Idaho Press Club Awards Honor University of Idaho Students

Friday, April 23 2010

Written by Casey McDaniel

Moscow, Idaho – Students at the University of Idaho recently received 26 awards from the Idaho Press Club, including 11 first place awards, for journalistic achievements.

“The Idaho Press Club judges entries based on professional standards, and clearly University of Idaho students, most of them JAMM majors, are making the grade,” said Patricia Hart, acting director for the School of Journalism and Mass Media.

While many of the awards were in student journalism categories, John Mallory took first place in the professional category for best sports talk show on radio for his show, “The Johnny Ballgame Show” on KUOI FM Moscow 89.3. Mallory graduated in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in Radio/TV Digital Media Production. Mallory said he is excited to have won the award for the second year in a row.

Many awards were given to students who work for the Argonaut, the university's student newspaper. Blot Magazine, another student university publication, received honorable mention for General Excellence of a Magazine.

University of Idaho students also received five honorable mentions.

The Idaho Press Club is an organization that works to improve the practice of journalism around Idaho. The organization gives many awards to student and professional journalist for excellence in the field of journalism. For a full list of award recipients, visit
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About the University of Idaho
Founded in 1889, the University of Idaho is the state’s flagship higher-education institution and its principal graduate education and research university, bringing insight and innovation to the state, the nation and the world. University researchers attract nearly $100 million in research grants and contracts each year; the University of Idaho is the only institution in the state to earn the prestigious Carnegie Foundation ranking for high research activity. The university’s student population includes first-generation college students and ethnically diverse scholars. Offering more than 130 degree options in 10 colleges, the university combines the strengths of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities. The university is home to the Vandals, the 2009 Roady’s Humanitarian Bowl champions. For information, visit

About the University of Idaho
The University of Idaho helps students to succeed and become leaders. Its land-grant mission furthers innovative scholarly and creative research to grow Idaho's economy and serve a statewide community. From its main campus in Moscow, Idaho, to 70 research and academic locations statewide, U-Idaho emphasizes real-world application as part of its student experience. U-Idaho combines the strength of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities. It is home to the Vandals. For information, visit