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Andy Schotz
The Gazette
Gaithersburg, Md.
@spjregion2
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Bio (click to expand) picture Andy Schotz is a managing editor for The Gazette weekly newspapers in Montgomery County, Md., near Washington, D.C.

He has been an SPJ member since 2002 and has held various positions on the Washington, D.C., Pro chapter board, including three consecutive one-year terms as president.

He served on the SPJ Ethics Committee from 2004 to 2011, including three years as chairman.

Schotz ran unsuccessfully for at-large director on the national SPJ board in 2012. The following year, he ran unopposed for Region 2 director.

He is a perennial SPJ contest judge (D.C. Pro Dateline Awards, SDX, Mark of Excellence, Green Eyeshade, high school essay) and has twice coordinated Region 2's Mark of Excellence contest.

He joined the SPJ Awards & Honors Committee in 2013 and helped work on a national survey seeking feedback about the MOE contest.

Before joining The Gazette in January 2013, Schotz worked for eight years as a reporter and editor at The Altamont Enterprise, a weekly paper in upstate New York, then for 13 years as a reporter for The Herald-Mail, a daily paper in Hagerstown, Md.

He is on the board of directors of the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors.


Sarah Bauer, vice chair
Program Director
Minnesota Newspaper Association
612-278-0250
@sarah_mn
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Bio (click to expand) Sarah Bauer is the Program Director for the Minnesota Newspaper Association (MNA). MNA is the trade association all Minnesota Newspapers, and represents the interests of more than 360 daily and weekly publications. Bauer plans all educational and outreach programs for the Association, including hands-on training for journalists, public forums on media issues, an annual excellence in journalism contest, and its annual convention.

Bauer speaks regularly about media ethics issues, community journalism, social media, and issues like the intersection of journalism and politics. Bauer graduated from the University of Minnesota with degrees in journalism and philosophy. She has been involved with the Society of Professional Journalists as member and chapter leader since she joined the University of Minnesota’s chapter. Since 2006, Bauer has served on the MN Pro chapter board of directors, currently serving as the chapter president and chair of its annual journalism award contest and banquet. She is also the chairwoman of the Society’s national membership committee.


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2000 Mark of Excellence
Region 11 Winners/Finalists

Newspapers | Magazines | Photography | Radio | Television


Newspapers

Editorial Writing
Winner: Benjamin Berk, Sun, Southwestern College
— Second Place: Editorial board, Daily Bruin, UCLA
— Third Place: Editorial board, Daily Bruin, UCLA

Editorial Cartooning
Winner: Neil-Allen Garcia, Sun, Southwestern College
— Second Place: Brian Farrington, Arizona State University
— Third Place: Brock Gallagher, Jon Apisa, University of Nevada-Las Vegas

General Column Writing
Winner: Ashlea Deahl, State Press, Arizona State University
— Second Place: Benjamin Berk, Southwest College
— Third Place: Johnathan L. Wright, University of Nevada-Reno

Sports Column Writing
Winner: Dave Denicke, The Daily Bruin, UCLA
— Second Place: Justin Doom, Arizona State University

Spot News Reporting
Winner: Karmel Melamed, Daily Sundial, California State University at Northridge
— Second Place: Dhyana Levey, San Francisco State University
— Third Place: Christine Byrd and Hemesh Patel, UCLA

General News Reporting
Winner: Monique Simpson and Timothy Kudo, The Daily Bruin, UCLA
— Second Place: Linh Tat, UCLA
— Third Place: Martha McPartlin, San Francisco State University

In-Depth Reporting
Winner: Timothy Kudo, The Daily Bruin, UCLA
— Second Place: Lindsey Collom, Arizona State University
— Third Place: Chris Kahn, Arizona State University

Feature Writing
Winner: Natale Verdone, San Francisco State University
— Second Place: Kiyoshi Tomono, UCLA
— Third Place: Magda Liszewska, California State University at Fullerton

Sports Writing
Winner: Justin Doom, The Bulldog, Arizona State University
— Second Place: David Carrillo, California State University at Northridge
— Third Place: David Carrillo, California State University at Northridge

Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper
Winner: The Daily Bruin, UCLA
— Second Place: The Spartan Daily, San Jose State University

Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper Newspaper
Winner: Daily Sundial, CaliforniaState Northridge

Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper Newspaper
Winner: The Orion, California State University at Chico
— Second Place: Golden Gate Xpress, San Francisco State
— Third Place: The Lumberjack, Humboldt State University

Best All-Around Online Student Newspaper Newspaper
Winner: ASU Web Devil, Arizona State University (Jon Hucheson, Web editor; Manuel Dominguez, Webmaster)
— Second Place: Daily Bruin Online, UCLA
— Third Place: The Daily Titan Inter@ctive, California State University at Fullerton

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Magazines

Non-Fiction Article Newspaper
Winner: Michael Bronfman, Osprey, Humboldt State University
— Second Place: Jennifer Parsons, University of LaVerne
— Third Place: Jeanette M. Neyman, University of LaVerne

Best Student Magazine published once a year
No awards given.

Best Student Magazine published more than once a year
Winner: Access Magazine, San Jose State University
— Second Place: Staff, LaVerne Magazine, University of LaVerne
— Third Place: Staff, Golden Gate Xpress magazine, San Francisco State University

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Photography

Spot News Photography
Winner: Mike Nagle, San Francisco State University
— Second Place: Mike Nagle, San Francisco State University
— Third Place: Liz Lucsko, University of LaVerne

General News Photography
Winner: Dave Hill, University of California at Los Angeles
— Second Place: Patil Armenian, University of California at LA
— Third Place: Jesse Porter, University of California at LA

Feature Photography
Winner: Dorothy Kimmel, San Francisco State University
— Second Place: Willie Allen, San Francisco State University
— Third Place: Michael Curran, Arizona State University

Photo Illustration
Winner: Chris Viola, San Francisco State University
— Second Place: Kristine Nyborg, San Francisco State
— Third Place: Abby Cashetta, Southwestern College

Sports Photography
Winner: Liz Lucsko, University of LaVerne
— Second Place: Jennifer Dronkers, San Francisco State University
— Third Place: Edward Lin, University of California at LA

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Radio

Radio Spot News Reporting
Winner: Aron Bender, KCSN, California State University at Northridge
— Second Place: Andrea Chavez, KCSN, California State
— Third Place: Aron Bender, KCSN

Radio Feature
Winner: Kristin Harriman, KCSN, CaliforniaState at Northridge
— Second Place: Alexia Rouse, KCSN, CaliforniaState
— Third Place: Cherelle Hatley-Borum, KCSN, CaliforniaState

Radio In-Depth Reporting
Winner: Diana Castillo, KCSN, CaliforniaState
— Second Place: Lisa Halter, KCSN
— Third Place: Andrea Chavez, KCSN

Radio Sports Reporting
Winner: Asally Adib, KCSN, CaliforniaState
— Second Place: Mark Nash, KCSN, CaliforniaState

Radio Daily Newscast
Winner: Staff, KCSN Evening Update

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Television

Television Spot News Reporting
Winner: Kris Van Cleve, Trojan Vision, U.S.C.
— Second Place: Andrew Padula, California State University at Northridge
— Third Place: Lisa Halter, EDACC37, California State

General News Reporting
Winner: Bonnie Phillips, San Jose State
— Second Place: Brendan Gage, San Jose State
— Third Place: Lori Jane Gliha, U.S.C.

Television Feature
Winner: Lakesha Walker, San Diego State University
— Second Place: Corrina Collins, Arizona State University
— Third Place: Lisa Halter, California State University at Northridge

Television In-Depth Reporting
Winner: Corrina Collins, Arizona State University
— Second Place: Henry Wofford, San Jose State
— Third Place: Brendan Gage, San Jose State

Television Sports Reporting
Winner: Lakesha Walker, KTEH, San Jose State University
— Second Place: Henry Wofford, San Jose State University
— Third Place: Keith Pate, Arizona State University

Television News Photography
Winner: Jeremy Johnson, Arizona State University
— Second Place: Seop Song, Arizona State (Jim Swan)
— Third Place: Seop Song, Arizona State (Mexican drugs)

Television Feature Photography
Winner: J.D. Wallace, Tempe Cable2, Arizona State
— Second Place: Julie Watts, U.S.C.

Television Sports Photography
Winner: Jay Dils, Arizona State University

Television Daily Newscast
No awards given.

Television Non-Daily Newscast
Winner: Staff, Valley View News, California State University at Northridge.

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