Miami journalism students awarded at regional conferenceApr 11, 2011
Miami University journalism
students were honored for their work Saturday, April 2, at the Society
of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Regional Conference during the Mark of
Excellence Luncheon at the METS Center in Erlanger, Ky. The awards are
the SPJ's recognition of the best of student journalism. Miami received
several awards, including a first place.
Region 4: Ohio, Michigan, Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia, Mark of Excellence Awards went to:
- Joe Sampson, clinical faculty in journalism, and his spring 2010 Cincinnati public radio capstone students: Emily Atwood, Alex Butler, Anna Deeds, Katie Morgan, Joshua Messerly, Cassidy Pazyniak and Alex Vikartofsky placed first in the category of radio in-depth reporting for their report, “Tracking stimulus dollars in Southwest Ohio,” on Cincinnati public radio WMUB 88.5 FM. They are now entered in the National SPJ competition with winners to be announced September in New Orleans.
- Samuel Kay, international studies and geography double major, placed third for “Green Eggs and Sam” in The Miami Student, in the category of general column writing.
- Chloe Esposito, mass communications major and entrepreneurship minor, placed second for her article, “HPV at Miami,” in The Miami Quarterly, in the category of online in-depth reporting.
Listen online to the winning “Tracking stimulus dollars in Southwest Ohio” series.
written by student intern Lauren Schwab