3 OU Daily student leaders honored in professional contests

Andrew Clark (from left), Jesse Pound and Dana Branham. Photo by Sean Christiansen

Three student leaders at The OU Daily have won national honors this summer for work they produced in the past year.

Andrew Clark, a spring 2017 graduate, was part of the News21 team that won the Investigative Reporters & Editors’ student reporting award in the large university category. The group, which Clark interned with during the summer of 2016, examined voting rights in the United States. He is now a Pulliam Fellow at the Indianapolis Star.

Dana Branham, a rising journalism senior who will be enterprise editor this fall, was one of three students honored by the Society for Features Journalism. She took third place in the best college features journalist in the country category. She was The Daily’s editor-in-chief last year, and is a social media intern at the Cincinnati Enquirer this summer.

Jesse Pound, a rising journalism and economics senior who will be editor-in-chief this fall, was one of 10 students honored by the Associated Press Sports Editors in the group’s inaugural contest to honor the work of college journalists. He was on The Daily’s team of reporters that covered OU football last season. Pound is interning on the business desk of the San Antonio Express News this summer.

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