My work and that of seven of my students achieved finalist status for the Society of Professional Journalists’ Mark of Excellence Awards. The actual place awarded will be announced April 13-14, 2007, at the regional award’s ceremony in St. Louis, MO. The finalists are:

Heidi Fedak and Heather Brummitt, Online News Reporting,
"Seniors dance to their health"

Heidi Fedak and Michael Phillips, Online Opinion and Commentary, "eHub"

Matthew Goble and Patrick Shehan, Online In-Depth Reporting,
"Drought affects Kansans"

James Pinick and Andrew Baker, Online Sports Reporting,
"Evolution of KU cheerleading"

Staff (me), Best Affiliated Web site, ""

The awards will be presented during the Mark of Excellence Luncheon at the upcoming spring conference, April 13-14, 2007, in St. Louis, Missouri.

Stay tuned for results!