TommieMedia Wins Five Awards in Society of Professional Journalists' Regional Competition

TommieMedia took home five awards in the Society of Professional Journalists Region 6 Mark of Excellence competition on Saturday, April 9.

The contest, for the 2010 calendar year, received almost 4,000 entries from journalists in Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. First place regional winners will advance to the national round of judging, where winners will be announced early next month.

"Our TommieMedia journalists can be deservedly proud of these accomplishments," said Dr. Kris Bunton, lead TommieMedia adviser and chair of the Communication and Journalism Department. "These student journalists work hard to cover St. Thomas news in a timely, accurate, professional manner, and it's exciting to see their efforts gain recognition."

TommieMedia's awards:

Best Independent Online Student Publication

  • First Place: – by Shane Kitzman, Katie Broadwell, Theresa Malloy and Mary Kenkel

Online In-Depth Reporting

  • Second Place: Coping with concussions at St. Thomas – by Miles Trump

Online News Reporting

  • First Place: St. Thomas sophomore killed in house fire Saturday morning – by Theresa Malloy, John Kruger and staff
  • Second Place: Allies’ supporters reveal their true colors at National Coming Out Day event – by Colleen Schreier

Online Sports Reporting

  • First Place: Wartman leads Tommies to big win in Collegeville – by Miles Trump, Michael Ewen and John Kruger