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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 5 Winners/Finalists

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Newspapers

Editorial Writing
Winner: Caroline Lynch, Western Kentucky University, College Heights Herald
— Second Place: The DePauw, DePauw University
— Third Place: No award given.

Editorial Cartooning
No awards given.

General Column Writing
Winner: No award given.
— Second Place: Adam Saytanides, Northwestern University, The Progressive Online/KnightRidder Newswire
— Third Place: No award given.

Sports Column Writing
Winner: Kyle Tucker, Western Kentucky University, College Heights Herald
— Second Place: Kyle Hightower, Western Kentucky University, College Heights Herald
— Third Place: Annie Reifsnyder, Stan Jastrzebski and Dan Ryan, DePauw University, The DePauw

Spot News Reporting
Winner: Brandon Sokol, Jen Nielsen, Carmeleta Pouse, Megan Hockley, Eric Aasen, Ian Prunty and Austin Diaz, Dorm Fire Coverage, DePauw University, The DePauw
— Second Place (tie): Sarah Meinecke, "The sercet's out: Brand leaving IU," Indiana University, Indiana Daily Student
— Second Place (tie): Donovan Slack, Teens caught up in deadly chase, Northwestern University, The Times of Trenton, N.J.
— Third Place: Rex Hall Jr., "Father, mother, young son die in murder-suicide," Western Kentucky University, The Tennessean

General News Reporting
Winner: Sarah Preuschl, "The Neighbors," DePauw University, The DePauw
— Second Place (tie): Adam Saytanides, "Tariffs tax Chicago port," Northwestern University, The Progressive Online/KnightRidder Newswire
— Second Place (tie): Donovan Slack, "Web sites post quiz answersÉ," Northwestern University, The Times of Trenton, N.J.
— Third Place: Taylor Loyal, "Buried Dreams," Western Kentucky University, College Heights Herald

In-Depth Reporting
Winner: Donovan Slack, "Detox Dreams Haunt Addicts," Northwestern University, The Times of Trenton, N.J.
— Second Place (tie): Margaret Shreve, "Reading, Writing & Reality," Northwestern University, The Daily Northwestern
— Second Place (tie): Dave Shinall, "Study shows mold in Fac may be harmful," Western Kentucky University, College Heights Herald
— Third Place (tie): Adam Saytanides, "The Battle of La Sierra," Northwestern University, The Progressive Online/KnightRidder Newswire
— Third Place (tie): Scott Sloan, "Struggling for equality," University of Kentucky, Kentucky Kernel

Feature Writing
Winner: Brendan O'Shaughnessy, "It's the Journey," Northwestern University, The Times of Trenton, N.J.
— Second Place (tie): Deborah Hirsch, "Moving On," Northwestern University, St. Petersburg Times
— Second Place (tie): Erin Chan, "They're beating the dreams for female empowerment," Northwestern University, Los Angeles Times
— Third Place: Donovan Slack, "Sister reunitesÉ," Northwestern University, The Times of Trenton, N.J.

Sports Writing
Winner: Adam Rittenberg, "Racing Time," Northwestern University, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, Ill.)
— Second Place (tie): J. Michael Moore, "Another crushing loss," Western Kentucky University, College Heights Herald
— Second Place (tie): Ryan Clark, "The chase for an ace," Western Kentucky University, Atlanta Journal Constitution
— Third Place: No award given.

Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper
Winner: Indiana Daily Student, Christina Jewett and Aaron Sharockman-editors in chief, Indiana 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: College Heights Herald, Brian Moore and Caroline Lynch-editors, Western Kentucky University
— Second Place: The DePauw, DePauw University
— Third Place: No award given.

Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper (Published less than twice a week)
Winner: The Eastern Progress, Eastern Kentucky University
— Second Place (tie): Courier Newspaper, College of DuPage
— Second Place (tie): The Murray State News, Loree Stark-editor, Murray State University
— Third Place: No award given.

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Magazines

Magazine Non-Fiction Article
Winner: Mark Greer, "Learning Disabled," Northwestern University, City Limits Magazine
— Second Place: Dave Shinall, "Fishing for Answers in the Neuroscience Laboratory," Western Kentucky University, The Western Scholar
— Third Place: Laura Taylor, "Courts grapple with language barrier," College of DuPage, Chaparral magazine

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

Best Student Magazine (published more than once a year)
Winner: IQ Magazine, Matt Miller-editor, Indiana State University
— Second Place: Chaparral, College of DuPage
— Third Place: No award given.

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Photography

Spot News Photography
Winner: Thomas Cordy, "Student hit on University," Western Kentucky University, College Heights Herald
— Second Place: Robyn Larsen, "A total loss," Western Kentucky University, College Heights Herald
— Third Place: Henrik Edsenius, "Klan rally draws few supporters," Western Kentucky University, College Heights Herald

General News Photography
Winner: Kevin Martin, "Roy Retires," Eastern Kentucky University, The Eastern Progress
— Second Place: Jenny Sevcik, "Life's Rhythm," Western Kentucky University, College Heights Herald
— Third Place: No award given.

Feature Photography
Winner: Kevin Martin, "Teacher in Training," Eastern Kentucky University, The Eastern Progress
— Second Place: Jen Nielsen, Duke Wright and Jacob Stanley, "Dorm Fire," DePauw University, The DePauw
— Third Place: No award given.

Photo Illustration
Winner: H. Rick Mach, "Career search," Western Kentucky University, College Heights Herald
— Second Place: Cassandra Shie, "Keys to Success," Western Kentucky University, College Heights Herald
— Third Place: Jenny Sevcik, "Birth control," Western Kentucky University, College Heights Herald

Sports Photography
Winner: Dan Uress, "IU beats Duke," Indiana University, Indiana Daily Student
— Second Place (tie): Dan Uress, "Leach's wingspan," Indiana University, Indiana Daily Student
— Second Place (tie): Robyn Larsen, "Home Grown," Western Kentucky University, College Heights Herald
— Third Place: No award given.

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Radio

Radio Spot News Reporting
Winner: Joy Piazza, "Hands Across the Third District — Anti-Crime Rally," Northwestern University, WNUR-FM
— Second Place: No award given.
— Third Place: No award given.

Radio Feature
Winner: Dave Shinall, "Family Court Amendment," Western Kentucky University, WKCT-AM
— Second Place: Dave Shinall, "Judicial Campaigns," Western Kentucky University, WKCT-AM
— Third Place: Christiane Rodes, "Gays and Religion," University of Illinois, UI-7 Cable

Radio In-Depth Reporting
Winner: Dave Shinall, "Rally Day in Bowling Green," Western Kentucky University, WKCT-AM
— Second Place: WNUR News, "L Stop" series, Northwestern University, WNUR-FM
— Third Place: Amy Kiley, "Athlete Eligibility Policies," Northwestern University, WGVU

Radio Sports Reporting
Winner: Matthew Pearl, "East Coast Captain," Northwestern University, WNUR-FM
— Second Place: Matthew Pearl, "Vincent Cartaya: Finally, A Start," Northwestern University, WNUR-FM
— Third Place: Kyle Edelen, "Diddle Arena Renovations," Western Kentucky University, News 91.7

Radio Daily Newscast
Winner: WWHR-FM, "Morning Newscasts," Western Kentucky University, Dave Shinall and Samantha Ragland
— Second Place: WNUR -FM, "WNUR News at 5 PM," Northwestern University
— Third Place: No award given.

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Television

Television Spot News Reporting
Winner: Joe Maxfield, "Brentwood," Southern Illinois University — Carbondale
— Second Place: Kelly Sparks, "McRoberts Floods," Western Kentucky University, WYMT-TV
— Third Place: No award given.

Television General News Reporting
Winner: Scott Hums and Dustin Grove, "Fighting the Fat," Ball State University, WCRH-TV
— Second Place: Gwyn Bevel, "Rookie Dads," Southern Illinois University — Carbondale, WSIU-TV
— Third Place: Jamie Poznic, "Prawns," Southern Illinois University — Carbondale, WSIU-TV

Television Feature
Winner: Scott Hums and Clint Wilson, "Schoolyard Politics," Ball State University, WCRH-TV
— Second Place: Shanda Newers, "Dog Wash," Illinois State University, TV-10 News
— Third Place: Kyle Edelen, "Big Red's Mascot Challenge," Western Kentucky University, WKU News Channel 12

Television In-Depth Reporting
Winner: Anne Trivett and Abbi Wright, "Seeking Baltic Justice," Northwestern University, Evanston Cable
— Second Place: No award given.
— Third Place: No award given.

Television Sports Reporting
Winner: Michael F. Rigsby and Caleb Zilmer, "Following Coach," Illinois State University, TV-10 News
— Second Place: Matthew Pearl, "Athletes and Inquiries," Northwestern University, Northwestern News Network
— Third Place: Scott Hums, Jon Shaner and Tom Kozrowski, "Volleyball, USA," Ball State University, WCRH-TV

Television News Photography
Winner: Joe Maxfield, "Brentwood," Southern Illinois University — Carbondale
— Second Place: Jamie Poznic, "Faculty Picket," Southern Illinois University — Carbondale, WSIU-TV
— Third Place: Scott Hums, "Contact 16: Phonebooks," Ball State University, WNDU-TV

Television Feature Photography
Winner: Scott Hums, "Schoolyard Politics," Ball State University, WCRH-TV
— Second Place: Scott Hums, "Holiday Tubing," Ball State University, WNDU-TV
— Third Place: Ben Lawson, "Duckman," Southern Illinois University — Carbondale, WSIU-TV

Television Sports Photography
Winner: Corey Goodman, "Sweet Saluki Season," Southern Illinois University — Carbondale, WSIU-TV
— Second Place: No award given.
— Third Place: No award 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
Winner: Kristin English, "Exchanging rent for mortgages," Northwestern University, CBSMarketWatch.com
— Second Place: No award given.
— Third Place: No award given.

Online Feature Reporting
No awards given.

Online In-Depth Reporting
Winner: Kristin English, "Freshman Senators bring experience," Northwestern University, CBSMarketWatch.com
— Second Place: No award given.
— Third Place: No award given.

Online Sports Reporting
Winner: Matthew Pearl, "Watching With Napo: A Dream NFL Draft," Northwestern University, sports.wnur.org
— Second Place: No award given.
— Third Place: No award given.

Online Opinion and Commentary
No awards given.

Best All-Around Online Student Newspaper
Winner: College Heights Herald Online, Western Kentucky University
— Second Place: No award given.
— Third Place: No award 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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