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Drake, Iowa State, Mizzou, Missouri Southern, St. Louis & Johnson County community colleges named national MOE winners, finalists

Congratulations to students from Drake, Iowa State, University of Missouri, Missouri Southern State, St. Louis Community College and Johnson County Community College who were named national winners and finalists Tuesday in the Mark of Excellence competition.

This year, student journalists submitted almost 4,000 entries. National Mark of Excellence Award judges choose one national winner in each category and two national finalists (runners-up).
First-place national winners will be recognized at the Excellence in Journalism 2011 conference Sept. 25-27 in New Orleans and showcased on SPJ’s website.

View the winning work here.

The national winners and finalists from Region 7 are:

Feature Photography
• National Finalist: Students Mourn Death – by Sarah Andrews, Drake University.

Sports Photography
• National Finalist: Cyclone Stampede: Kickin’ Up Dust – by Kelsey Kremer, Iowa State University.

Non-Fiction Magazine Article
• National Finalist: Beltway Beginnings – by Catherine Newhouse, University of Missouri.

Editorial Writing
• National Finalist: Brennan Stebbins, Missouri Southern State University.

Online Feature Reporting
• National Finalist: Battle Over Judge Retention In Iowa – by Tyler Kingkade, Iowa State University.

Television General News Reporting
• National Winner: New Signs for Boomer Eyes – by Jennifer Meckles, University of Missouri.

Television In-Depth Reporting
• National Finalist: Target 8: Fulton State Hospital – by Jennifer Meckles & Scott Schaefer, University of Missouri.

Television News Photography
• National Finalist: Winter Delivery – by John Henry, University of Missouri

Two-Year College/University Winners & Finalists

General News Reporting
• National Winner: The Forgotten Genocide – by Eric Aikin, Joseph Douglas, Andrea Royals & Anna Nowotny, St. Louis Community College at Meramec.

Television Feature
• National Winner: K.C. Pedicabs – by Jason Gould, Johnson County Community College.

 

Congrats, MOE winners!

I had the honor of meeting some of the Mark of Excellence award winners at this past weekend’s Region 7 spring conference in Kansas City.

First place regional winners will advance to the national round of judging. National winners will be announced in early May.

The winners are listed below.


Four Year College/University winners:

Breaking News Photography
• First Place: Election 2010 – Terry Branstad – by Dylan Boyle, Iowa State University.
• Second Place: No Award.*
• Third Place: No Award.*

Feature Photography
• First Place: Students Mourn Death – by Sarah Andrews, Drake University.
• Second Place: Diwali Night – Haema Nilakanta – by Kelsey Kremer, Iowa State University.
• Third Place: Skin Deep – by Ari Curtis, Drake University.

General News Photography
• First Place: A Matter of Interpretation – by Elliot Kort, University of Kansas.
• Second Place: Able Life – by Carnez Williams, University of Kansas.
• Third Place: Images of Hope – by Molly Mullen & Kim Sulack, Creighton University.

Photo Illustration
• First Place: Drake Magazine Cover – by Jason Oelmann, Drake University.
• Second Place: Sparking a Comeback – by Trina Pham & Julia Smith, Creighton University.
• Third Place: The State of Urban America – by Nicole Salow, Drake University.

Sports Photography
• First Place: Cyclone Stampede: Kickin’ Up Dust – by Kelsey Kremer, Iowa State University.
• Second Place: No Award.*
• Third Place: No Award.*

Best Student Magazine
• First Place: Native Daughters, University of Nebraska.
• Second Place: Detours, Truman State University.
• Third Place: Trend, Iowa State University.

Non-Fiction Magazine Article
• First Place: Beltway Beginnings – by Catherine Newhouse, University of Missouri.
• Second Place: Crossing the Line – by Rachel Vogel, Drake University.
• Third Place: Don’t Look Back – by Laura Johnson, Drake University.

Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper
• First Place: Iowa State Daily, Iowa State University.
• Second Place: No Award.*
• Third Place: No Award.*

Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper
• First Place: The Index, Truman State University.
• Second Place: The Creightonian, Creighton University.
• Third Place: No Award.*

Breaking News Reporting
• First Place: Southern hires embezzler to teach accounting – by Brennan Stebbins, Missouri Southern State University.
• Second Place: Jon Lacina’s body found – by Sarah Haas, Rashah McChesney, Kim Norvell & Jessica Opoien, Iowa State University.
• Third Place: Republican candidates dominate election – by Austin Enns & Jason Strachman Miller, Kansas State University.

Editorial Writing
• First Place: Brennan Stebbins, Missouri Southern State University.
• Second Place: No Award.*
• Third Place: No Award.*

Feature Writing
• First Place: Unexpectedly Expecting – by Aly Van Dyke, University of Kansas.
• Second Place: Abnormal arms, but ample ability – by Adam Samson, University of Kansas.
• Third Place: With poplar trees, a one-time polluter makes some green – by James Malewitz, University of Iowa.

General News Reporting
• First Place: A Matter of Interpretation – by Elliot Kort, University of Kansas.
• Second Place: Able Life – by Carnez Williams, University of Kansas.
• Third Place: Images of Hope – by Molly Mullen & Kim Sulack, Creighton University.

In-Depth Reporting
• First Place: A generation ablaze – by Brenna Hawley, University of Kansas.
• Second Place: Proposition 1: Downtown Cameras – by Victoria Guida, University of Missouri.
• Third Place: Sales of the Death Men – by Keven Hardy, University of Kansas.

Sports Column Writing
• First Place: Max Olson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
• Second Place: Jack Nicholl, Truman State University.
• Third Place: No Award.*

Sports Writing
• First Place: Go and catch a falling star – by Scott Miller, The University of Iowa.
• Second Place: Husker long snapper Mangieri prefers to remain hidden – by Mitch Smith, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
• Third Place: Junior Guard hopes to shine bright this season and beyond – by Matt Entringer, Creighton University.

Best Affiliated Web Site
• First Place: IowaStateDaily.com, Iowa State University.
• Second Place: No Award.*
• Third Place: No Award.*

Online Feature Reporting
• First Place: Battle Over Judge Retention In Iowa – by Tyler Kingkade, Iowa State University.
• Second Place: Penn Staters return to the shrine – No Award.*
• Third Place: No Award.*

Online Opinion & Commentary
• First Place: Kirsten Jacobsen, University of Iowa.
• Second Place: No Award.*
• Third Place: No Award.*

Radio Feature
• First Place: Unorthodox Piercings – by Caitlin Doornbos, University of Kansas.
• Second Place: Getting Out the Vote – by Brian Johnson, University of Missouri.
• Third Place: Haiti Benefit Concert – by Kyle Stokes, University of Missouri.

Radio News Reporting
• First Place: The Zombie Walk – by Krista Jobst, University of Kansas.
• Second Place: Candidate Vicky Hartzler – by Kyle Stokes, University of Missouri.
• Third Place: KU Quidditch Club – by Alex Tretbar, University of Kansas.

Radio In-Depth Reporting
• First Place: Patriot Guard Riders – by Nick Gass & Alex Pfenninger, University of Missouri.
• Second Place: No Award.*
• Third Place: No Award.*

Radio Sports Reporting
• First Place: Extreme Birding – by Rebecca Wolfson & Maggie Berglund, University of Missouri.
• Second Place: Derby at the Fair – by Rebecca Wolfson, University of Missouri.
• Third Place: No Award.*

Television Feature
• First Place: A Hairdresser’s Story – by Emily Spain, University of Missouri.
• Second Place: Adults vs Kids: Texting and Driving – by Jennifer Meckles & Scott Schaefer, University of Missouri.
• Third Place: The Story of Amanda McDaniel – by Alex Rozier, University of Missouri.

Television Feature Photography
• First Place: Art Walk – by Monica Scherer, Missouri State University.
• Second Place: No Award.*
• Third Place: No Award.*

Television General News Reporting
• First Place: New Signs for Boomer Eyes – by Jennifer Meckles, University of Missouri.
• Second Place: Book Ban – by Adam Hammons, Missouri State University.
• Third Place: Adoption – by Courtney Syberg & Katy Reed, Missouri State University.

Television Breaking News Reporting
• First Place: University of Missouri System President Resigns – by Alex Rozier, University of Missouri.
• Second Place: Rebuilding Together – by Alex Rozier, University of Missouri.
• Third Place: A Tiny Hero – by Alison Schutz (Archer), University of Missouri.

Television In-Depth Reporting
• First Place: Target 8: Fulton State Hospital – by Jennifer Meckles & Scott Schaefer, University of Missouri.
• Second Place: Columbia Trailer Park Linked To National Problem – by Emily Spain, University of Missouri.
• Third Place: No Award.*

Television News Photography
• First Place: Winter Delivery – by John Henry, University of Missouri.
• Second Place: No Award.*
• Third Place: No Award.*

Television Sports Reporting
• First Place: Runs in the Family – by Casey Phillips, University of Missouri.
• Second Place: CMU Lineman All-American On and Off The Field – by Josh Frydman, University of Missouri.
• Third Place: Jon Ketz – by Jonathan Ketz & Eric Blumberg, University of Missouri.

Two Year College winners:

General News Reporting
• First Place: The Forgotten Genocide – by Eric Aikin, Joseph Douglas, Andrea Royals & Anna Nowotny, St. Louis Community College – Meramec.
• Second Place: No Award.*
• Third Place: No Award.*

Television Feature
• First Place: K.C. Pedicabs – by Jason Gould, Johnson County Community College.
• Second Place: No Award.*
• Third Place: No Award.*

Television Sports Reporting
• First Place: JCCC Cavaliers at the “K” – by Rob Ladd, Johnson County Community College.
• Second Place: No Award.*
• Third Place: No Award.*

Television Sports Photography
• First Place: JCCC Cavaliers at the “K” – by Jason Gould & Caleb Gabauer, Johnson County Community College.
• Second Place: No Award.*
• Third Place: No Award.*

*Mark of Excellence Awards honor only the best in student journalism. Judges are not required to select first, second or third place winners.

Students in Region 7 have winning ways

We had a great Mark of Excellence awards luncheon in Omaha, with a full house of students, advisers, and other regional conference attendees.  Our speaker was Joe Jordan, veteran investigative reporter and now at the helm of NebraskaWatchdog.org.

So, without further ado:

ONLINE FEATURE REPORTING

—3rd Place ~ Rachel Dannen, Baker University:  —TheBakerOrange.com

—2nd Place ~ Reina Murphy, Chris Smith, Kelsey Epperson and Alesha Miller, Baker University: —TheBakerOrange.com —

1st Place ~ Adam Falk, University of Missouri:  —ColumbiaMissourian.com —“Play in a Day.” —Judges said: “The task is daunting: Begin with a script in the morning and prepare all day to present a play that night. Telling the story of a “Play in a Day” is no less difficult. But this entry does a wonderful job of capturing the nervousness, excitement, frustration and joy of putting it all together. Outstanding work.”

ONLINE IN-DEPTH REPORTING

—1st Place ~ Xin Fen, University of Iowa:  —DailyIowan.com —“Readying for War.” —Judges said: “This entry is a winner because it offers solid reporting, a good range of sources, and determined efforts to find the source of an email scam targeting students. The package includes simple audio and video presentations to explain the story.”

ONLINE SPORTS REPORTING

—3rd Place ~ Len Goldman & Joe Bradley, University of Missouri —Columbia: Missourian.com —

2nd Place ~ Kelsey Epperson, Baker University:  —TheBakerOrange.com —

1st Place ~ Evan Bush, Adam Falk & Taryn Wood, University of Missouri:  —ColumbiaMissourian.com —“Pregame Playmakers” —Judges said: “Excellent enterprise coverage that spotlights the hundreds of people who help to put on a show for a major college football game. Excellent use of multimedia to tell these interesting stories.”

NEWSPAPERS: BREAKING NEWS REPORTING

—3rd Place ~ Bethany Pint, Iowa State University:  —Iowa State Daily

—2nd Place ~ Staff, University of Kansas:  —University Daily Kansan

—1st Place ~ Daniel Johnson, University of Kansas:   —University Daily Kansan —“Jayhawk fights rock campus” —Judges said: “Comprehensive one-day coverage by one reporter. Included quotes from students, area business owner, university officials. A lot of territory was covered in a short period. Well done.”

NEWSPAPERS: GENERAL NEWS REPORTING

—3rd Place ~ Jessica Opoien, Iowa State University:   —Iowa State Daily

—2nd Place ~ Jason Miller, Kansas State University:  —Kansas State Collegian —

1st Place ~ Daniel Johnson, University of Kansas:   —University Daily Kansan —“Overdrafts under review” —Judges said: “Fresh take on a story of interest to wide college audience. Well written and detailed. Covered all aspects and did not leave unanswered questions. Writer did great research for this story. Good use of quotes from various sources.”

NEWSPAPERS: IN-DEPTH REPORTING

—2rd Place ~ Aly Van Dyke, University of Kansas: —University Daily Kansan

—1st Place ~ Danny Valentine, University of Iowa: —The Daily Iowan —“The siren song of alcohol” —Judges said: “This in-depth story gave me chills as I read it. It really showed, demonstrated the seriousness of this problem on the campus of the University of Iowa. Wow!”

NEWSPAPERS: FEATURE REPORTING

—3rd Place ~ Brandon Sayers, University of Kansas:  —University Daily Kansan

—2nd Place ~ Torey Robinson, Iowa State University: Iowa State Daily

—1st Place ~ Kim Norvell, Iowa State University:  —Iowa State Daily —“A fatal mistake” —Judges said: “The writer does an excellent job of bringing out the humanity of Shanda and the victims in the story. The story is emotional, but not overly so. Strong quotes and tight writing move the reader through the story.”

NEWSPAPERS: EDITORIAL WRITING

—2nd Place ~ Kyle Peterson, Iowa State University:  —Iowa State Daily —

1st Place ~ Brennan Stebbins, Missouri Southern State: University —The Chart.  —”Editorials on administration”   —Judges said: “Many proven effective opinion-writing techniques such as repetition, direct address, and strong, early calls to action in this series of editorials on the turmoil involving the university president.”

NEWSPAPERS: GENERAL COLUMN WRITING

—2nd Place ~ Chance York, Kansas State University:  —Kansas State Collegian

—1st Place ~ Jessica Opoien, Iowa State University:  —Iowa State Daily —“Equality,” “Number” and “Plagiarism.” —Judges said: “Well-reasoned columns with clearly expressed thoughts and opinions.”

NEWSPAPERS: SPORTS COLUMN WRITING

—2nd Place ~ Jack Nichol, Truman State University:  —The Index

—1st Place ~ Chris Smith, Baker University:  —The Baker Orange “—Perspectives on sports”  —Judges said: “This writer clearly understands two things about sports column writing: Sports are to be fun and the sports columnist can make them fun for his readers. He does a fantastic job of using humor, especially the acronym in the story about the dodge ball game.”

NEWSPAPERS: SPORTS COLUMB WRITING (2-year college)

—1st Place ~ Collin Reischman, St. Louis Community College Meramec:   —The Montage —“Removed from the mat” —Judges said: “Really nicely done.  The writer covered most of the bases and did a good job of letting the reader know just how big the dismissal of the coach in a sport without a huge following really was.”

MAGAZINES: NON-FICTION ARTICLE

—3rd Place ~ Kayla Craig, Drake University:  —Drake Magazine —

2nd Place ~ Katy Steinmetz, University of Missouri:  —Vox Magazine —

1st Place ~ Chris Hamby, University of Missouri:  —Vox Magazine —“Keeper of the court” —Judges said: “Compelling story with a solid foundation. The strong writing carries the reader from beginning to end, building upon each new section as we go.”

PHOTOGRAPHY: PHOTO ILLUSTRATION

—3rd Place ~ Julia Smith, Creighton University:  —The Creightonian

—2nd place ~ Rashah McChesney, Iowa State University: —The Iowa State Daily —

1st place ~ Darin Friedrichs, Drake University:  —Drake Magazine —“Morning after survival guide” —Judges said: “This series of photo illustrations did a good job of telling the story, and was well-suited for the targeted audience. A slight touch of humor enhanced them, rather than making light of the situations.”

RADIO: NEWS REPORTING

—2nd place ~ Taylor Reeh, University of Missouri:  —KBIA 91.3 FM

—1st place ~ Becky Thiele, University of Missouri:  —KBIA 91.3 FM —“Rain delays harvest” —Judges said: “Nice voice for broadcast work. Sound bites and and written words tell the story quite well.”

RADIO: NEWS FEATURE

—3rd Place ~ J.P. Regan, University of Missouri:  —KBIA 91.3 FM —

2nd place ~ Kyle Stokes, University of Missouri:  —KBIA 91.3 FM —

1st place ~ Brandon Smith, University of Missouri:  —KBIA 91.3 FM —“Low pork prices hurt farmers” —Judges said: “This was a very competitive category with little separating the high-quality work among the top three. This entry has strong, descriptive writing and does  good job explaining a complex topic in simple terms.”

RADIO: IN-DEPTH REPORTING

—1st place ~ Lindsey Foat & Emily Coppel, University of Missouri:  —KBIA 91.3 FM —“Life after prison” —Judges said: “This is superior work. Well written voice over, excellent use of natural sound — all woven together quite well to tell an interesting, informative story. I’d listen to quality work like this in a heartbeat.”

RADIO: SPORTS REPORTING

—2nd place ~ Shane Hoffman, University of Missouri:  —KBIA 91.3 FM —

1st place ~ Brandon Spencer, University of Missouri:  —KBIA 91.3 FM —“Tailgaters Ride to Football Games in Style:  In the ZouBus” —Judges said: “Good concept & story”

TELEVISION: BREAKING NEWS REPORTING

—1st place ~ Alex Rozier, University of Missouri:  —KOMU-TV —“Getting to know Alyssa Bustamante” —Judges said: “Very good live shot to set up the story.  Excellent selection of sound bites to show how emotional this case is.  Effective use of photographs to help tell the story. Nice job.”

TELEVISION: GENERAL NEWS REPORTING

—3rd place ~ Kenzie Cordt, University of Kansas:  —KUJH-TV

—2nd place ~ Kyle Stokes, University of Missouri:  —KOMU-TV —

1st place ~ Kyle Stokes, University of Missouri:  —KOMU-TV —“Hot Dogs, Apple Pie, and Cupp Chevrolet” —Judges said: “Good editing–good way to take national story and make it local, about real people in your community with good writing/video/sound”

TELEVISION: FEATURE REPORTING

—3rd Place ~ Kenzie Cordt, University of Kansas:  —KUJH-TV

—2nd Place ~ Renee Goodwin, Missouri State University:  —KOZK-TV

—1st place ~ Allan Thompson, University of Missouri:  —KOMU-TV —“Hunting for hope” —Judges said” “Outstanding story, well conceived with excellent storytelling.  Very well shot and edited.  Great natural sound.”

TELEVISION: IN-DEPTH REPORTING

—3rd place ~ Beth Ford, University of Missouri:  —KOMU-TV —

2nd place ~ Xin Feng, University of Iowa:  —UITV —

1st place ~ Laura Nichols, University of Missouri:  —KOMU-TV —“Marine vaccination injury”

TELEVISION: SPORTS REPORTING

—2rd place ~ Alex Rozier, University of Missouri:  —KOMU-TV

—1st place ~ Michael Kelly, University of Missouri:  —KOMU-TV —“Fan Rumps” —Judges said: “It included several excellent news elements including conflict, impact, timeliness, proximity, prominence, helpfulness and human interest. It made good use of natural sound, featured a creative standup and creative cover footage.”

TELEVISION: FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY

—1st place ~ Phillip Pulliam, Missouri State University:  —KOZK-TV —“Hotel of Terror” —Judges said: “Nice Halloween feature. Highlights some of what a patron might see without giving away too much.”

TELEVISION: SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY

—2nd place ~ Alex Rozier, University of Missouri:  —KOMU-TV

—1st place ~ Mike Brannen, University of Missouri:  —KOMU-TV —“Nasty nine” —Judges said: “Good story… good integration of the Antlers and the Macon County crazies.  Good video.”

BEST ALL-AROUND DAILY NEWSPAPER (published at least four times a week)

—2nd place ~ University Daily Kansan: University of Kansas —

1st place ~ Iowa State Daily:  —Iowa State University —Judges said: “Great synergy between articles, photography and layout. Fine writing style on most stories, one that heightened interest. The story package on the hit-and-run and drunk driving was well executed, topped off with a fine editorial. One of the better college papers that I’ve read.”

BEST ALL-AROUND DAILY NEWSPAPER (published less than four times a week)

—3rd Place ~ The Baker Orange:  —Baker University —

2rd Place ~ The Truman Index:  —Truman State University

—1st place ~ The Creightonian:  —Creighton University Judges said: “All-around excellent newspaper. Clean, inviting design of pages, story packages and photo spreads. Good mix of news and features. Great photography.

BEST ALL-AROUND NON-DAILY NEWSPAPER (two-year college)

—1st place ~ The Montage:  —St. Louis Community College, Meramec/—Carlos Restrepo, Editor-in-Chief —Judges said: “The Montage staff is publishing a well-designed, well-written and interesting newspaper.  Balanced coverage includes breaking news, controversial issues and excellent features.”

BEST ALL-AROUND RADIO NEWSCAST

1st place ~ KBIA 91.3 FM:  —University of Missouri —”Taylor Reeh with Regional News” —Judges said: “Smooth delivery. Copy was well written, concise, well organized. This entry was as good or better than you’d hear on some commercial stations in mid- or small markets. Nice job.”

BEST AFFILIATED WEB SITE

—3rd Place ~ DrakeMagazine.com:  —Drake University —

2rd Place ~ ThinkMagazine.com: —Drake University

—1st place ~ Kansan.com:   —University of Kansas —Judges said: “An outstanding student publication.  Attractive, easy to navigate, and thorough.  Well done!”

BEST STUDENT MAGAZINE

—3rd Place ~ 515 Magazine, Drake University:  —Max Plenke, Editor

—2nd Place ~ Trend Magazine, Iowa State University:  —Staff

—1st Place ~ Drake Magazine, Drake University:  —Tara Richards, Editor —Judges said: “This entry is highly professional in quality of production and design and has a wide variety of features that would appeal to a broad audience. The writing is strong and the photography helps present the stories in a pleasing manner.”

Broadcasters win Regional Murrow Awards

The Radio Television Digital News Association announced its regional Edward R. Murrow Award winners today. RTDNA’s Region 5 corresponds exactly to our Region 7.  By the way, SPJ & RTDNA are joining forces for a national conference in 2011! Stand by for more information on that.

So, here are the winners in IA, KS, MO and NE.

Congratulations to all!

Radio, Large Market

Overall Excellence
KMOX-AM – St. Louis, MO
KMOX Overall Excellence
Listen to the winning entry

Audio Breaking News Coverage
KCUR-FM – Kansas City, MO
Breaking News
Listen to the winning entry

Audio Continuing Coverage
WOI-AM – Des Moines, IA
The Day the Music Died
Listen to the winning entry

Audio Feature Reporting
KMOX-AM – St. Louis, MO
The Bait Shop
Listen to the winning entry

Audio Reporting: Hard News
KMOX-AM – St. Louis, MO
Judge Jimmy Edwards
Listen to the winning entry

Audio Investigative Reporting
KMOX-AM – St. Louis, MO
Downfall of a State Rep
Listen to the winning entry

Audio News Series
KMOX-AM – St. Louis, MO
Culture of Corruption
Listen to the winning entry

Audio Newscast
KMBZ-AM – Kansas City, KS
Kansas City’s Morning News
Listen to the winning entry

Audio Sports Reporting
KWMU-FM – St. Louis, MO
Big Business in Midsummer Classic
Listen to the winning entry

Use of Sound
KMOX-AM – St. Louis, MO
History of St. Louis Rock & Roll
Listen to the winning entry

Web site

KWMU-FM – St. Louis, MO
stlpublicradio.org

Radio, Small Market

Overall Excellence
KTTS-FM – Springfield, MO
KTTS Overall Excellence
Listen to the winning entry

Audio Breaking News Coverage
KFDI-FM – Wichita, KS
Sheriff Deputy Murder
Listen to the winning entry

Audio Continuing Coverage
KFDI-FM – Wichita, KS
Justin Thurber Capital Murder Trial
Listen to the winning entry

Audio Feature Reporting
KBIA-FM – Columbia, MO
The Green Report
Listen to the winning entry

Audio Reporting: Hard News
KANU-FM – Salinas, KS
New Options For Traumatized Soldiers
Listen to the winning entry

Audio News Series
KSMU-FM – Springfield, MO
Dairy Farmers
Listen to the winning entry

Audio Newscast
KTTS-FM – Springfield, MO
KTTS Need to Know News
Listen to the winning entry

Audio Sports Reporting
KBIA-FM – Columbia, MO
Toughest Guy in Basketball
Listen to the winning entry

Use of Sound
KBIA-FM – Columbia, MO
The History Behind Bells
Listen to the winning entry

Web site

KTTS-FM – Springfield, MO
KTTS.com

Writing
KTTS-FM – Springfield, MO
KTTS Writing Entry
Listen to the winning entry

Television, Large Market

Overall Excellence
KSDK-TV – St. Louis, MO
KSDK Overall Excellence
Watch the winning entry

Video Breaking News Coverage
KMBC-TV – Kansas City, MO
I-70 Turnpike Tornado
Watch the winning entry

Video Continuing Coverage

KSHB-TV – Kansas City, MO
Save Your Home
Watch the winning entry

Video Feature Reporting
KSDK-TV – St. Louis, MO
Senior Prom
Watch the winning entry

Video Reporting: Hard News
KCTV – Kansas City, KS
Liberty Bus Crash: The NTSB Files
Watch the winning entry

Video News Series
KMOV-TV – St. Louis, MO
East St. Louis Police Investigation
Watch the winning entry

Video Newscast
KSDK-TV – St. Louis, MO
Church Shooting
Watch the winning entry

Video Sports Reporting
KSDK-TV – St. Louis, MO
Deaf Baseball Camp
Watch the winning entry

Use of Video
KCTV – Kansas City, KS
Behind the Curtain
Watch the winning entry

Writing
KSDK-TV – St. Louis, MO
Mike Bush – Writing
Watch the winning entry

Television, Small Market

Overall Excellence
KCCI-TV – Des Moines, IA
KCCI Overall Excellence
Watch the winning entry

Video Breaking News Coverage
WHO-TV – Des Moines, IA
River Rescue
Watch the winning entry

Video Continuing Coverage
WHO-TV – Des Moines, IA
Lexie’s Smile
Watch the winning entry

Video Feature Reporting
KCCI-TV – Des Moines, IA
Bud’s Gym
Watch the wining entry

Video Investigative Reporting
KWCH – Wichita, KS
FactFinder 12 Investigation: Small Smiles
Watch the wining entry

Video Reporting: Hard News
KYTV – Springfield, MO
VA Suicide
Watch the winning entry

Video News Documentary
KCRG-TV – Cedar Rapids, IA
Epic Surge
Watch the winning entry

Video News Series
WHO-TV – Des Moines, IA
13 Cares
Watch the winning entry

Video Newscast
KCCI-TV – Des Moines, IA
News Channel 8 at 6
Watch the winning entry

Video Sports Reporting
KOMU-TV – Columbia, MO
Tiger Toilets
Watch the winning entry

Use of Video
WHO-TV – Des Moines, IA
Crossroads
Watch the winning entry

Web site

KTKA-TV – Topeka, KS
KTKA.com

Writing
KCRG-TV – Cedar Rapids, IA
Mark Geary Writing Composite
Watch the winning entry

Regional Excellence

Congratulations to students at the following schools! They have placed in the Region 7 Mark of Excellence Awards. We will announce 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in each category at a special luncheon during regional conference April 9-10 in Omaha. First place winners are automatically entered into the national Mark of Excellence competition. See you there!

Kansas State University

General Column Writing-4 Year College/UniversityGeneral News Reporting-4 Year College/University

The University of Kansas

Best Affiliated Web Site-4 Year College/University; Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper- 4 Year College/University; Breaking News Reporting-4 Year College/UniversityBreaking News Reporting-4 Year College/UniversityFeature Writing-4 Year College/UniversityGeneral News Reporting-4 Year College/UniversityIn-Depth Reporting-4 Year College/UniversityTelevision Feature-4 Year College/UniversityTelevision General News Reporting-4 Year College-University

The University of Iowa

In-Depth Reporting-4 Year College/UniversityOnline In-Depth Reporting-4 Year College/UniversitySports Writing-4 Year College/UniversityTelevision In-Depth Reporting-4 Year College/University

Iowa State University

Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper- 4 Year College/University; Best Student Magazine-4 Year College/UniversityBreaking News Reporting-4 Year College/University; Editorial Writing-4 Year College/UniversityFeature Writing-4 Year College/University;
General Column Writing-4 Year College/UniversityGeneral News Reporting-4 Year College/UniversityPhoto Illustration-4 Year College/University

Creighton University

Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper-4 Year College/University; Photo Illustration-4 Year College/University

Drake University

Best Student Magazine-4 Year College/UniversityBest Affiliated Web Site-4 Year College/University; Best Affiliated Web Site-4 Year College/University; Non-Fiction Magazine Article-4 Year College/UniversityPhoto Illustration-4 Year College/University

Truman State University

Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper-4 Year College/UniversitySports Column Writing-4 Year College/University

Baker University

Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper-4 Year College/UniversityOnline Feature Reporting-4 Year College/UniversityOnline Sports Reporting-4 Year College/UniversitySports Column Writing-4 Year College/University

Missouri State University

Television Feature Photography-4 Year College/UniversityTelevision Feature-4 Year College/University

St. Louis Community College

Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper-2 Year/Community CollegeSports Writing-2 Year/Community College

Missouri Southern State University

Editorial Writing-4 Year College/University

The University of Missouri

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