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Awards & Honors Committee Chair

Andrew Seamen
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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2001 Mark of Excellence
Region 4 Winners/Finalists

Newspapers | Magazines | Photography | Radio | Television | Online


Newspapers

Editorial Writing
Winner: Mandy Kendall, Duquesne University

Editorial Cartooning
No award given.

General Column Writing
Winner: Dru Daughtry, University of Cincinnati

Sports Column Writing
Winner: Lucas Sullivan, Ohio State University

Spot News Reporting
Winner (tie): Monica Torline, Brian Clark, Phil Helsel and Sarah Duffy, Ohio State University
Winner (tie): Melissa Huelsman, "RIOTS!", University of Cincinnati

— Second Place: Brian Clark, Chris Newmarker and Jason Mann, "Riots break out. Police face fourth riot," Ohio State University
— Third Place (tie): Kelly Norris, "Bomb threat, campus evacuates," John Carroll University
— Third Place (tie): Andy Netzel, "Man killed by campus bus," Kent State University

General News Reporting
Winner: Jeanette McClellan, "Student government elections," University of Cincinnati
— Second Place: Ryan Dezember, "Fight the power," Kent State University
— Third Place: Erin Snell, Chris Newmarker and Kate Moore, Ohio State University

In-Depth Reporting
Winner: Andy Netzel, Kent State University

Feature Writing
Winner: Leslie Benson, "A Painter For the People," Wright State University
— Second Place: Carrie Cochran, "Life Through A Lens," University of Cincinnati
— Third Place: Mandy Kendall, "Crazy For Coasters," Duquesne University

Sports Writing
Winner: Albert Breer, "Football players at maximum density," Ohio State University
— Second Place: Bobby Kerlik, "What once was: The rise and fall of Duquesne men's basketball," Duquesne University
— Third Place: Ian Becker, "Captain's sudden departure stuns soccer coach," University of Cinncinnati

Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper
Winner: The Lantern, Ohio State University
— Second Place: The Daily Athenaeum, West Virginia University

Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper Newspaper
Winner: Eastern Echo, Eastern Michigan University
— Second Place: The Independent Collegian, University of Toledo
— Third Place: Daily Kent Stater, Kent State University

Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper Newspaper
Winner: The Olivet College Echo, Olivet College
— Second Place (tie): The Globe, Point Park College
— Second Place (tie): The Guardian, Wright State University
— Third Place: Slippery Rock Rocket, Slippery Rock University

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Magazines

Non-Fiction Article
Winner: Tim Bugansky, "You are a woman. You are pregnant.", Kent State University
— Second Place: Megan Battista, "Hate comes to Kent," Kent State University
— Third Place: Rekha Sharma, "Marriage at first sight," Kent State University

Best Student Magazine published once a year
No award given.

Best Student Magazine published more than once a year
Winner: The Burr, Kent State University
— Second Place: Southeast Ohio Magazine, Ohio University
— Third Place: Miscellany Magazine, Bowling Green State University

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Photography

Spot News Photography
1st Place No award given.
— Second Place: Carrie Cochran, University of Cincinnati

General News Photography
Winner: Angela Hampton, Ohio State University

Feature Photography
Winner: Carrie Cochran, University of Cincinnati

Photo Illustration
Winner: Ben Kerlik, "When There's No Place To Call Home," Duquesne University
— Second Place: Brett Weaver, "Dizzying Effects of Alcohol," Slippery Rock University
— Third Place: Carrie Cochran, "Cheap Long Distance," University of Cincinnati

Sports Photography
Winner: Jason D. Geil, University of Cincinnati

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Radio

Radio Spot News Reporting
1st Place No award given.
— Second Place: Vince Payne, "Seattle Quake," Marshall University

Radio Feature
Winner: Vince Payne, "Dr. Paul Ambrose Remembered," Marshall University

Radio In-Depth Reporting
1st Place No award given.
2nd Place No award given.
— Third Place: Jason Littell, "Survival Mindset," Marshall University

Radio Sports Reporting
Winner: Robert Harper and Scott Hall, "Herd Roundup," Marshall University

Radio Daily Newscast
No awards given.

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Television

Television Spot News Reporting
No awards given.

General News Reporting
No awards given.

Television Feature
No awards given.

Television In-Depth Reporting
No awards given.

Television Sports Reporting
Winner: Larry O. Seward II, "In the red: A look at Ohio University athletics," Ohio University

Television News Photography
No awards given.

Television Feature Photography
No awards given.

Television Sports Photography
No awards given.

Television Daily Newscast
No awards given.

Television Non-Daily Newscast
Winner: MU Report, Marshall University

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Online

Online Spot News Reporting
No awards given.

Online General News Reporting
No awards given.

Online Feature Reporting
No awards given.

Online In-Depth Reporting
No awards given.

Online Sports Reporting
No awards given.

Online Opinion and Commentary
No awards given.

Best All-Around Online Student Newspaper
No awards given.

Best All-Around Online Student Magazine
Winner: No award given
— Second Place: The CyBurr, Kent State University

Best All-Around Online Student Broadcast Station
No awards given.

Best All-Around Independent Online Student Publication
No awards given.

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