SPJ Names Rowan Radio a Mark of Excellence Award Winner

SPJ Names Rowan Radio a Mark of Excellence Award Winner

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The Society of Professional Journalists has selected Rowan Radio, 89.7 WGLS-FM as the winner of the 1999 Mark of Excellence (MOE) Award for outstanding student journalism in the cate
The Society of Professional Journalists has selected Rowan Radio, 89.7
WGLS-FM as the winner of the 1999 Mark of Excellence (MOE) Award for
outstanding student journalism in the category of Radio In-Depth
Reporting for <+>America's Journey into the Millennium: Reflections Past,
Present and Future.<+>

The award went to the general manager, Frank J. Hogan, and students
John Sadak, John Bruno, Brian Plasket, Bill Ryden, Kris Noyes, Dave Ward,
Jason Helder, Fred Clark, Brian Heil and Nicole Dorworth.

The Society of Professional Journalists’ annual competition recognizes
college radio, television, cable systems, photography and weekly
newspapers, as well as magazines and newsletters.

<+>The MOE awards are among the most prestigious that college journalism
students can win,<+> said David E. Carlson, SPJ vice president for Campus
Chapter Affairs. <+>Each of these winners was culled from among hundreds
of entries nationwide, and each of these students should be very, very
proud of a job well done.<+>

Students will accept their awards Oct. 26-28 at the SPJ National
Convention in Columbus, Ohio. Mark of Excellence Award winners also won
their respective regional competitions before moving on to the national
competition.

Produced over a 12-week period by WGLS-FM members as part of the
requirements for the advanced radio course, <+>America's Journey into the
Millennium: Reflections Past, Present & Future<+> is a five-part series which
examined sexuality, changing lifestyles, the family unit, higher education
and changes in technology as America approached the new millennium.
The five-part series aired on Rowan Radio, 89.7 WGLS-FM the week of
April 26, 1999.

<+>America's Journey into the Millennium: Reflections Past, Present &
Future<+> has already won two Crystal Awards of Excellence in the
Education and best Audio Documentary categories, first place in the
Society of Professional Journalists regional competition, first place for
best radio feature from the Philadelphia Press Association and first place
in the best college production category from the New Jersey Associated
Press Broadcasters.