Tuesday, April 1, 2008
UTVS, the student-run television station at St. Cloud State, has received a National 2007 Mark of Excellence Award from the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). The station’s staff took the honor for “UTVS News” in the television newscast category. The Mark of Excellence is the station’s first national SPJ firstplace title since 2004, when the “Husky Mag” show took a first in television sports reporting.
The station will be recognized in September during the 2008 SPJ Convention and National Journalism Conference in Atlanta, Ga. There were more than 3,400 entries in the SPJ competition. Finalists in the same category were the Cronkite NewsWatch staff at Arizona State University and the nightly news staff at Troy (Ala.) University.