(L-R Back Row): Dean Lucy Dalglish, Katie Wilhelm, Emily Schweich, Kara Dixon, Marissa Parra, Sue Kopen Katcef, Brett Hall. Front Row: Cindy Wright, Brandon Goldner, Christine Gatte. Photo: Emily Schweich

(L-R Back Row): Dean Lucy Dalglish, Katie Wilhelm, Emily Schweich, Kara Dixon, Marissa Parra,  Sue Kopen Katcef, Brett Hall. Front Row: Cindy Wright, Brandon Goldner, Christine Gatte. Photo: Emily Schweich

Updated Sept. 8 and Sept. 10, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tn. – The Philip Merrill College of Journalism and its Capital News Service  were honored for  Best All-Around Student Newscast tonight during the Excellence in Journalism Conference.

Dean Lucy Dalglish, CNS Broadcast Bureau Director Sue Kopen Katcef and Adjunct Professor Cindy Wright were joined by a number of Merrill students and alumni in accepting the award at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel. SPJ originally announced the awards last May.

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Also honored Julia Weaver ’13 – who won for Television Feature Reporting and Louie Dane ’13 – who won for Television News and Feature Photography. Both were from Bethany Swain’s first ViewFinder team.

Read the Diamondback “Mark of Excellence” story by Merrill Journalist Taylor Swaak.

Read our original story about the Mark of Excellence awards published in May.

Watch the award winners:

Renaissance Man by Julia Weaver

Larger Than Life by Louie Dane

Watch the winning CNS Newscast on YouTube