Student journalists honored at Region 2 conference

ELON, NC — Student journalists at Virginia Commonwealth University, James Madison University and Washington & Lee University were among those honored when the Region 2 Mark of Excellence awards were announced at last weekend’s regional conference at Elon University.

The full list of winners is available here.

Recipients of first-place awards go on to compete in the national Mark of Excellence awards, which will be announced at the Excellence in Journalism conference this September in Fort Lauderdale. There were five state students who made that cut. Their categories and works honored are:

Breaking News Photography
• First Place: Police, students clash – by Chris Conway, Virginia Commonwealth University

Sports Photography
• First Place: Dawn Evans – by Robert Boag, James Madison University

Online Sports Reporting
• First Place: Ram fans rally during send-off – by Alyx Duckett and Matt Birch, Virginia Commonwealth University

Editorial Cartooning
• First Place: Dan Nacu, Virginia Commonwealth University

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