Logan Nardo captures first place SPJ award

LOGAN NARDOSenior Logan Nardo has won a first place award in the 2013 Mark of Excellence Awards for the Society of Professional Journalists’ Region 2.

Nardo won in the in-depth radio category for a piece that aired on WLUR-FM: “Going Local: Naturally Grown Food in Rockbridge. ” The story was created in a “Broadcast Magazine” course taught by Prof. Robert de Maria.

SPJ’s Region 2 comprises Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and Washington, D.C. Honorees received award certificates the weekend of March 28 at the Region 2 Spring Conference in Washington D.C. First-place winners will move on to the national MOE competition among category winners from the 12 SPJ regions.

National winners will be notified in the late spring and will be recognized at Excellence in Journalism 2014 in Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 4 to 6. The awards are judged by professionals with at least three years of journalism experience.

Washington and Lee students were finalists in five other categories of the contest, which honor the best in student journalism.


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