Award-winning personal finance columnist Gail MarksJarvis is the 2012 recipient of the University of Minnesota School of Journalism & Mass Communication Alumni Society's Award of Excellence. MarksJarvis is a national expert on personal finance.
April 2012 Archives
In 2012, the University of Minnesota School of Journalism & Mass Communication began a new award. And a new tradition. The Above the Fold Award honors those with distinguished careers under 40 years of age. The award is given to those who have showcased exemplary accomplishments in their early careers. The Award is given out at the school's annual Spring Showcase event. In 2012, four alums whose careers span the journalism, strategic communication and business sectors were honored.
The 35th annual Frank Premack Public Affairs Journalism Awards were handed out April 19, 2012 at the McNamara Alumni Center.
The winners were from newspapers and broadcasting outlets from across the state of Minnesota in categories for public affairs reporting, opinion writing and broadcasting. "In our rapidly changing media environment, public affairs reporting remains a cornerstone of our democracy," said Premack Board chair Rohan Preston. "The finalists and winners of the 35th annual Premack Awards demonstrate that there is much investigative, courageous and well-written work to celebrate."
SJMC sophomore Kevin Schaul was one of six students awarded the first-ever Associated Press-Google Scholarship. The $20,000 national scholarship is aimed at students doing innovative work in digital media.