Adapted from Society of Professional Journalists News Releases

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (July 18) – Maggie Gottlieb ’17 is the SPJ 2017 Galvan Outstanding Graduate in Journalism Award winner. She is the seventh Merrill College student to be honored with the award, going back to 2002.

“What makes Maggie a wonderful candidate for the Julie Galvan Outstanding Graduate in Journalism Award is her commitment to serve without needing to be asked,” said John Sonnheim, bureau chief of the Cox Media Group news bureau in Washington. Gottlieb has worn many hats in SPJ – an active member, vice president and president of the student chapter at the University of Maryland, and a student representative on the national SPJ board of directors. She currently works for Cox Media in Memphis, Tn.

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Previous Merrill College Galvan award winners include:

2002 Alanna Turner
2003 Erin Fillah
2004 Pat Grzanka
2005 Trish Hartman
2006 Reneé DeLuca
2015 Brett Hall
2017 Maggie Gottlieb

All served as president of the Merrill College SPJ chapter.
Gottlieb will be recognized at the Excellence in Journalism 2017 conference Sept. 7-9 in Anaheim, California. Click here for a list of past winners.

Read the complete SPJ release.


CNS Named SPJ MOEy Award Finalist

CNS is one of five MOEy finalists who were selected from more than 4,000 entries in the Society of Professional Journalists’ Mark of Excellence Awards competition. The MOEy honors the best of the best in student journalism.

Student entries are first judged regionally in print, radio, television and online collegiate journalism categories. First-place regional winners advance to the national competition and then are able to compete for the MOEy award.

  • Capital News Service staff, University of Maryland (Online In-Depth Reporting)

The Capital News Service of the Phillip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland is a national winner for Online In-Depth Reporting. The series “In Poor Health” explores why Baltimore’s world-renowned health system is struggling to keep Freddie Gray’s neighbors – some of the city’s poorest residents – from getting sick.

The other four finalists include:

  • Marcella Mercer and Calla Kessler, Lincoln Journal Star, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Feature Reporting, Large School Division
  • Maggie Andresen, Temple University (General News Photography, Large School Division)
  • Jessa O’Connor, Carolina Connection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Radio News Reporting)
  • 2016 Documentary Unit, KUFM-Montana PBS, University of Montana School of Journalism (TV In-Depth Reporting)

The winner of the MOEy will be presented at Excellence in Journalism 2017 during the Student Union event Sept. 8. (The event is free with EIJ17 registration.)

Read more about the MOEy finalists.