TommieMedia, the University of St. Thomas’ student-run news, sports and entertainment website, is a finalist for eight awards presented by two professional media associations.

The Society of Professional Journalists’ Mark of Excellence judges recognized TommieMedia for its work in four categories with five nominations, which were announced March 6. The categories are: Best Independent Online Student Publication, Online Feature Reporting, Online Sports Reporting (two nominations) and Television In-Depth Reporting.

Reporters and editors nominated include Rita Kovtun, Alex Keil, Miles Trump and Ryan Shaver. The winners will be announced March 30 at the Minnesota SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards Luncheon at the Crowne Plaza Minneapolis International Airport.

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences also has recognized TommieMedia with three nominations in the categories of Sports and Photography. The nominations for the NATAS Upper Midwest Chapter were announced on March 9.

TommieMedia journalists Michael Ewen and Shaver are finalists for the regional award, as is chief photographer Kovtun. The award ceremony will take place April 1 at The Theaters at Mall of America.

For more information about TommieMedia visit its website or email Anna Tu.