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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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2002 Mark of Excellence
Region 1 Winners/Finalists

Newspapers | Magazines | Photography | Radio | Television | Online


Newspapers

Editorial Writing
Winner: Justin Silverman and Emily Kulkus, Syracuse University, Hermes
— Second Place: Ellen R. Stapleton, Ithaca College, The Ithacan
— Third Place: Dave Maccar and Dan Dimicco, Rider University, Rider News

Editorial Cartooning
No awards given.

General Column Writing
Winner: Jonathan Abel, Harvard University, The Harvard Crimson
— Second Place: Arianne Cohen, "Daily Encounters," Harvard University, The Harvard Crimson
— Third Place: Amanda Lehmert, "In Bed With Amanada," Emerson College, The Berkeley Beacon

Sports Column Writing
Winner: Chris Korman, Penn State University, The Daily Collegian
— Second Place: No award given.
— Third Place: No award given.
— Honorable Mention: Jeff Frantz, Penn State University, The Daily Collegian
— Honorable Mention: Jason Della Rosa, St. John's University, The Torch

Spot News Reporting
Winner: Emily Paulsey, "Party Dismissed from SGA Race," Ithaca College, The Ithacan
— Second Place: Laura Levis, Adam Garrett-Clark and Brendan McCarthy, "Sanction bans Lions from playoffs," Emerson College, The Berkeley Beacon
— Third Place: Casey Farrar, "SGA budget in the red," Emerson College, The Berkeley Beacon

General News Reporting
Winner: Corinne Heller, "Israeli Army says found Hamas bomb-making video," State University of New York at Oswego, Reuters
— Second Place: Kelli B. Grant, "Racial attack stuns residents," Ithaca College, The Ithacan
— Third Place: Justin Silverman, "A wake up call," Syracuse University, Hermes

In-Depth Reporting
Winner: Kelli B. Grant, "Finding a Healthy Balance," Ithaca College, The Ithacan
— Second Place: Amit R. Paley, "The Secret Court of 1920," Harvard University, The Harvard Crimson
— Third Place: Marty Toohey, "Are Video Games Still Child's Play?" Boston University, The Herald (Conn.)
— Honorable Mention: Tim Green, "Blue Lights Dim," Rider University, Rider News
— Honorable Mention: Steve Bien-Aimé, "Nursing Shortage a Result of Numerous Factors," Penn State University, The Lion's Roar

Feature Writing
Winner: Angie C. Marek and Amit R. Paley, "The Story of Randy & Suzanne," Harvard University, The Harvard Crimson
— Second Place: Lindsay Pollock, "Tony Dalton's Mott Heaven," Columbia University
— Third Place: Justin Silverman, "Selling Tradition," Syracuse University, Hermes
— Honorable Mention: Erin Zwirn, "Parking Quiz," University of Southern Maine, The Free Press

Sports Writing
Winner: Erica Harbatkin, "There's Football at Emerson After All," Emerson College, The Berkeley Beacon
— Second Place: Steve Peoples, "The Driving Force Behind Busby," University of Southern Maine, The Free Press
— Third Place: Tim Hagerty, "Living a Dream," Lyndon State College, "The Critic"

Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper
Winner: Daily Collegian, Penn State University
— Second Place: The Harvard Crimson, Harvard University
— Third Place: No award given.

Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper Newspaper (Published 2 to 4 times a week)
No awards given.

Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper (Published less than twice a week)
Winner: The Oswegonian, State University of New York at Oswego
— Second Place: The Globe, "Jill Raygor — editor," Point Park College
— Third Place: The Berkeley Beacon, Emerson College

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Magazines

Magazine Non-Fiction Article
Winner: Jeff Lemberg, "Golden Boy," Boston University, Vision Magazine
— Second Place: Liane Guthro, "Running for Kayla," Boston University, Vision Magazine
— Third Place (tie): Caroline Katsikas, "Sex and the NCAA," Hofstra University, Pulse
— Third Place (tie): Adrian Brune, "Tulsa's Shame," Columbia University), The Nation
— Honorable Mention: Anna Scott, "First Year Blues at the J. Burke," Boston University, Vision Magazine

Best Student Magazine (published once a year)
Winner: The New York Review of Magazines — NYRM, Columbia University
— Second Place: MPJ, Ben Andera and Jeff Wolfe — editors, Syracuse University
— Third Place: Dollars & Sense, Baruch College

Best Student Magazine (published more than once a year)
Winner: Troubadour Magazine, Daniel Hafetz and John Harris — editors, Princeton University
— Second Place: Fifteen Minutes, Harvard University
— Third Place: The Laurel, St. Bonaventure University

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Photography

Spot News Photography
Winner: Jessica Trudeau, "Loud and Proud," University of Southern Maine, The Free Press
— Second Place: Jessica E. Schumer, "Giuliani rallies for Romney in Boston," Harvard University, The Harvard Crimson
— Third Place: Matthew Stanley, "PFC Jordan Sawyer Shares a Moment," Penn State University, The Communicator

General News Photography
Winner: Jessica Trudeau, "Costume Designers," University of Southern Maine, The Free Press
— Second Place: Leon Lapp, "Powder Puff 2002," Syracuse University, Hermes
— Third Place: David Slaugenhoup, "Shanksville: One Year Anniversary," Penn State University, The Daily Collegian

Feature Photography
Winner: Andrew Moore, Jon Harris and Dan Hafetz, "Reverse Revolution," Princeton University, Troubador Magazine
— Second Place: Lindsey Calabretta, "Optimist Athletes," Penn State University, York (Pa.) Daily Record
— Third Place: Glen Bolduc, "Bloodletting," University of Southern Maine, The Free Press

Photo Illustration
No awards given.

Sports Photography
Winner: Matthew Stanley, "Centre City Youth Blacktop Basketball," Penn State University, The Communicator
— Second Place: Ed Szalajeski, "Heads Up," University of Southern Maine, The Free Press
— Third Place: Akshay Sawhney, "Women's Rugby — Sally Gimbert," Penn State University
— Honorable Mention: Adam Harvey, "Michael Haynes," Penn State University, The Daily Collegian
— Honorable Mention: Matthew Stanley, "Boyertown, Pa., Playoff Game," Penn State University, The Communicator

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Radio

Radio Spot News Reporting
Winner: No award given.
— Second Place: Tim Hagerty, "Fairbanks Strike," Lyndon State College, WWLR-FM
— Third Place: No award given.

Radio Feature
Winner: David Lee Roush, "I-99 Impact," Penn State University, WKPS Radio
— Second Place: Robert Viscount III, "Weight Loss," Penn State University, Campus Cable System Audio
— Third Place: Tim Hagerty, "Veterans Day," Lyndon State College, WWLR-FM
— Honorable Mention: Tim Hagerty, "10 Years Later," Lyndon State College, WWLR-FM

Radio In-Depth Reporting
Winner: Staff of Rowan Radio, "It's My Party and I'll Die if I Want To," Rowan University, WGLS-FM
— Second Place: No award given.
— Third Place: No award given.

Radio Sports Reporting
Winner: Tim Hagerty, "The Rivalry Show," Lyndon State College, WGMT-FM
— Second Place: Bob Badders, Lance Feltman, Paul Gornowski, Derek Jones, Tom Ortuso, Bill Pavlou, Dave Vander Wende and Nick Wargo, "Rowan Year End Sports Review," Rowan University, WGLS-FM
— Third Place: No award given.

Radio Daily Newscast
No awards given.

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Television

Television Spot News Reporting
Winner: Nick Cowdrey and Patrick Driscoll, "Fairbanks Strike," Lyndon State College, LSC-TV News 7
— Second Place: Shane Borelli and Dan Macek, "Corner Medical Fire," Lyndon State College, LSC-TV News 7
— Third Place: No award given.

Television General News Reporting
Winner: Morgan Fogarty, "Summer Drought," Penn State University
— Second Place (tie): Danielle Freni and Tom Nelson, "Epilepsy Lawsuit," University of Hartford, STN 2 News
— Second Place (tie): Tim Hagerty, "Farmers in Danger," Lyndon State College, LSC-TV News 7
— Third Place (tie): Nadia Ramdass, "9-11," Temple University, WWAL53
— Third Place (tie): Amanda Post, "Powell in Court," Lyndon State University, LSC-TV News 7

Television Feature
Winner: Kelly Kane, Miki Packett and Mark Winker, "Boy's State," Norwich University
— Second Place: Debby Lee, "Kao San Road Bangok," Emerson College, Emerson Channel
— Third Place: Robert Viscount III, "Haunted Coffee Shop," Penn State University

Television In-Depth Reporting
Winner: Kyle Blaikie, Mike Davis, Jason Kauffin, Dale Mauldin and Rennie Montgomery, "A High School Diploma," Norwich University
— Second Place: No award given.
— Third Place: No award given.

Television Sports Reporting
Winner: Tim Hagerty and Josh Ouellette, "Girl in the Game," Lyndon State College, LSC-TV News 7
— Second Place: Tim Hagerty and Josh Ouellette, "Football Family," Lyndon State College, LSC-TV News 7
— Third Place: Robert Viscount III, "Icers Championship Hockey," Penn State University

Television News Photography
Winner: Barry Flynn, "Powell in Court," Lyndon State College, LSC-TV News 7
— Second Place: No award given.
— Third Place: No award given.

Television Feature Photography
Winner: Kyle Blaikie, Gabe Burkhart, Matt Dempsey, Marshall Lee and Mike Lezere, "Vermont Sampler: Pitcher Inn, Skydiving, Vermont Mozart Festival," Norwich University
— Second Place: Kyle Blaikie, Mike Davis, Jim Kauffin, Dale Maudlin and Rennie Montgomery, "Vermont Sampler: A High School Diploma — New Directions," Norwich University
— Third Place: Kyle Blaikie, Josh Creighton, Mike Davis, Kelly Kane, Marshall Lee, Dale Maudlin and Mark Winker, "Vermont Sampler: Expos," Norwich University

Television Sports Photography
Winner: Peter Busa, Shannon Ross and Lindsay Swartz, "Game Day," Ithaca College, Ithaca College TV
— Second Place: Kyle Blaikie, Gabe Burkhart, Marshall Lee and Mark Winker, "Skydiving," Norwich University
— Third Place: Lauren Maloney and Josh Ouellette, "Lyndon Institute vs. St. J Academy," Lyndon State College, LSC-TV News 7

Television Daily Newscast
No awards given.

Television Non-Daily Newscast
Winner: STN 2 News, University of Hartford
— Second Place: Newswatch 16, Jeff Saperstone — news director, Ithaca College, Ithaca College TV
— Third Place: No award given.

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Online

Online Spot News Reporting
No awards given.

Online General News Reporting
No awards given.

Online Feature Reporting
Winner: Jeremy R. Cooke, "Tylenol poisoning case and manufacturer's response remain landmarksÉ," Penn State University, The Lion's Roar
— Second Place: No award given.
— Third Place: No award given.

Online In-Depth Reporting
Winner: Jeff Lemberg, "Spouse Abuse in South Asian Marriages May Be High," Boston University, WomenENews.org
— Second Place: No award given.
— Third Place: No award given.

Online Sports Reporting
No awards given.

Online Opinion and Commentary
No awards given.

Best All-Around Online Student Newspaper
Winner: The Digital Collegian, Penn State University
— Second Place: The Harvard Crimson Online, Harvard University
— Third Place: The Rider News Online, Rider University

Best All-Around Online Student Magazine
Winner: Troubadour Magazine, Jay Harris — designer, Princeton University
— Second Place: Dollars & Sense Magazine, Baruch College
— Third Place: No award 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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