School of Media & Strategic Communications

More Awards for SMSC/Student Media

We are very pleased to report additional awards received by some of our outstanding SMSC/Student Media.  Here are the awards as reported by Barbara Allen (Adviser, The O'Colly and Director, Student Media):

*  APSE (Associated Press Sports Editors, the nation's top group of sports journalists) recently awarded second place to Nathan Ruiz in the group's Inaugural Student Sports
   Journalism Contest.  A group of eight judges selected his portfolio of work that included a feature, breaking news, enterprise multimedia or video and a wild-card entry.

* Nathan was also honored in the Society of Features Journalism national contest with the top sports entry.  First-place sports features (in the 90,000 and smaller circulation size
  newspaper) for his story on James Washington.

* In that same contest, Stetson Payne won second place, top collegiate feature writer in the country, an award our own Cody Stavenhagen won first in last year.  

Job well done to Nathan and Stetson!!

Another Honor for Nathan Ruiz

Another in a long line of honors has come to Nathan Ruiz, 2017 SPM grad and SMSC Student of the Year.  He is interning with in San Diego  Congratulations to you, Nathan!

Hearst National Championship Finalists Announced

The William Randolph Hearst Foundation has announced the 29 journalism students from across the country who will compete in the 57th annual National Writing, Photojournalism, Radio, Television and Multimedia Championships held in San Francisco, May 29-June 2, 2017.

The finalists include eight writing finalists, six photojournalism finalists, five radio finalists, five television finalists and four multimedia finalists chosen from the monthly competitinos, selected from a record 1,267 entries received this year.  At the hampionships, the finalists will participate in various spot assignments chosen by our judges, competing for additional scholarship awards ranging from $1,500 to $5,000.

Representing Oklahoma State University in the 2017 National Championships is Nathan Ruiz, who will be competing in the Writing Finalist competition later this month.  This will be the third time in three years that at least one of our students will compete for a natinal writing championship.  

In addition, our School finished fourth in the Intercollegiate Writing Competition.  This is a tremendous honor for our School and Student Media.  This is our second top five finish in the last two years; and our third top ten finish in the last three years.

Congratulations to one and all!