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Andrew Seaman
Bio (click to expand) Andrew is a medical journalist for Reuters Health in New York. Before coming to Reuters Health, he was a Kaiser Media Fellow at Reuters’s Washington, D.C. bureau, where he covered the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

In 2011, Andrew graduated from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, where he studied investigative journalism as a Stabile Fellow and was named “Student of the Year.” Andrew also graduated with his B.A. from Wilkes University in 2011.

He’s won numerous awards throughout his short career, including being named a 2010 Tom Bigler Scholar for ethical standards in journalism, the 2009 Robert D.G. Lewis First Amendment Award, the 2009 and the Arthur H. Barlow National Student Journalist of the Year Award.


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2000 Mark of Excellence
Region 8 Winners/Finalists

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Newspapers

Editorial Writing
Winner: Cecily Sailer, University of Texas at Austin, "Light Rail Just Doesn't Make Sense"
— Second Place: Amy Wilson, Abilene Christian University, "Media oversteps role in election"

Editorial Cartooning
Winner: Chris Panatier, University of Texas at Austin, "Electoral Vote"
— Second Place: Chris Panatier, University of Texas at Austin, "The final arbiter"
— Third Place: Jason Ramos, San Antonio College, "Florida Ballot"

General Column Writing
Winner: Marshall Maher, University of Texas at Austin, "Thriving on Conflicts of Interest" and other columns
— Second Place: Jessica Smith, Abilene Christian University, "Measuring Stick" and other columns
— Third Place: Bonnie Lovell, University of North Texas, "In the sheltering arms of an SUV" and other columns

Sports Column Writing
Winner: Paul Weber, University of Texas at Austin, Sports Columns
— Second Place: Damien Pierce, University of Texas at Austin, Sports Columns
— Third Place: Josh Crutchmer, Oklahoma State University, Sports Columns

Spot News Reporting
Winner: Mary Virgina Watson, Margarita Jimenez and Melissa Smith, San Antonio College, "Café Closure"
— Second Place: Allison Haney, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, "'Lite' Goes Out"
— Third Place: Quannah Leonard, Oklahoma State University, (Article on public execution)

General News Reporting
Winner: The Daily O'Collegian Staff, Oklahoma State University, Bombing Anniversary Coverage
— Second Place: Patrick Badgley, University of Texas at Austin, "Athletic salariesÉ"
— Third Place: Jennifer Schraag, Amarillo College, "Decisions leave ATC parkless"

In-Depth Reporting
Winner: Jennie Kennedy, University of Texas at Austin, "Asian American Studies: Past, Present and Future"
— Second Place: Laura Jesse, San Antonio College, "We're not giving the district 60 acres"
— Third Place: Erin Gruene, Carlos Raigosa and Annette Germinario, Tarrant County College, "Piercing ScreamsÉ"

Feature Writing
Winner: Kristin Finan, University of Texas at Austin, "Getting Their Groove On"
— Second Place: April Marciszewski, Oklahoma State University, Hope fo the Future"
— Third Place: Purval Patel, University of Texas at Austin, "Good flies. Bad ants."

Sports Writing
Winner: Josh Crutchmer, Oklahoma State University, "OSU ticket prices top Big 12"

Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper
Winner: The Daily Texan, University of Texas at Austin
— Second Place: The Daily O'Collegian, Oklahoma State University
— Third Place: The Daily Campus, Southern Methodist University

Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper Newspaper
Winner: The Shorthorn, University of Texas at Arlington
— Second Place: TCU Daily Skiff, Texas Christian University,
— Third Place: The North Texas Daily, University of North Texas

Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper Newspaper
Winner: The Ranger (Melissa Smith, Laura Jesse — editors), San Antonio College
— Second Place: The Ranger (Erin Simpson, Glenda Taylor — editors), Amarillo College
— Third Place: The Collegian, Tarrant County College

Best All-Around Online Student Newspaper Newspaper
No awards given.

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Magazines

Non-Fiction Article Newspaper
Winner: Mary Virginia Watson, San Antonio College, "Blood Money"
— Second Place: Vincent T. Davis, San Antonio College, "Comics aren't just for kids anymore"

Best Student Magazine published once a year
Winner: The Fourth Write, San Antonio College

Best Student Magazine published more than once a year
Winner: Image Magazine, Texas Christian University
— Second Place: AC Current (Victor Newman, Jamie Leible, Bekah Gross-editors), Amarillo College

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Photography

Spot News Photography
Winner: Paul Rutherford, Oklahoma State University
— Second Place: Adrianne Jaeckle, University of Texas at Austin

General News Photography
Winner: Amanda Reiter, Abilene Christian University
— Second Place: Adrianne Jaeckle, University of Texas at Austin
— Third Place: James Ethridge, Tarrant County College

Feature Photography
Winner: Vincent McDonald, San Antonio College
— Second Place: Paul Rutherford, Oklahoma State University
— Third Place: Kristen Austin, University of Texas at Austin

Photo Illustration
Winner: The Collegian staff, Tarrant County College
— Second Place: Nate Billings, Oklahoma State University
— Third Place: Cynthia Esparza, San Antonio College

Sports Photography
Winner: Paul Rutherford, Oklahoma State University
— Second Place: Allen Poizner, University of Texas at Austin
— Third Place: Cynthia Esparza, San Antonio College

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Radio

Radio Spot News Reporting
No awards given.

Radio Feature
Winner: Kyle Enevoldsen, Oklahoma State University, "Catching Air: Gary Moore and 'Team Tiger'"

Radio In-Depth Reporting
No awards given.

Radio Sports Reporting
No awards given.

Radio Daily Newscast
No awards given.

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Television

Television Spot News Reporting
No awards given.

General News Reporting
Winner: Richard Neel, University of Texas at Austin, "Textbook Costs"
— Second Place: Jennifer Mutz and Katie Lovetinsky, University of Texas at Austin, "Bonfire Rememberance"

Television Feature
Winner: Sandi Craig, University of Central Oklahoma, "Special Kids"

Television In-Depth Reporting
No awards given.

Television Sports Reporting
Winner: Brent Strong, University of Texas at Austin, "Low Attendance"
— Second Place: Scott Reister and Brent Strong, University of Texas at Austin, "College Pressbox"

Television News Photography
No awards given.

Television Feature Photography
Winner: Katie Lovetinsky and Jennifer Mutz, University of Texas at Austin, "Wildlife Park"
— Second Place: Katie Lovetinsky, University of Texas at Austin, "Foster Dogs"

Television Sports Photography
No awards given.

Television Daily Newscast
No awards given.

Television Non-Daily Newscast
Winner: KVR-TV Staff (Richard Neel — producer/Katie Lovetinsky — news director), University of Texas at Austin, 12/11/2000 Broadcast
— Second Place: KVR-TV Staff (Richard Neel — producer/Katie Lovetinsky — news director), University of Texas at Austin, 2/28/2000 Broadcast

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