Reporters from The Miami Student took home nine first-place and five finalist awards for journalism work in the Mark of Excellence (MOE) regional competition. In total, 15 Student reporters won recognition.
Presented by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), the MOE awards aim to “[honor] the best in student journalism,” by recognizing print, radio, television and online collegiate journalism.
Patricia Gallagher Newberry, area coordinator of Miami’s journalism program and immediate past president of SPJ, said she hopes the award helps to put Miami journalism students on the map.
“I think it adds to our profile in the state of Ohio and beyond as a journalism program that has students that are doing notable work,” Gallagher Newberry said. “I think the awards serve to tell not only the Miami and Oxford community, but the whole country that Miami journalism has got it going on.”
First place winners will go on to compete for national recognition in the fall.
Owen Berg for Photo Illustration with “Miami slow to isolate sick students”
Tim Carlin for Feature Writing (large campus) with “One year later: Delts hazing survivor tells his story”
Ceili Doyle for COVID-19 Coverage with “Coronavirus devastates Oxford businesses, City proposes stimulus program”
Erin Glynn for Non-Fiction Magazine Article with “Ai (爱) to Love and Ai (挨) to Suffer”
Caroline Haubenstricker for Breaking News Reporting (large campus) for “Students break quarantine to host party; OPD issues first gathering ban citation”
Alessandra Manukian for Editorial Cartooning with three COVID-related illustrations
Michael Vestey for Sports Column Writing for a selection of columns
Maya Fenter for Feature Writing (large campus) for “Pageantry in a new era: Redefining liberation”
Lukas Nelson for Sports Writing (large campus) for “Lauren Dickerson cements her status as a Miami legend”
Jessica Robinson for General Column Writing with a selection of humor columns