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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 8 Winners/Finalists

Newspapers | Magazines | Photography | Radio | Television | Online


Newspapers

Editorial Writing
Winner: Marshall Maher and Stephen Stetson, University of Texas-Austin
— Second Place: Editorial board, Texas Christian University
— Third Place: Brock Rutter, University of Texas at Arlington

Editorial Cartooning
Winner (tie): Brian Parrish, San Antonio College
Winner (tie): David DeGrand, University of Texas at Arlington
— Third Place: Chris Panatier, University of Texas-Austin

General Column Writing
Winner: Claire Andres, San Antonio College
— Second Place: Brock Rutter, University of Texas at Arlington
— Third Place: Matt Stiles, University of Texas at Arlington

Sports Column Writing
Winner: Stephen C. Smith Sr., Midwestern State University
— Second Place: Josh Crutchmer, Oklahoma State University

Spot News Reporting
Winner: The Daily Texan staff, "Sept. 11 coverage," University of Texas-Austin
— Second Place: Cassie DeLozier, Justin Juozapavicius, Ryan McNeill and Greg Elwell, "Oklahoma State plane crash coverage," Oklahoma State University
— Third Place: Jessica Smith, Paul Anthony and Steve Holt, "Anthrax scare," Abilene Christian University

General News Reporting
Winner: Daily O'Collegian staff, "Oklahoma State plane crash coverage," Oklahoma State University
— Second Place: Ram Luthra and Jaime Walker, "Stolen library artifacts series," Texas Christian University
— Third Place: Matt Ward, "Dream Denied; Guard, family to reunite; Guard to return with family after Ramadan," University of Texas at Arlington

In-Depth Reporting
Winner: Johnny Lewis, Rachel Patton and David Lister, "Division I-A Football series," Southwest Texas State University
— Second Place: Celina Moreno, "Popping PUF," University of Texas-Austin
— Third Place: Cassie DeLozier, "Falling to Pieces," Oklahoma State University

Feature Writing
Winner: Justin Juozapavicius, "Scars of Justice," Oklahoma State University
— Second Place: Kristin Finan, "Remembering Schleathea," University of Texas-Austin
— Third Place: Jessica Smith, "A Really Hot Job," Abilene Christian University

Sports Writing
Winner: Travis Richmond, "UH condemns seats, displaces fans," University of Texas-Austin
— Second Place: Cajuan Smith, "Running a Rough Race," Abilene Christian University
— Third Place: Cory Brady, "Building a Legacy," University of Texas at Arlington

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

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 Daily University Star, Southwest Texas State University

Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper Newspaper
Winner: The Ranger, San Antonio College
— Honorable Mention: The Logos, University of the Incarnate Word


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Magazines

Non-Fiction Article
Winner: Susan Currie, "Exploring the Wonderful Inis Oirr," Trinity University
— Second Place: Brandon Ortiz, "Journey of Hope," Texas Christian University
— Third Place: Sara Kaviani, "Anti-Efficiency: a Guide to Relaxation and Sloth," Trinity University

Best Student Magazine published once a year
Winner: The Fourth Write, San Antonio College
— Second Place: Skyline Magazine, Trinity University

Best Student Magazine published more than once a year
Winner: TCU Magazine, Texas Christian University

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Photography

Spot News Photography
Winner: Billy Smith II, "United Hearts," University of Texas at Arlington
— Second Place: Bob Booth, "Friends, family pay tribute," University of Texas at Arlington

General News Photography
Winner: Matt Slocum, "Day of the dream," University of Texas at Arlington
— Second Place: Cynthia Esparza, "Elevator problem," San Antonio College

Feature Photography
Winner: Charlie Ferguson, "Riding for their rights," University of Texas-Austin
— Second Place: Kevin Pieper, "Physics Portrait," Southwest Texas State University

Photo Illustration
Winner: Matt Slocum and Billy Smith II, "Facing mistrust," University of Texas at Arlington
— Second Place: Seth Schrock and Jeff Shaw, "What goes upÉ must come down," University of Texas at Arlington
— Third Place: David Dunai, "Adjusting to Learning," Texas Christian University

Sports Photography
Winner: Matt Slocum, "Champions," University of Texas at Arlington
— Second Place: Brady Lane, "Hang on for the ride," Abilene Christian University
— Third Place: Matt Slocum, "Rice ends Mavs' season," University of Texas at Arlington

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Radio

Radio Spot News Reporting
No awards given.

Radio Feature
No awards given.

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
No awards given.

Television Feature
No awards given.

Television In-Depth Reporting
No awards given.

Television Sports Reporting
Winner: Jennifer Pham, "El Reno Wrestlers," Oklahoma City 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
No awards given.

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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
Winner: Pat Gillespie, University of Texas at Arlington

Online Opinion and Commentary
No awards given.

Best All-Around Online Student Newspaper
Winner: The Shorthorn, University of Texas at Arlington

Best All-Around Online Student Magazine
No awards given.

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

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

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