The Standard wins 25 college media awards

Standard LogoMissouri State’s student-run newspaper The Standard earned 25 Division I awards at the Missouri College Media Association (MCMA) annual contest last weekend. Submissions are judged by reporters and editors across the state.

About the MCMA convention

The awards were announced at the annual MCMA convention, held this year on April 11 in Maryville, Missouri. Nine students and faculty advisor Jack Dimond attended the event, which offers professional development sessions and panel discussions.


1st Place

  • Sweepstakes — Staff
  • News writing — “Conference championship moved to Illinois State” by Trevor Mitchell, Mike Ursery, Eli Wohlenhaus and John Robinson
  • News Photography — “Memorial march” by Evan Henningsen
  • Advertising — “Springfield Family Laundry” by Brooke Partridge
  • Sports Page — “March 18 sports section” by Nicolette Martin
  • Special Section/Supplement — “Back to Campus”
  • Sports Column — “It’s time to end the Terry Allen era” by John Robinson
  • Entertainment Review — “‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ ‘unlike any traditional movie'” by Nic Deckard

2nd Place

  • Best Overall Newspaper — Staff
  • Story Illustration — “Share a Coke with Boomer” by Nic Deckard
  • Editorial / Op-Ed Page — “Nov. 11 opinion page” by Peyson Shields
  • Special Section/Supplement — “Basketball preview”
  • Website Homepage — Staff
  • Feature Writing — “I run for life” by Amber Duran

3rd Place

  • Feature Photography — “Jazz lounge” by Evan Henningsen
  • Sports Photography — “Football Bears squander opportunities … again” by Raven Kohlenberger
  • One Multimedia Element — “Standard Sports Challenge: Eli vs. Marcelo Bonani” by Eli Wohlenhaus and Erin Snider
  • Sports Writing — “Women’s handball team captures first place …” by John Robinson
  • In-depth News Reporting — “Homecoming protest and its aftermath” by Trevor Mitchell and Annie Gooch
  • Sports Column — “Royals season preview” by Eli Wohlenhaus

Honorable Mention

  • News Writing — “Breaking Gates can break MSU’s bank” by Trevor Mitchell
  • Page One Design — “Oct. 28 issue” by Rose Marthis
  • Sports Page — “April 15 sports section” by Nicolette Martin
  • Column — “Let freedom ring” by Mike Ursery
  • Entertainment Review — “Spirits say don’t see ‘Ouija'” by Trevor Mitchell
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