OU Daily staffers win seven categories in SPJ Region 8 Mark of Excellence contest

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.

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

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.