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Faculty member earns National Advisor of the Year award, students win awards for excellence in media

The Muskingum College newspaper, The Black and Magenta, its advisor Dr. Vivian Wagner, and the college’s radio station, WMCO, each have earned awards for excellence from the Society of Collegiate Journalists (SCJ), the national honorary fraternity for student journalists. 

Assistant Professor of Journalism Dr. Vivian Wagner has been awarded the Sheridan Barker Adviser of the Year Award by the national council of SCJ.  Dr. Wagner advises the college’s chapter of SCJ and the student newspaper, The Black and Magenta.  She also co-advises the college's journalism program and serves as vice president on the national SCJ Council. The annual Sheridan Barker award recognizes exceptional dedication and performance of a student media and SCJ adviser. 

Several Muskingum College students also won awards in the national SCJ journalism contest, as follows:

First place in the Sports Broadcast category was won by J.T. Raymond '06 and Chrissy Stragisher '08, for their coverage of Muskingum College softball.

Second place in the Sports Columns category was won by Stragisher for her story, Steroids in Baseball for The Black and Magenta.

Second place in the Radio Feature Broadcast category was won by WMCO’s Sarah Schmidt '07 for her story, A Snapshot in Time.

Third place in the Radio Feature Broadcast category was won by WMCO’s Spenser Miller '09 for this story The Loch-Ness Monster - Fact or Fiction?