Student Media finalists for Region 8 Mark of Excellence Awards

Congratulations to the University Star Staff, KTSW, and the Texas State of Change organization for being selected to receive Region 8 Mark of Excellence Awards! The actual place awarded will be announced at the awards ceremony, during the Region 8 Spring Conference. The conference takes place May 3-4 in San Antonio, Texas at the downtown Marriott Plaza.

Entrants Media Outlet Entry Title
Best Affiliated Web Site (Large) Staff University Star The University Star Website
Editorial Cartooning (Large) Editorial Board University Star Main Point
General Column Writing (Large) Savannah Wingo University Star Columns
General News Photography (Large) Austin Humphreys University Star Damon “Tuba Gooding Jr.” Bryson
General News Reporting (Large) Kolten Parker University Star Presidential Perks
In-Depth Reporting (Large) Liza Winkler & Jena Coolidge University Star Poverty
Online Feature Reporting (Large) Mark Wilson, Andrew Goodwin & Austin Humphreys University Star SXSW Recap
Online Opinion & Commentary (Large) Editorial Board University Star Columns
Online Sports Reporting (Large) Josh Brown University Star Josh Brown
Sports Column Writing (Large) Jordan Brewer University Star Sports Column
Online In-Depth Reporting (Large) Texas State of Change
Best All-Around Radio Newscast Staff KTSW-FM 89.9 College Radio Day Newscast
Radio News Reporting Sarah Vasquez KTSW-FM 89.9 Hurricane Sandy

Check the conference’s event page for more information.

First-place regional winners will automatically advance to the national round of the competition. A list of regional winners will be posted on the Monday after the conference.


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