UIndy newspaper wins eight regional-level journalism awards

The Reflector (print and online) has won eight regional-level journalism awards in the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence competition. Region 5 includes colleges and universities in the states of Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. Entries were judged by media professionals. The first-place winners will go on to compete at the national level among other regional MOE winners from the 12 SPJ regions. These students won awards:

SPJ Mark of Excellence, Region 5 (Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky)

  • Noah Crenshaw ’21 (communication), Sports Writing, Winner, “UIndy Athletics Enters Era of Success”*
  • Tony Reeves ’22 (communication, political science), General News Photography, Winner, “Youth Climate Strike Advocates for Change, Legislation” *
  • Jayden Kennett ’21 (communication), Sports Writing, Finalist, “Immigration Policies Affect UIndy Athletics”
  • Jayden Kennett ’21 (communication) and Shylah Gibson ’23 (nursing), General News Reporting, Finalist, “Walking the Path of Migrants: Beyond Borders Team Volunteers Forensic Work to Help Identify Migrant”
  • Justus O’Neil ’22 (communication), General News Reporting, Finalist, “Thousands of Community Members Rally to Protest Against Current Education Legislation”
  • Taylor Strnad ’21 (communication, psychology), General News Photography, Finalist, “Thousands of Community Members Rally to Protest Against Current Education Legislation”
  • Jacob Walton ’22 (communication), Sports Photography, Finalist, “Transfer Quarterback Sets Records”
  • Marissa Burton ’19 (communication), Sports Photography, Finalist, “Softball Works to Push Past Rough Patch”

*Continues to national competition