BYU students, The Universe to be recognized at Mark of Excellence Awards


The Society of Professional Journalists will recognize students from The Universe at this year’s Region 9 Mark of Excellence Awards.

The following submissions are among the top three finalists in their respective categories. Winners will be announced at the Region 9 Spring Conference at the Metropolitan State University of Denver, April 24–25.

Staff of The Universe — Best All-Around Non Daily Student Newspaper

Katie Nielson and Trent Christiansen — Bent, but not broken

Lucy Schouten — Trouble in paradise: America’s forests in crisis

Erica Palmer — Jim Gaffigan, Brian Regan, other comedians find that ‘clean’ works for them; The changing definition of ‘TV’: What parents need to know about today’s television content

BYU School of Communications students Shelbi Anderson, Jeff Wade, Ricardo Quintana and Jared Jakins will also be recognized for their independent project Breaking the Class Ceiling.

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