
  • Second Place, Radio News Reporting
  • Second Place, Television Feature Reporting
  • Second Place, Television In-Depth Reporting
  • Second Place, Television News Reporting
  • Second Place, Television News Photography
  • Second Place, Television Sports Reporting
  • Third Place, Breaking News Reporting
  • Third Place, In-Depth Reporting
  • Third Place, Television Feature Reporting
  • Third Place, Television In-Depth Reporting
  • Third Place, Television General News Reporting
  • Third Place, Television Sports Reporting

 1  U.S. Department of State  [Related]

  • Student recipient of a critical language scholarship

 19  University of Missouri

  • Two Mizzou Alumni Association Faculty-Alumni Awards, one of which was the Distinguished Faculty Award [Related]
  • Mizzou '39, eight journalism students represented among the 39 selected [Related]
  • One of 13 on the MU campus to receive a Dr. Richard Wallace Research Incentive Grant from Mizzou Alumni Association
  • Tap Day: 1 Mortar Board, 1 Mystical Seven, 6 Omicrom Delta Kappa

 1  University of Washington  [Related]

  • Professor Emeritus Betty Winfield inducted into "Alumni Hall of Fame"

 6  White House Correspondents' Association

  • Six master's students selected as White House Correspondents' Association Fellows and attended the group's annual dinner with the President and First Lady

 1  William & Mary Bill of Rights Law Journal

  • Faculty member has one peer-reviewed article accepted for publication

 1  Women's Media Center  [Related]

  • Second Place, Girls State of the Union International Video Contest


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