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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 3 Winners/Finalists

Newspapers | Magazines | Photography | Radio | Television


Newspapers

Editorial Writing
Winner: Traci Johnson, Troy State University
— Second Place: (team), The Red & Black, University of Georgia
— Third Place: Eric Burkett, Troy State University

Editorial Cartooning
Winner: Mack Williams, University of Georgia
— Second Place: Joy Blythe, Troy State University

General Column Writing
Winner: Andrew DeMillo, University of Georgia
— Second Place: Kyle Wingfield, University of Georgia
— Third Place: Doug White, University of South Florida

Sports Column Writing
Winner: Andy Brown, Troy State University
— Second Place: Paul McKibben, University of Cincinnati

Spot News Reporting
Winner: Chandler Brown and Kristen Wyatt, University of Georgia
— Second Place: Andrew DeMillo, University of Georgia
— Third Place: Theresa Swope, Auburn University

General News Reporting
Winner: Beth Davis, University of South Carolina
— Second Place: Brad Walters, University of South Carolina
— Third Place: Michael Scott Snelten, Florida International University

In-Depth Reporting
Winner: Mark Niesse, University of Georgia
— Second Place: Andrew DeMillo, University of Georgia

Feature Writing
Winner: Andrew Marra, University of Florida
— Second Place: Andrew DeMillo, University of Georgia
— Third Place: Matt Williams, University of South Carolina

Sports Writing
Winner: Joshua Penrod, University of South Carolina
— Second Place: Robyn Disney, University of South Florida
— Third Place: Todd Martin, University of South Carolina
Best All-Around Student Newspapers

Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper
Winner: The Red & Black, University of Georgia
— Second Place: The Oracle, University of South Florida

Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper Newspaper
No awards given.

Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper Newspaper
Winner: The Carolina Reporter, University of South Carolina
— Second Place: Tropolitan, Troy State University

Best All-Around Online Student Newspaper Newspaper
Winner: The Red & Black (www.redandblack.com), University of Georgia
— Second Place: The Carolina Reporter (carolinareporter.sc.edu), University of South Carolina

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Magazines

Non-Fiction Article Newspaper
Winner: Lucas Grindley, University of South Florida
— Second Place: Kim Kunda, University of South Florida
— Third Place: Aisha Abram, University of South Florida

Best Student Magazine published once a year
Winner: Static, University of South Florida

Best Student Magazine published more than once a year
Winner: Orange & Blue Magazine, University of Florida

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Photography

Spot News Photography
Winner: Glenn Danforth, University of Florida
— Second Place: Doug White, University of South Florida

General News Photography
Winner: Glenn Danforth, University of Florida
— Second Place: Lucas Grindley, University of South Florida

Feature Photography
Winner: Stephen Jones, University of Georgia
— Second Place: Kelly Danforth, University of Florida
— Third Place: Glenn Danforth, University of Florida

Photo Illustration
Winner: Andres Asturias, University of South Florida
— Second Place: Stephen Jones, University of Georgia

Sports Photography
Winner: Stephen Jones and Daniel Henry, University of Georgia
— Second Place: Andres Asturias, University of South Florida
Radio

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Radio

Radio Spot News Reporting
Winner: Amanda Taylor, University of Florida
— Honorable Mention: Jeremy King, University of Alabama

Radio Feature
Winner: Ayana James, University of Alabama
— Second Place: Javier de Diego, University of Florida
— Third Place: Mara Benjamin, University of Florida

Radio In-Depth Reporting
Winner: Neal Boling and WRUF-AM team, University of Florida
— Second Place: Mara Benjamin, University of Florida
— Third Place: WUOG-FM team (Jackie Steele, Andrew Huff, Nick Dunna, John Dean), University of Georgia

Radio Sports Reporting
No awards given.

Radio Daily Newscast
Winner: WUOG-FM, University of Georgia
— Second Place: WRUF-AM, University of Florida

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Television

Television Spot News Reporting
Winner: Billy Hong, University of Alabama
— Second Place: Mark Delrosario, University of Georgia
— Third Place: Stacey Brown, University of South Carolina

General News Reporting
Winner: Billy Hong, University of Alabama
— Second Place: Stephanie Linton, University of Florida
— Third Place: Robbyn Brooks, Troy State University

Television Feature
Winner: Robbyn Brooks, Troy State University
— Second Place: Stephanie Linton, University of Florida
— Third Place: Kathryn Mitchell, University of South Carolina

Television In-Depth Reporting
Winner: Mike Dello Stritto, University of Florida
— Second Place: Amanda Taylor, University of Florida

Television Sports Reporting
Winner: Dan Sheldon, University of Florida
— Second Place: Sara McAdams, University of Florida
— Third Place: Kelly Maguire, University of South Carolina

Television News Photography
Winner: Mike Dello Stritto, University of Florida
— Second Place: Billy Hong, University of Alabama

Television Feature Photography
Winner: Mike Dello Stritto, University of Florida
— Second Place: Mike Dello Stritto, University of Florida
— Third Place: Jennifer James, Troy State University

Television Sports Photography
Winner: John Dunlap, University of Florida
— Second Place: Dan Sheldon, University of Florida

Television Daily Newscast
Winner: WUFT-TV, University of Florida
— Second Place: Mark Delrosario, University of Georgia
— Third Place: TSU Nightly News, Troy State University

Television Non-Daily Newscast
No awards given.

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