Drake students are finalists for regional SPJ awards

Drake student work has reached the finals of the Society of Professional Journalists Region 7 Mark of Excellence contest. Winners will be announced at the region’s annual conference at the University of Central Missouri on April 5-6. The Drake finalists are:

  • Best Independent Online Student Publication: Urban Plains
  • Best Podcast: Hold Up, Jessica Spangler and Mitch Kedzior
  • Best Online Sports Reporting: Jessica Spangler
  • Best Online Feature: Samantha Ohlson
  • Best Student Magazine: Drake Magazine
  • Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper: Times-Delphic
  • General News Reporting: Rachel James and Phong Ly
  • Breaking News Reporting: Marie Nalan
  • Best Online Sports Reporting: Andrew Beall
  • General News Photography: Grace Hulin
  • Breaking News Photography: Lorien MacEnulty
  • Best Sports Photography: J.D. Pelegrino