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Andy Schotz
The Gazette
Gaithersburg, Md.
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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
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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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2001 Mark of Excellence
Region 1 Winners/Finalists

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Newspapers

Editorial Writing
Winner: Berkeley Beacon Staff, "Athletics Code of Silence," Emerson College, Berkeley Beacon
— Second Place: Bob Rudderow, Dia Sikari/Triangle Editorial Board, Editorials of the Triangle, Drexel University, The Triangle
— Third Place: Megan Tetaick, "A Deep Need for Debate," Ithaca College, The Ithacan

Editorial Cartooning
Winner: Garret Grolemund, "The Panel," Harvard University, The Harvard Independent
— Second Place: Livio Ramondelli, "Cartoons," Penn State University, The Daily Collegian

General Column Writing
Winner: Reid J. Epstein, "A Byline Memorial," Columbia School of Journalism, Journal Star
— Second Place: Marybeth T. Hagan, "The Dark Shadow," Temple University, Philadelphia Inquirer
— Third Place: Adam Kapp, "After Attack," Penn State University, The Daily Collegian

Sports Column Writing
Winner: Jeff Rice, "Paterno," Penn State University, The Daily Pennsylvanian
— Second Place: Chris Korman, "MSU Gymnastics," Penn State University, The Daily Collegian
— Third Place: Jason Schafer, "Commentary," Drexel University, The Triangle

Spot News Reporting
Winner: Collegian Staff, "Students Respond to Alleged Terrorist Acts," Penn State University, The Daily Collegian
— Second Place: Jennifer Bayot, "New Faces in Stem Cell Research," Yale University, The Boston Globe
— Third Place (tie): Renee Petrina, Jeremy Cooke, "Assault Suspect Commits Suicide," Penn State University, The Daily Collegian
— Third Place (tie): Jeremy Cooke, Lily Henning, Daryl Long, Alex Weininger, "Police, Mob Face Off After Loss," Penn State University, The Daily Collegian

General News Reporting
Winner: Department of Journalism, "Crime on Campus," University of Connecticut
— Second Place (tie): Corinne Heller, Israelis Wait, University of New York at Oswego
— Second Place (tie): Robert B. Bluey, "Endowment Return," Ithaca College, The Ithacan
— Third Place: Jennifer Bayot, "Scholars Waiting & Strife in the Nation's Attic," Yale University, The Boston Globe

In-Depth Reporting
Winner: Amy Leeking, Daryl Lang, Colleen Sullivan, Jeremy Cooke, Charles Bartlett, Alex Wieninger, "Who the riots hurt," Penn State University, The Daily Collegian
— Second Place: "Crime on campus (the true nature of crime)," Universtiy of Connecticut, The Daily Campus
— Third Place: Dan Greenman, Kelli B. Grant, "Overcrowding issues," Ithaca College, The Ithacan

Feature Writing
Winner: Michael Grabell, "Our town," Princeton University, Greensboro News & Record (N.C.)
— Second Place: Kelli B. Grant, "Facing a world of war," Ithaca College, The Ithacan

Sports Writing
Winner: Reid J. Epstein, "*Sportscasters with Peoria roots are making their," Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Journal Star
— Second Place: Ryan P. Chase, "Knight Commision ideas met with skepticism," Penn State University, The Lion's Roar
— Third Place: Jeff Rice, "Cream of the crop: PSU atheletes yield stellar grades," Penn State University, The Daily Collegian

Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper
Winner: Matthew Mugmon, "The Daily Pennsylvanian," University of Pennsylvania
— Second Place: The Daily Collegian, "The Daily Collegian," Penn State University
— Third Place: Russell Capone, "The Tufts Daily," Tufts University

Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper Newspaper (published 2 to 4 times a week)
Winner: Fall 2001 Staff, "The Maine Campus," University of Maine at Orono

Best All Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper (published less than twice a week)
Winner: Kylie Yerka, "The Ithacan," Ithaca College
— Second Place: Berkeley Beacon, "Berkeley Beacon," Emerson College
— Third Place (tie): Steve Peoples, Liza Watts, "The Free Press," University of Southern Maine
— Third Place (tie): Hermes, "Hermes," Syracuse University

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Magazines

Magazine Non-Fiction Article
Winner: Mary Jayne Reibsome, "A man for all seasons," Bloomsburg University, Spectrum Magazine
— Second Place: Alice Stillinger, "Between a rock and a hard place," Boston University, Vision Magazine
— Third Place: Brian Reiferson, "Shaking things up," Hofstra University, The Communicator
— Honorable Mention: Olivia Hanley, "My father's war," Boston University, Vision Magazine
— Honorable Mention: David McFadden, "God's kingdom on Earth," Boston University, Vision Magazine
— Honorable Mention: Kristen Gelineau, "A woman's place is in the big house," Boston University, Vision Magazine

Best Student Magazine (published once a year)
Winner: Shan-san Wu, A.J. Connelly, "Dollars and Sense," Baruch College
— Second Place: Growing, "Growing," Boston University
— Third Place: Jon Harris, Daniel Hafetz, "Troubadour Magazine," Princeton University

Best Student Magazine (published more than once a year)
Winner: Spectrum Magazine, "Spectrum Magazine," Bloomsburg University
— Second Place: Brian Reiferson, "The Communicator," Hofstra University

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Photography

Spot News Photography
Winner: Yasmine Hussein, "Hostage Rescue," Boston University
— Second Place (tie): Matthew Stanley, "Riot Scene," Penn State University
— Second Place (tie): Jim Rajotte, "Standoff," Penn State University
— Third Place (tie): Nichole Zechman, "Demonstration," Penn State University
— Third Place (tie): Marc Fantasia, "Mayhem at Copley Place," Emerson College

General News Photography
Winner: Joe Brier, "Jumping for Joy," Penn State University, The Daily Collegian

Feature Photography
Winner: Gretchen Arnold, University of Southern Maine
— Second Place (tie): Matthew Stanley, "The Proper Pencil," Penn State University
— Second Place (tie): Josephine Sittenfeld, "Six Weeks in Syria," Penn State University
— Third Place (tie): Jennifer Cohen, "Volunteer," Boston University
— Third Place (tie): Yasmine Hussein, "Memorial at WTC," Boston University
— Honorable Mention: Matthew Stanley, "Standing Together," Penn State University

Photo Illustration
Winner: Stephanie Savas, "Ground Zero," Boston University, Vision Magazine
— Second Place: Mia Aigotti, "Aftermath," Boston University, Vision Magazine
— Third Place: Tara Germinsky, "Portent," Boston University, Vision Magazine

Sports Photography
Winner: Jasmine Gehris, "Faced," Point Park College, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
— Second Place (tie): Randy Litzinger, "Joe Paterno," Penn State University
— Second Place (tie): Matthew Stanley, "High Catch," Penn State University, The Carnegie Review
— Third Place (tie): Lea Anne McGoldrick, "Lions," Penn State University
— Third Place (tie): David M. Gliklich, "Staph Charges Forward," Harvard University, The Harvard Crimson

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Radio

Radio Spot News Reporting
No awards given.

Radio Feature
Winner: Patricia Nazario, "East Harlem Mural," Columbia School of Journalism
— Second Place: Michael Levine, "Alumni Donations," Penn State University, WKPS
— Third Place (tie): Gina Marie Cipolloni, "Memorial Day/Boalsburg," Penn State University, WKPS
— Third Place (tie): John Langeler, Aaron Mason, John McGraw, Gabrielle Hurley, "Bingo Night," Ithaca College, WICB-FM
— Honorable Mention: Jessica Brandes, "First Amendment," Penn State University, WKPS
— Honorable Mention: Michael Pesce, "Public Camera," Penn State University, WKPS

Radio In-Depth Reporting
Winner: Amy DiElsi, "Centre Region Growth," Penn State University, WKPS
— Second Place: Benjamin Murphy, Laura Hess, Michael Johnson, Gabrielle Prutisto, "Prison Education," Ithaca College, WICB-FM
— Third Place: Jason Pidgeon, Meghan Hoffman, Josh Flowerman, Danielle Taylor, "Homelessness," Ithaca College, WICB-FM
— Honorable Mention: Ali Audi, "Gambler's Paradise," Penn State University, WKPS

Radio Sports Reporting
Winner: Derek Jones, John Sadak, Mark Kasubinski, "Profs Pre-Game," Rowan University, WGLS-FM
— Second Place: John McGraw and John Langeler, "Bomber Football: Countdown to Kickoff," Ithaca College, WICB-FM
— Third Place: Tim Hagerty, "The Impossible Comeback," Lyndon State College

Radio Daily Newscast
No awards given.

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Television

Television Spot News Reporting
Winner: Meredith Jorgensen, Ed Nescot, "Stop Staples," Ithaca College, ICTV
— Second Place: No award given.
— Third Place: Lisa Chase, "A Cry for Help," New York Institute of Technology, L.I. News Tonight

Television General News Reporting
Winner: Michael Artsis, "Fire camera," New York Institute of Technology, L.I. News Tonight
— Second Place: Cassie Safrit, Peter Busa, "Recycling Day," Ithaca College, ICTV
— Third Place: Christopher O'Leary, "Coping with Nor' easter," Ithaca College, ICTV

Television Feature
Winner: Michael Artsis, Paul McAniff, "Jets fest," New York Institute of Technology, L.I. News Tonight
— Second Place: Debbie Bond, Chris Pilkington, Curt McKay, Jason Raposa, Kyle Blaikie, "Vermont Quilt Festival," Norwich University, WCAX-TV
— Third Place: Kyle Blaikie, Gabe Burkart, Jason Kauffin, "Tubbs Snowshoe," Norwich University, WCAX-TV
— Honorable Mention: Ben Dobson, "Mobility Event/META criticism," Ithaca College, ICTV

Television In-Depth Reporting
Winner: Samantha Peterson, Gabriel Suckey, "Pioneering profiles," Rowan University, Cable Channel 5
— Second Place: Ben Simmoneau, Meredith Jorgensen, "Warplane museum closing," Ithaca College, ICTV

Television Sports Reporting
Winner: Michael Artsis, Paul McAniff, "Jets' Family Night," New York Institute of Technology, L.I. News Tonight
— Second Place: Michael Artsis, Joe Talmage, "Sports recap," New York Institute of Technology, L.I. News Tonight
— Third Place: Michael Artsis, "Meet the Mets," New York Institute of Technology, L.I. News Tonight

Television News Photography
No awards given.

Television Feature Photography
Winner: Jason Kauffin, Marshall Lee, Edina Na-Song Khla, Dan Robinson, Kyle Blaikie, Jason Raposa, "Rook Week 2001," Norwich University, WCAX-TV

Television Sports Photography
No awards given.

Television Daily Newscast
Winner: Jennifer Jackson, Brett Whitmarsh, "News 7 at 5:30," Lyndon State College, LSC-TV
— Second Place: Amanda Post, Thomas Korsak, "News 7 at 5:30," Lyndon State College, LSC-TV
— Third Place: Nicholas Cowdrey, Brett Whitmarsh, "News 7 at 5:30," Lyndon State College, LSC-TV

Television Non-Daily Newscast
Winner: Norwich Communications Center, "Vermont Sampler," Norwich University

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Online

Online Spot News Reporting
— Honorable Mention: Adrian Brune, "American flag shirts and accessories line Chinatow," Columbia Journalism School, CJS Sept. 11 Web site
— Honorable Mention: Emily Kulkus, "Fischbach to be released today," Syracuse University, onlinehermes.com

Online General News Reporting
Winner: Adrian Brune, Sabrina Crawford, "Journalists work around the clock at ground zero," Columbia Journalism School, CJS Sept. 11 Web site
— Second Place: Adrian Brune, Sabrina Crawford, "Downtown residents left without homes, possessions," Columbia Journalism School, Columbia'a "Terror and response" Web site
— Third Place: Emily Kulkus, "University continues investigation," Syracuse University, onlinehermes.com

Online Feature Reporting
Winner: Doug DeBiase, "The Ultimate Christmas gift," Penn State University, The Carnegie Review

Online In-Depth Reporting
No awards given.

Online Sports Reporting
Winner: Noah Pransky, "Ray Day in Boston," Boston University, BostonBruins.com

Online Opinion and Commentary
No awards given.

Best All-Around Online Student Newspaper
Winner: Online Hermes, "onlinehermes.com," Syracuse University

Best All-Around Online Student Magazine
Winner: Jon Harris, "Troubadour Magazine," Princeton University

Best All-Around Online Student Broadcast Station
— Honorable Mention: STN Channel 2, "STN 2 Online," University of Hartford

Best All-Around Independent Online Publication
— Honorable Mention: Collegian Staff, "The Digital Collegian," Penn State University

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