Students Win Five First-Place Awards in SPJ Competition

Truman students won five first-place Mark of Excellence 2005 awards in the Society of Professional Journalists competition for Region VII announced April 7 in St. Louis. The region consists of Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa. Thus for all individual awards, Truman students were competing against large schools such as the University of Missouri-Columbia, Kansas State University, the University of Kansas, the University of Iowa, Iowa State University and the University of Nebraska-Omaha. First-place winners continue to the national Mark of Excellence competition with those results announced in the fall.

First-place winners include: Index: Best all-around non-daily published once a week; Index staff: Editorial writing; Lisette Metz Grulke: General news photography; Roger Meissen: Photo illustration; Chris Tharp: Sports photography.

Second-place winners are: Conor Nicholl: Online sports reporting; Alan Reininger: Online news; Chris Tharp: Sports photography.

Third-place winners are: John Weeks, Courtney Rakers, Kelly Wikstrom: Radio in-depth reporting; Whitney McFerron: Breaking news reporting; Amy Deis: Feature writing; Roger Meissen: Sports photography.

Fifteen students attended the conference at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, accompanied by Karon Speckman, associate professor of communication and SPJ adviser.
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