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Drake journalists named national SPJ finalists

Drake University student journalists have been recognized as among the best in the nation in the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence awards.

Urban Plains, the senior capstone website, was in the top three finalists for Best Independent Online Student Publication in the 2017 contest. A story by senior Katherine Bauer was a top finalist in the Breaking News Reporting category for a story she wrote for the Drake student newspaper, the Times-Delphic. Winners of the national contest will be recognized in September at the SPJ conference in Baltimore.

Drake had four winners in the regional SPJ Mark of Excellence contest that advanced to the national competition.