TommieMedia, Reporters, Photographers Garner Minnesota Newspaper Association Awards St. Thomas Newsroom February 5, 2013 TommieMedia and several of its reporters and photographers earned honors at the Minnesota Newspaper Association Awards Convention Jan. 24-25 in Bloomington, Minn. Among the awards garnered, TommieMedia was named best website. “This was an honor for us, as TommieMedia has worked very hard over the past four years to develop the site,” remarked Alyssa Adkins, advertising and PR director for TommieMedia. TommieMedia’s individual award winners were: Human Interest Story (17 entries) First: Heidi Enninga When graduation’s not the greatest obstacle Third: Heidi Enninga “Can I buy you a drink?” Student creates way to send digital beverages Social Issues Story (13 entries) First: Kristopher Jobe St. Thomas community responds to new contraceptive policy Third: Ryan Shaver, Olivia Detweiler Student supplement use rising, despite risks Sports Story (10 entries) First: Alex Keil Waldovogel lets his play do the talking Third: Alex Keil, Ryan Shaver Whitewater crushes Tommies’ championship hopes 20-0 Local Breaking News Coverage (5 entries) Third: Geena Maharaj USTGirlProblems draws university’s attention Sports Photo (6 entries) Second: Ryan Shaver Senior Wally Baregi hurdles a player Photo Story (7 entries) First: Rita Kovtun, Josie Oliver A day in the life of St. Thomas Multimedia Special Project First: Olivia Detweiler Fire demonstration raises awareness “It was a busy night for TommieMedia, and we are both honored and excited about the recognition our organization and staff received,” Adkins said. Visit tommiemedia.com to view all of the award-winning stories and photographs via the site’s search window.