The Beacon made an impressive showing over the weekend at the regional Society of Professional Journalists conference at Gonzaga, winning First Place in five categories in the Mark of Excellence awards.
The Beacon also won Second Place for Best All-Around weekly college newspaper (5000 students and fewer).
First Place winners advance to the national competition. Results to be announced at the national SPJ conference in Anaheim, CA in late August.
Here’s the list of 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Beacon winners:
General News Reporting – Philip Ellefson – “Access Denied”
Feature Writing – Kate Stringer- “Molly’s Legacy:Hope for Haiti”
Column Writing: Amanda Munro, Sarah Hansell, Lydia Laythe
Sports Photography– Jackie Jeffers “Round Two!”
Editorial Writing– Caitlin Yilek (last year’s Opinions editor)
Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper (schools with 5000 or fewer students)
General News Reporting– Kelsey Thomas- “Students cooperate but still can’t party”
Feature Photography – Joey Solano- “The story behind the ink”
In-depth Reporting– Rosemary Peters (last year’s editor in chief)- What’s in our Air?
Breaking News Photography– Jackie Jeffers- “He said yes!”