Awards 2009-2010

We congratulate our Student Media staff for earning the following honors during the 2009-2010 academic year: 

Press Club of New Orleans Awards

The annual Press Club of New Orleans awards banquet encourages and rewards excellence in the print and broadcast media, as well as public relations. Maroon staff members earned a total of eight awards from the Press Club of New Orleans for their work during the 2009-2010 academic year. 

Katie Urbaszewski
3rd Place, General News Story, The Maroon
3rd Place, Best Special Section, The Maroon

Jean-Paul Arguello
3rd place, Best Investigative Story, The Maroon

Eduardo Gonzales
Honorable Mention, Best Investigative Story, The Maroon

Craig Malveaux
2nd Place, Best Sports Story, The Maroon

Ramon Vargas
1st Place, Best Sports Column, The Maroon

Kevin Zansler
1st Place, Best Breaking News Photo, The Maroon
2nd Place, Best General News Photo, The Maroon 

SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards 

Annually, the Society of Professional Journalists presents the Mark of Excellence Awards, honoring the best in student journalism. Maroon and Wolf staff members earned three Mark of Excellence Awards for their work during the 2009-2010 academic year. 

Kevin Zansler
1st place, Best Breaking News Photo, The Maroon

Lauren Laborde
2nd Place, Best Nonfiction Magazine Article, The Wolf

Jean-Paul Arguello 
3rd Place, Best General News Reporting, The Maroon

Southeast Journalism Conference

The Southeast Journalism Conference is a vibrant learning community of journalists honing their craft through professional development and the Best of the South Collegiate Journalism Competition. The conference honored four students for their work during the 2009-2010 academic year. 

Steve Heath
2nd Place, Best Sports Writer, The Maroon

Katie Urbazewski
3rd Place, Public Service Journalism, The Maroon

Jessica Williams
4th Place, Public Service Journalism, The Maroon

Massako Hirsch
5th Place, Public Service Journalism, The Maroon