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Communications students, alumnus recognized as regional finalists in SPJ competition

Winners will know if their work will enter the national contest in April.

Seven School of Communications students and one alumnus were named finalists across several categories of the Society of Professional Journalists Region 2 Mark of Excellence Awards competition.

Below is a list of the finalists:

SPJ Region 2 Mark of Excellence Awards are given in newspaper, TV, radio and online categories. Awards are presented only to those who place in the top three in the region. Regional winners move on to the national competition, at which time they will compete with 11 other first-place regional winners.

Region 2 comprises North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Delaware. Results of the Region 2 competition will be revealed at the regional conference awards luncheon Saturday, April 9 in Richmond, Va.

Last year, senior Michael Bodley and Al Drago ’15 were named national SPJ winners. Bodley won for Breaking News Reporting, and Drago won for Breaking News Photography, General News Photography and Feature Photography.

Colin Donohue,
3/18/2016 10:20 AM