SJMC Students Awarded for Excellence in Journalism

School of Journalism and Mass Communication students will be honored in May during the annual Milwaukee Press Club Awards for Excellence in Wisconsin Journalism.

Students in 2 sections of Intermediate Reporting created the UW Election Connection, which extensively covered the 2012 November election. That site placed in 2 categories: Best Website Design and Online Media: Best Multi Media Feature.

The Curb Magazine staff received a Best Website Design for Curb Online. Emily Genco received an award for Best Single Feature Story Over 30″ for Rising Above: One mother’s journey to transcend poverty.  Melissa Grau’s story,
Solidarity Sister: 86-year-old nun champions change in health care, also was honored.

The winners in the category of Best Program or Special went to students who produced long form video journalism projects as part of a special topics course., taught by faculty associate Pat Hastings. Those winners are:

Dena Goldstein and Emily Osborne, 
”100 Block Battle” A look at the redevelopment of the 100 block of State St. in Madison, and the controversy surrounding the plan.

Dan Rose
and John Waters, “Capacity to Care” Bhutanese refugees now living in Madison, talk about life changing experiences.

Matty Neikrug 
”S.P.O.T. (Standing Parapalegic Omni-Directional Transport)” Five biomedical engineering students at UW-Madison are building a device that will allow a paraplegic surgeon to return to the operating room.