Arizona Daily Wildcat staffers earned 7 regional Mark of Excellence Awards at the Society of Professional Journalists convention in San Diego this spring, including 5 first place winners. One first place winner – for multimedia sports reporting – was later announced as a national finalist.
The winners are:
- 1st place multi media sports reporting – Colin Darland/Lance Madden
- 1st place editorial writing – Heather Price-Wright
- 1st place news photography—Mike Christy
- 1st place sports column writing – Kevin Zimmerman
- 1st place general column writing – Kristina Bui
- 2nd place news photography – Lisa Beth Earle
- 3rd place best all around college daily – Arizona Daily Wildcat
In other competition this spring, the Daily Wildcat won “best of show” at the Associated Collegiate Press’ national newspaper convention in February, and the dailywildcat.com was named a Pacemaker finalist, also by the ACP.