JMC Award Winners
It’s been a banner year for JMC students and faculty and alums, with more than two dozen receiving prestigious national, regional and campuswide awards and scholarships. Then there are our alums – including a Pulitzer-prize winner!
Seven advertising students are currently finalists in the One Show Young Ones Competition. The premier advertising contest boasted entries from over 125 schools across 22 countries.
Our student online news service, CU Independent, won four Mark of Excellence Awards, including Best Digital-Only Student Publication, from the Region 9 Society of Professional Journalists. They now head to the national finals on May 9. The MOE Awards honor the best of collegiate journalism from a calendar year. SPJ’s Region 9 comprises Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.
Annie Melton won the Denver Press Club’s $2,000 Tim Russert Scholarship, named after the late NBC newsman and 2008 Runyon award recipient.
Kiki Turner won a 2014 Helen Verba Award for print journalism of $1,500 from SPJ’s Colorado chapter. Sasha Klepitskaya won the 2014 Sheldon Peterson Award for broadcast journalism of $1,000. The SPJ scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit, need and desire to be a journalist.
Lizzy Hernandez received a Chips Quinn Scholarship for interning at the St. Paul Pioneer Press in Minneapolis, and was also honored for being part of the student projects at the Excellence in Journalism Conference in Memphis, Tenn., where she will cover the conference for SPJ and RTNDA.
Hugo Cordova received the CU-Boulder Equity in Excellence graduate student award for having successfully and effectively worked to promote the principles of inclusive excellence in all campus involvement. He was nominated by the Graduate School and Professor Nabil Echchaibi.
PhD student Noah Springer won the Computer Culture and Game Studies Award for the 2014 Graduate Student Awards at The Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference in February. The paper was titled “Scumbags, Good Guys, and Good Girls: online Memes as Contemporary Myths.”
PhD student Anne Subijanto won an Arts & Humanities dissertation fellowship for 2014-2015 to devote her full attention to her dissertation, “Media of Resistance: A Communication History of Anti-Colonial Movements in the Dutch East Indies, 1920-1927.”
Kristin Peterson has been awarded a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS) scholarship and plans to work on her Arabic in Morocco this summer.
Jan Whitt won a 2014 Boulder Faculty Assembly award for excellence in research and creative work.
Kathleen Ryan won a Broadcaster Educators Association award of excellence in long form documentary for “Homefront Heroines: The WAVES of World War II”
Paul Daugherty won Best of Competition in the Educational or Instructional Video Category for “CU Science Update: The Observatory”
Paul Voakes is the incoming vice president for the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, a nonprofit organization of more than 3,700 educators, students and practitioners from around the globe that was founded in 1912.
JMC Director Chris Braider won the 21st annual Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for French and Francophone Literary Studies from the Modern Language Association of America (MLA). The prize is awarded annually for an outstanding scholarly work in its field written by a member of the association. Braider was recognized for his book “The Matter of Mind: Reason and Experience in the Age of Descartes,” published by the University of Toronto Press. The MLA has nearly 30,000 members in 100 countries and works to strengthen the study and teaching of languages and literature.
John Branch and Jill Painter were named in the Associated Press Sports Editors Top 10 Sports Writers list.
Former Ted Scripps Fellow David Philips won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting in “Other Than Honorable,” his three-day investigative series last year that examined how soldiers injured during war were being discharged without benefits.
If you know of other JMC winners – especially alums – let us know by e-mail.