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Drury’s student newspaper wins multiple awards from the Missouri College Media Association

For Immediate Release: April 15

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., April 15, 2010 — Drury University’s student newspaper, The Mirror, won first place for best overall newspaper in its division last weekend at the Missouri College Media Association (MCMA) awards banquet in Lee’s Summit, Mo. The Mirror was also awarded sweepstakes in its division, a recognition given to the college newspaper winning the most award points overall.

“The Mirror staff has worked hard over the past year to cover the Drury community, and these awards validate that dedication and hard work,” says Dr. Jonathan Groves, assistant professor of communication at Drury University. “It’s incredibly important. It means we are doing something right. It’s validation that the university students are producing a viable news medium that serves the Drury community.”

Drury University competes against similar size schools such as Southwest Baptist University, Avila University and Evangel University.

A complete listing of The Mirror’s MCMA recognitions:

1st place - News Writing (Greta Brown)
1st place - Sports Writing (Josh Hall)
1st place - Editorial Writing (Logan Hoffman)
1st place - In-Depth Reporting (Logan Hoffman)

2nd place - News Section Front (Angela Holton)
2nd place - Editorial/Op-Ed Page (The Mirror)
2nd place - Sports Writing (Josh Hall)
2nd place - Advertising (Lauren Ormsby)

3rd place - News Writing (Matthew Frierdich)
3rd place - News Section Front (Angela Holton)

Honorable Mention - Page One Design (Jeromy Layman)
Honorable Mention - In-Depth Reporting (Leigh Bishop)
Honorable Mention - Investigative Reporting (Jeromy Layman)
Honorable Mention - Regular Column (Jeromy Layman)
Honorable Mention - Sports Column (Josh Hall)
Honorable Mention - Sports Writing (Josh Hall)
Honorable Mention - Sports Photography (Andrea Gill)
Honorable Mention - Sports Page (The Mirror)

For more information, contact The Mirror’s faculty advisors Dr. Cristina Gilstrap and Dr. Jonathan Groves at or


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