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News Port Wins Region 9 Mark of Excellence Award

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Posted: April 26, 2016

Online News Reporting
Winner: Curious New Mexico - by New Mexico News Port's Curious New Mexico Team, University of New Mexico
Finalist: Immigration rally puts forth message of acceptance and action - by Sarah Farley, Alexis Clark, Danny Anderson, University of Colorado
Finalist: Missing CU student had ‘spiritual awakening,’ personal life changes before disappearance - by Ellis Arnold, University of Colorado

The News Port’s first place entry exhibited four pieces by 12 students:

Sophie Wickert – Where we get our water
Kyle Herrera, Travis Gonzales, Joseph Buck, Brian DeGruchy, Christian Naranjo- How Albuquerque got its name
John Acosta – Economic contributions of undocumented immigrants
Travis Gonzales, Emily Ediger, Veronica Munoz, Brianna Gallegos, Isabel Gonzales – Meet the Team

To become a finalist in the Online In Depth Reporting category, News Port submitted a batch of reports in its Creative New Mexico series, covering the local start-up economy. The entry featured the work of 4 students:

Kayla Root – Innovate ABQ
Ryan Kampmeier – Gaming Guild
Toma Moya and Boseok Park – Funding Dating Games