The staff of Lindenwood online student publication Lindenlink and Legacy magazine won five Mark of Excellence awards at the Society of Professional Journalists Region 7 conference this month. They were finalists for seven other categories as well.
The Society of Professional Journalists Region 7, consists of four neighboring states. First-place winners for the Mark of Excellence award will compete at the national level against those from twelve other regions who have also placed. The winners will be announced at the national conference in September.
First place awards consisted of the following:
- Kat Owens for photo illustration and editorial cartooning
- Madeline Raineri for reporting
- The editorial staff for opinion and commentary
- Legacy Magazine for best student magazine
Other staff finalists for Lindenlink articles and productions were Kayla Drake, Madeline Raineri, Mitchell Kraus, Ashley Higginbotham, Lindsey Fiala, and the staff of LindenLink for best affiliated website.
“I think these awards reflect the hard work we put into Lindenlink and Legacy magazine,” said Editor-in-Chief Mitchell Kraus in an article posted on LindenLink.