Student awards

Award-winning student work that I supervised:

2019 Society for Professional Journalists (SPJ) awards, Region 7 (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska)

Nebraska Mosaic’s “Painting a New Picture: New Americans and their Art” was named a finalist in Best Use of Multimedia  and was named a winner in Online Feature Reporting and will advance to the SPJ national competition in that category.

 Mosaic student 2018 alum Lindsey Yoneda was named a winner in the  Online/Digital Feature Videography  for her Mosaic project, “What We Carried: Lincoln.” She will also advance to the national level.

2019 Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association Eric Sevareid awards

Nebraska Mosaic’s “Painting a new picture: New Americans and their art” received an award of merit in Team Multimedia Storytelling, News.

2018 Society for Professional Journalists (SPJ) awards, Region 7 (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska)

Nebraska Mosaic’s “Refuge on the prairie: Lincoln’s story of resettlement” won in Online In-depth Reporting.

Nebraska Mosaic was named a finalist for Best Independent Online Student Publication.

Nebraska Mosaic’s “Healing Ways” was a finalist in Online In-depth Reporting.

The Nebraska Mosaic website was a finalist for Best Independent Online Student Publication.

2018 Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association Eric Sevareid awards

Nebraska Mosaic’s “Healing Ways” received an award of merit in Team Multimedia Storytelling, News

2017 Association of Food Journalists student awards

Winner, “The Business of Food,” by Joe McCarty, UNL.

Third place, “Food as a Cultural Oasis,” by Emily Case, UNL

 Both stories were published as part of a Nebraska Mosaic special report called “Spice of Life: Food and New Americans.”

2017 Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association Eric Sevareid awards

 NewsNetNebraska.org won first place n Websites, Student Market Radio.

Nebraska Mosaic’s  “Spice of Life: New Americans and Food” received an award of merit in in Team Multimedia Storytelling, News,.

2016 Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence, Region 7 (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska)

Finalist in Online News Reporting:Nebraska bucks national trend of declining young farmers” by Kellan Heavican, UNL

Finalist in Online Feature Reporting: “Spice of Life: New Americans and Food” by Nebraska Mosaic staff, UNL

 2016 Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association Eric Sevareid Awards

NewsNetNebraska.org named first place in Websites, Student Market Radio

2015 Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association Eric Sevareid Awards

NewsNetNebraska.org receives honorable mention inWebsites, Student Market Radio

2014 Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence, Region 7 (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska)

NewsNetNebraska.org is a winner in Best Affiliated Web Site.

2013 Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence, Region 7 (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska)

NewsNetNebraska.org is a winner in Best Affiliated Web Site.

2012 Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence, Region 7 (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska)

NewsNetNebraska.org is a winner in Best Independent Online Student Publication (Large).