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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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2002 Mark of Excellence
Region 12 Winners/Finalists

Newspapers | Magazines | Photography | Radio | Television | Online


Newspapers

Editorial Writing
Winner: The Arkansas Traveler Editorial Board, University of Arkansas, The Arkansas Traveler
— Second Place: No award given.
— Third Place: No award given.

Editorial Cartooning
Winner: Dusty Higgins, University of Arkansas, The Arkansas Traveler
— Second Place: No award given.
— Third Place: No award given.

General Column Writing
Winner: Bob Wardlaw, Loyola University-New Orleans, The Maroon
— Second Place: Marty Shutter, University of Arkansas, The Arkansas Traveler
— Third Place: Scott Shackelford, University of Arkansas, The Arkansas Traveler
— Honorable Mention: Jenni Roberson, Louisiana Tech University, The Tech Talk
— Honorable Mention: Jeremy Beauchamp, Harding University, The Bison

Sports Column Writing
Winner: Ben Beaumont, University of Arkansas, The Arkansas Traveler
— Second Place: Kemisha Ware, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, The Vermillion
— Third Place: Rainer Sabin, University of Arkansas, The Arkansas Traveler
— Honorable Mention: Jeremy Beauchamp, Harding University, The Bison

Spot News Reporting
Winner: Staff of The Arkansas Traveler, "Brooks dismissed after drug charges," University of Arkansas, The Arkansas Traveler
— Second Place: Jenni Roberson and Heidi Hausmann, "A Weekend Tragedy," Louisina Tech University, The Tech Talk
— Third Place: No award given.

General News Reporting
Winner: Deidra Lemons, "Teens Left Homeless," Louisiana Tech University, Detroit News
— Second Place: Rebecca Worster, "Speakers' cost not surprise for committee," University of Arkansas, The Arkansas Traveler
— Third Place: Jeffrey Hunter, "Budget Shortfalls Threaten State Aid," Harding University, The Bison
— Honorable Mention: Christian Moises, "Vapor, static not a hot mix," Louisiana Tech University, Huntsville (Ala.) Times

In-Depth Reporting
Winner: Garrett Guillotte, "Audit: $60,000 misused," Northwestern State University, The Current Sauce
— Second Place: Cody Usher, Sarah West and Ryan Cook, "Rhodes Rowdies," Harding University, The Bison
— Third Place: No award given.

Feature Writing
Winner: Deidra Lemons, "Scientists track rare rattlesnakes," , Detroit News
— Second Place: Rebecca Worster, "Taking Trent's place," University of Arkansas, The Arkansas Traveler
— Third Place: Callie Reames, "NSU, Natchitoches pauses for prayer and remembrance," Northwestern State University, The Current Sauce

Sports Writing
Winner: Allen Moseley, "Unsolved Mystery," University of Arkansas, The Arkansas Traveler
— Second Place: Joe Kutner, "Gender equality stops Tulane's runners," Loyola University, The Maroon
— Third Place: Ryan Cook, "Men's basketball preview," Harding University, The Bison
— Honorable Mention: Rainer Sabin, "Razorbacks streak to victory," University of Arkansas, The Arkansas Traveler

Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper
Winner: The Reveille, Louisiana State University
— Second Place: No award given.
— Third Place: No award given.

Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper Newspaper (Published 2 to 4 times a week)
Winner: The Arkansas Traveler, University of Arkansas
— Second Place: No award given.
— Third Place: No award given.

Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper (Published less than twice a week)
Winner: The Maroon, Loyola University, The Maroon
— Second Place: The Bison, Harding University, The Bison
— Third Place: No award given.

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Magazines

Magazine Non-Fiction Article
Winner: Peyton Burgess, "Born to be wild," Loyola University — New Orleans, Flow magazine
— Second Place: Céline Alis, "Adam Morales: The Man Who Brings Wood to Life," University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Verite magazine
— Third Place: No award given.

Best Student Magazine (published once a year)
No awards given.

Best Student Magazine (published more than once a year)
Winner: Flow, Loyola University — New Orleans
— Second Place: Legacy, Louisiana State University
— Third Place: No award given

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Photography

Spot News Photography
Winner: Aaron Esmaeilpour, "Maple Street Accident," University of Arkansas, The Arkansas Traveler
— Second Place: Lane Cotton Winn, "Shame on Loyola, protesters say," Loyola University — New Orleans, The Maroon
— Third Place: Matthew B. Crouch, "Fire blasts Martin," University of Tennessee at Martin, The Pacer

General News Photography
Winner: David Yerby and Vance Green, "Bill Clinton visits," University of Arkansas, The Arkansas Traveler
— Second Place: Emmanuel David and Gillian Dicker, "Parade with a purpose," Loyola University — New Orleans, The Maroon
— Third Place: Geri Lovelace, "Drinks allowed," University of Arkansas, The Arkansas Traveler

Feature Photography
Winner: Vance Green, "New best friend," University of Arkansas, The Arkansas Traveler
— Second Place: No award given.
— Third Place: No award given.

Photo Illustration
Winner: David Yerby, "Pure Rasta flavor," University of Arkansas, The Arkansas Traveler
— Second Place: Melissa Humble, "Students saving students," Louisiana Tech University, The Tech Talk
— Third Place: David Yerby, "Unsolved mystery," University of Arkansas, The Arkansas Traveler

Sports Photography
Winner: David Yerby, "Rugged and ready," University of Arkansas, The Arkansas Traveler
— Second Place: No award given.
— Third Place: No award given.

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Radio

Radio Spot News Reporting
No awards given.

Radio Feature
No award given.

Radio In-Depth Reporting
No award given.

Radio Sports Reporting
No award given.

Radio Daily Newscast
No award given.

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Television

Television Spot News Reporting
No awards given.

Television General News Reporting
Winner: Eli Daniel Koscheski, "Vickery Bats," University of Arkansas, Arkansas On Campus UATV
— Second Place: No award given.
— Third Place: No award given.

Television Feature
Winner: Eli Daniel Koscheski, "Terra Bluebirds," University of Arkansas, Arkansas On Campus UATV
— Second Place: Dan Taylor, "River Hostel," University of Arkansas, Arkansas On Campus UATV
— Third Place: No award given

Television In-Depth Reporting
No awards given.

Television Sports Reporting
No awards given.

Television News Photography
No awards given.

Television Feature Photography
Winner: Shelton Jacobs, "River Hostel," University of Arkansas, UATV
— Second Place: No award given.
— Third Place: No award given.

Television Sports Photography
No awards given.

Television Daily Newscast
No awards given.

Television Non-Daily Newscast
Winner: "On the Hill," University of Arkansas, UATV
— Second Place: No award given.
— 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
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
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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