May 26, 2017


Research and Creative Activity

Student journalists from The Daily Eastern News, the Warbler and WEIU's News Watch brought home awards in the 2017 Society for Collegiate Journalists national competition.

The Daily Eastern News won first place in newspaper overall excellence and companion newspaper website overall excellence for These awards are for the 2016 calendar year. Stephanie Markham, a 2016 journalism graduate, was editor-in-chief in the Spring 2016 semester. Kalyn Hayslett, a 2017 journalism graduate, was EIC in the Fall 2016 semester. The News won a total of 15 awards.

WEIU's News Watch took second place in television news show overall excellence for its Oct. 3, 2016, broadcast. News Watch won a total of five awards.

The 2015-16 Warbler yearbook took second place in all six yearbook categories: overall excellence, coverage of the year, concept of the book, reporting in words, photography, and display. Dominic Baima, a 2016 graduate, was the EIC for the book.

For News Watch, junior journalism major Abbey Taylor took second and third places in the television feature package category. 2017 graduate Kallie Koester, a communication studies major, took first and second place in the television news package category.

For The Daily Eastern News, other awards were:
-- Feature page, first place;
-- Front page, honorable mention;
-- Editorial page, second place, 2016 journalism graduate Chris Picazo;
-- Editorial page, third place, junior English major Shelby Niehaus;
-- Sports page, second place, 2017 journalism graduate Lauren McQueen;
-- Photo essay, first place, journalism senior Molly Dotson;
-- Photo essay, honorable mention, 2017 journalism graduate Jason Hardimon;
-- News stories, honorable mention, 2016 journalism graduate Stephanie Markham and junior journalism major Cassandra Buchman;
-- Editorials, third place, 2017 journalism graduate Jason Howell;
-- Multi story news series, honorable mention, Cassandra Buchman;
-- Continuing coverage, second place, Cassandra Buchman;
-- Sports columns, honorable mention, journalism junior Sean Hastings;
-- Feature photography, third place, Molly Dotson.

LOLA A. BURNHAM, Interim Director/Student Publications
Posted: May 09, 2017

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