NEWORLEANS -- A group of student journalists at The Maroon newspaper for Loyola University New Orleans won first place in the Society of Professional Journalists' Mark of Excellence competition.
The Maroon was honored for editorial writing, besting national finalists from the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Washington.
According to Loyola, Alumnus Daniel Quick '13 and senior Kylee McIntyre were the editorial writers for the 2013 calendar year, while alumnus Sam Winstrom '13 and senior Aaren Gordon were the editors-in-chief during 2013.
The newspaper won for three editorial pieces written in 2013 that covered controversial constitutional changes implemented by the Student Government Association.
Among the recipients:
- The Maroon was also named a Winner in Editorial Writing for its editorials addressing SGA constitutional changes
- Senior Lucy Dieckhaus was recognized as a Winner for In-Depth Reporting for her coverage of the SGA constitutional changes
- The Maroon was named a finalist for Best All-Around Non Daily Student Newspaper (editors-in-chief were Winstrom and Gordon)
- The Wolf magazine was named a finalist for Best Student Magazine (editors were senior Shannon Donaldson and alumna Precious Esie '13)
- The Maroon was named a finalist for Best Affiliated Website (Senior Devinn Adams served as Web developer)
- Alumnus Eric Knoepfler '13 was named a finalist for Best Feature Photography
- Alumna Susana Aramburu '13 was named a finalist for Best Photo Illustration
- Winstrom was named a finalist for Best Photo Illustration
- Junior Nia Porter was named a finalist for Best General News Reporting.