2016 Great Plains Journalism Awards finalists by publication

Five student journalists will be awarded $1,250 scholarships named after former Tulsa Press Club president and ONEOK executive Dan Harrison. The winners are:

  • Student Editor in Chief of the Year: Kassie McClung of Oklahoma State University
  • Student Designer of the Year: Gerald Brown of Oral Roberts University
  • Student Writer of the Year: Kasia Kovacs of the University of Missouri
  • Student Broadcaster of the Year: James Packard of the University of Missouri
  • Student Photographer of the Year: Kurt Steiss of Oklahoma State University

Here are the finalists for the 2016 Great Plains Journalism Awards listed by publication:

Alive Magazine

Rachel Brandt

Attilio D’Agostino

Amanda Dampf

Jennifer Silverberg

Sarah Stallmann

Elizabeth Tucker

Adrian Walker

 

Argus Leader

Mark Walker

Emily Spartz Weerheim

 

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Kelly Brant

Nikki Dawes

Cheree Franco

Melissa Gerrits

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, cont.

Benjamin Krain

Gavin Lesnick

Philip Martin

Kirk Montgomery

Celia Storey

John Sykes Jr.

Stephen Thornton

Ron Wolfe

WholeHogSports.com Staff

ArkansasOnline Staff

 

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Magazines

Katie Bridges

Darcy Courteau

Jordan Hickey

Nicholas Hunt

Arshia Khan

Heather Steadham

Emily Van Zandt

 

Associated Press

Sue Ogrocki

 

Columbia Missiourian

Justin L. Stewart

 

The Daily Republic

Matt Gade

 

The Des Moines Register

Daniel Finney

Mike Kilen

Brian Powers

Lee Rood

 

The Frontier

Cary Aspinwall

Ziva Branstetter

Kevin Canfield

Dylan Goforth

Robert E. Lorton III

 

Hail Varsity

Aaron Babcock

Mike Babcock

Kenneth Jarecke

Quentin Lueninghoener

Brandon Vogel

 

KCCI-TV

Eric Hanson

Michael Sims

 

KJRH, Channel 2

Drew Barker

Will Dupree

Karen Larsen

Brian Sanders

Garrett Weindorf

Jamie Young

KJRH Staff

 

Johnston County Capital-Democrat

Ray Lokey

 

Land Line Magazine

John Bendel

Jami Jones

 

Lawrence Journal-World

Karen Dillon

 

Lincoln Journal Star

Francis Gardler

Clark Grell

Alex Lantz

Peter Salter

 

Midwest Living

Faith Berven

Midwest Living Staff

 

The Oklahoman

Ryan Aber

Brianna Bailey

Nate Billings

Jenni Carlson

David Cathey

Jaclyn Cosgrove

Steve Gooch

Richard Hall

Paul Hellstern

Doug Hoke

Juliana Keeping

Jason Kersey

Chris Landsberger

Darnell Mayberry

Brandy McDonnell

Paul Monies

Nathan Poppe

Anthony Slater

Bryan Terry

Berry Tramel

Jacob Unruh

Adam Wilmoth

The Oklahoman Staff

Newsok.com Staff

Oklahoma Watch

Clifton Adcock

Micah Choquette

Brad Gibson

Evie Holzer

Mark Lash

Christina Nihira

Arianna Pickard

Nate Robson

OU Gaylord College of Journalism &
Mass Communications Students
and Faculty

Santa Fe South Students and
Teachers

Harding Charter Preparatory High
School Students and Teachers

Warren Vieth

Oklahoma Watch Staff and Interns

 

Omaha Magazine

Robert Nelson

Bill Sitzmann

 

Omaha World-Herald

Dirk Chatelain

Alia Conley

Bob Glissmann

Erin Grace

Rebecca Gratz

Paul Hammel

Matt Haney

Matthew Hansen

Sarah Hoffman

Russell Hubbard

Brady Jones

Jeff Koterba

Ian Lawson

Chris Machian

Matt Miller

Rich Mills

Roseann Moring

Katie Myrick

Maggie O’Brien

Tim Parks

Janice Podsada

Alissa Skelton

Barbara Soderlin

Ryan Soderlin

Zach Tegler

Paige Yowell

Tammy Yttri

Omaha World-Herald Staff

 

 

Rapid City Journal

Pat Butler

 

Sauce Magazine

Meera Nagarajan

Carmen Troesser

Sauce Magazine Staff

 

Slice Magazine

Ben Felder

Steve Gill

Simon Hurst

 

St. Louis Business Journal

Ben Unglesbee

 

St. Louis Magazine

Jeannette Cooperman

Ray Hartmann

Jarrett Medlin

William Powell

Kevin A. Roberts

Tom White

Steph Zimmerman

 

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Santiago C. Ayulo

Tim Barker

Laura Black

Christine Byers

David Carson

Robert Cohen

Stephen Deere

Christian Gooden

Derrick Goold

Evan Hill

Kevin Horrigan

Jeremy Kohler

Chris Lee

Huy Mach

Jennifer S. Mann

Dan Martin

Tony Messenger

Dan Neman

Judith Newmark

Josh Renaud

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Staff

 

Sunflower Publishing

Shelly Bryant

Jason Dailey

Toni Dixon

Katy Ibsen

Nadia Imafidon

Sunflower Publishing, cont.

Nick Krug

Jenni Leiste

Nathan Pettengill

Michael C. Snell

Bill Stephens

Doug Stremel

Luke Townsend

Janella Williams

 

Topeka Capital-Journal

Jesse Newell

Topeka Capital-Journal Staff

 

Tulsa Kids

Betty Casey

Chuck Foshee

Abby Rodgers

 

TulsaPeople

Michelle Pollard

 

Tulsa Voice

Georgia Brooks

Madeline Crawford

Mitch Gilliam

Jeremy Luther

Joe O’Shansky

Andy Wheeler

 

Tulsa World

Mark Cooper

John Clanton

Andrea Eger

Tom Gilbert

Bill Haisten

John Hoover

John Klein

Ian Maule

Katie McInerney

Michael Overall

Vanessa Pearson

Bruce Plante

Jason Powers

James Royal

Mike Simons

Michael Smith

Jerry Wofford

Tulsa World Staff

 

Wichita Eagle

Roy Wenzl

 

 

STUDENT CATEGORIES

Baker University – The Baker Orange

Taylor Schley

The Baker Orange Staff

 

Oklahoma State University – The O’Colly

Kassie McClung

Kurtis Quillin

Kurt Steiss

Sierra Winrow

The O’Colly Staff

 

Oral Roberts University – The Oracle

Gerald Brown

Kristy Sturgill

The Oracle staff

 

University of Kansas – University Daily Kansan

Miranda Davis

James Hoyt

Amie Just

Katie Kutsko

Emma Legault

 

University of Missouri

Ben Kothe

Kasia Kovacs

James Packard

Justin Stewart

Timothy Tai

 

University of Oklahoma

Erick Payne

 

University of Tulsa – The Collegian

Kyle Walker

The Collegian Staff