BYU students win journalism awards


Students working for the Daily Universe compete against student and professional journalists every year in national contests. So far this year, BYU journalism students have received several awards for their stories, beats and photos. Three contests have announced finalists and winners.

BYU students won five categories in the Society of Professional Journalist Region 9 Mark of Excellence Awards. These winners will compete against the winners in other regions for the national Mark of Excellence Awards. The national winners will be announced at the Society of Professional Journalists Excellence in Journalism 2017 Conference in September.


BYU also had several finalists in this year’s Utah Idaho Spokane Associated Press Association Contest. BYU was one of 16 newspapers who submitted content. There were a total of 469 entries.


BYU had two winners in the College Media Association’s “Best of Show” Apple Awards as well, presented in March in New York City.


  • Best print ad: Third place for Conner Newbold’s BYU Store ad
  • Best multimedia package: Second place for Kjersten Johnson’s “The Black Snake Wins,” photos by Ryan Turner
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