Colorado State University - Pueblo mass comm. faculty, students earn writing awards

Colorado State University - Pueblo mass comm. faculty, students earn writing awards
PUEBLO – Students and faculty in Colorado State University-Pueblo’s Department of Mass Communications and Center for New Media received regional awards during the Society of Professional Journalists Region IX Spring Conference, held April 13-14 in Denver.

The CSU-Pueblo TODAY magazine summer 2011 issue received a second-place award for Best Student Magazine in the Region 9 Mark of Excellence Awards. The magazine is produced entirely by students in CSU-Pueblo’s mass communications department. The Mark of Excellence Awards honor the best collegiate journalism in the nation. Students were awarded certificates on April 14 at the Tivoli Student Union in Denver. The full list of Region IX Mark of Excellence Award recipients is available at
Winners of the four-state Society of Professional Journalists Region IX Top of the Rockies journalism contest, announced April 13 at the Denver Press Club, included two faculty in the mass communications department:
Associate Professor Richard Joyce received a third-place award in personal columns for his work with the Redstone Review. Associate Professor Leticia Steffen received first-, second- and third-place awards in feature writing for stories she wrote for The Pueblo Chieftain. Steffen won one first-place award and one second-place award in features (science) for two installments of a modern-parenting series, and a third-place award for features (education) for a story on "boomerang kids."

The full list of Top of the Rockies award recipients is available at
Region IX of the Society of Professional Journalists includes Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.

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