The Society of Professional Journalists: Rocky Mountain Region Media Awards.

Photograph Jeremy Wade Shockley/The Southern Ute Drum

SPJ Awards…

I am pleased to announce that the Southern Ute Drum newspaper pulled in five awards last week at the Society of Professional Journalists’ annual awards banquet in Denver, Colorado. Please take a moment to read the full story on page 20 of The Southern Ute Drum.

Among those awards, I garnered one for this photograph of trout being stocked into the local reservoir, and another for continued coverage of Fort Lewis College and the expansion of its long standing Native American center.

Each of our staff members earned accolades in this years media contest, spanning four states …see article for full details!

Jeremy Wade Shockley
First Place: Education General Reporting
“FLC Student Union Makes Room For New Native Center”

Jeremy Wade Shockley
Third Place: News Photography
“Lake Capote Opens With A Splash”

Here’s to the spirit of journalism! Cheers, Jeremy

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