The Daily learned student staffers won seven categories of the large-school division of the Society of Professional Journalists’ Region 8 Mark of Excellence contest this weekend.
- Online News Reporting: Nick Hazelrigg, Blake Douglas and Jordan Miller
- For a series of stories written on the BERT sit-in
- Online Feature Reporting: George Stoia, Will Conover, Caitlyn Epes and Paxson Haws
- Online Sports Reporting: Caleb McCourry
- For a portfolio of coverage throughout football season
- Online/Digital Sports Videography: Conover
- For a project in which gymnast Maggie Nichols’ breaks down her routines
- Online/Digital News Videography: Justin Jayne
- For a piece on the ill-fated Barnacle parking device
- Online/Digital Feature Videography: Chandler Engelbrecht, Jonathan Kyncl, Jayne and Conover
- For a project in which staffers see color for the first time
- Best Use of Multimedia: Haws
Additionally, The Daily had the following finalists:
- Online News Reporting: Staff
- For a series of stories written on Gaylord professor Peter Gade’s use of a racial slur in class
- Online In-Depth Reporting: Beth Wallis
- For A town divided
SPJ’s Region 8 comprises Oklahoma and Texas. First-place winners will compete at the national level among other regional MOE winners from the 12 SPJ regions. Large schools have at least 10,000 students.
Congrats to all involved.