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Wildcat rakes in eight SPJ awards

The Arizona Daily Wildcat received eight Mark of Excellence awards, presented by the Society of Professional Journalists at the regional conference in San Francisco last weekend.

After placing first last year, the Daily Wildcat was given second place for best all-around daily student newspaper in SPJ Region 11, which consists of more than a dozen schools along the West Coast. UCLA’s Daily Bruin placed first in the category while ASU’s State Press took third.

Here is the breakdown of the Daily Wildcat’s SPJ awards:

• Best all-around daily student newspaper: Second place

• General news photography: Lisa Beth Earle, first and third place

• Sports photography: Michael Ignatov, first place

• Breaking news reporting: Ian Friedman and Carly Kennedy, first place

• Breaking news reporting: Daily Wildcat staff, second place

• Sports column writing: Bryan Roy, second place

• Sports writing: Lance Madden, second place

The Mark of Excellence awards tops off a semester full of accolades for the Daily Wildcat. The newspaper also received the Best of Show award for its website,, given at the Associated Collegiate Press College Newspaper Convention in February.

In March, the Daily Wildcat was awarded the Best of Show award for a daily broadsheet-sized newspaper at the College Media Advisers National Convention in New York City.

The advertisement department of the Daily Wildcat also received accolades for its work, as it was presented with five awards at the College Newspaper Business and Advertising Managers National Convention in Los Angeles in March.

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