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Drake journalists named national SPJ finalists

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Drake University student journalists have been recognized as among the best in the nation in the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence awards.

Urban Plains, the senior capstone website, is a finalist for Best Independent Online Student Publication. A story by senior Katherine Bauer is a finalist in the Breaking News Reporting category. Winners of the national contest will be announced in September at the SPJ conference in Baltimore.

Drake had four winners in the regional SPJ Mark of Excellence contest that advanced to the national competition.