The Beacon has won 10 regional Mark of Excellence awards from the Society of Professional Journalists. The competition includes collegiate newspapers from Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. The Beacon competed in the “small” university/college category (5000 or fewer undergrads).
What we don’t know is whether the awards were for First, Second or Third Place. That will be announced at the SPJ regional conference at Gonzaga the weekend of April 13. First Place finishers advance to the national SPJ Mark of Excellence competition.
Here’s the list of award-winners from The Beacon:
|Editorial Writing – Caitlin Yilek|
|Best All-Around Non Daily Student Newspaper – Beacon staff|
|Breaking News Photography “She said yes!” -Jackie Jeffers|
|Feature Photography “The story behind the ink” by Giovanna Solano|
|Feature Writing “Molly’s Legacy: Hope for Haiti” – Kate Stringer|
|General Column Writing Sarah Hansell, Amanda Munro & Lydia Laythe|
|General News Reporting “Access Denied” – Phillip Ellefson|
|General News Reporting “Students Cooperate but still can’t party”-Kelsey Thomas|
|In-Depth Reporting “What’s in our air?” – Rosemary Peters|
|Sports Photography “Round Two!” -Jackie Jeffers|