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Student journalists, broadcasters finalists in regional competition

Several WKU student journalists and broadcasters are finalists in the Society of Professional Journalists’ Region 5 Mark of Excellence Awards competition.

Awards will be presented at the SPJ Region 5 spring conference April 13-14 in Indianapolis. First-place regional winners will advance to the national round of the SPJ competition.

Finalists include the following:

  • Best All-Around Television Newscast: WKU NewsChannel 12
  • Feature Writing-4 Year College/University: Emily Patton of Nebo, College Heights Herald
  • General News Reporting-4 Year College/University: Jonathan Lintner of Louisville, College Heights Herald
  • Photo Illustration-4 Year College/University: Jerry Englehart Jr. of Ormand Beach, Fla., College Heights Herald
  • Radio News Reporting: Joseph Mathis of Danville, WWHR
  • Sports Writing-4 Year College/University: Cole Claybourn of Evansville, Ind., College Heights Herald
  • Television Breaking News Reporting: Jeremy Brown of Chandler, Ind., NewsChannel 12
  • Television Feature Reporting: Tommy Parker of Glen Ellyn, Ill., NewsChannel 12
  • Television General News Reporting: Tommy Parker of Glen Ellyn, Ill., NewsChannel 12
  • Television In-Depth Reporting: Jacqui Powell of Elizabethtown, NewsChannel 12
  • Television Sports Photography: Andrew Bennett of Franklin, Tenn., Extra Point
  • Television Sports Reporting: Zack Ryle of Burlington, Extra Point
  • Television Sports Reporting: Alix Casper-Peak of Louisville, Extra Point
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