UA students win SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards

University of Alabama students working for three news organizations won four first-place awards, and were finalists in six other categories, in the Society of Professional Journalists Region 3 “Mark of Excellence” awards.

UA’s first-place winners are:

► Radio feature: “The high cost of sugar” by Miranda Fulmore, Alabama Public Radio

► Breaking news photography: Hunter sets eyes on governing after SGA presidential win, by Jacob Arthur, The Crimson White.

► In-depth reporting: “College costs: The CW explores the real price of your degree,” by Shahriyar Emami, Will Baggett, Kirstin Carroll and Adam Dodson, The Crimson White

► Best affiliated Web site: Alpine Living New Zealand, by Jonathan Norris, Taylor Armer, Kaylin Bowen and Hailey Grace Steele, UA Department of Journalism and Creative Media

The winners will compete at the national level, with winners to be named at the SPJ’s national conference in September in Baltimore.

Finalists included:

► Breaking news reporting: “SGA elections board resigns,” by Will Jones, The Crimson White

► Non-fiction magazine article: “Sea of dreams,” by Matthew Wilson and Mary Katherine Carpenter, Alpine Living

► Best use of multimedia: “Resilient” – by Christopher Chase Edmunds, Taylor Armer, Cara Walker and Thomas Joa, Alpine Living

► Editorial writing: “Kneeling is not un-American;” “Doug Jones for US Senate;” “UA should have commencement speakers,” by The Crimson White Editorial Board

► Photo illustration: “Cell phones shed new light on police violence,” by Kylie Cowden and Jake Stevens, The Crimson White

► General news reporting: “Cell phones shed new light on police violence,” by Camille Studebaker, The Crimson White

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