Collegian Writers Recognized by UWire

Three students involved with the Collegian were recognized this week in the annual UWire 100, a selection of the best college journalists in the country.

Travis Johnson (Senior, Sports Writer and Copy Editor)

johnson_large“This past fall, Travis was our most outstanding Penn State football beat reporter. He showed an unparalleled enthusiasm for coverage of the team, emphasizing strong feature and enterprise reporting skills. An engaging interviewer, Travis has always found a way to show the emotional side of athletes, whether covering Penn State football wrestling or golf. He has a knack for being in the right spot at the right time to catch the true story, and he’ll go to great lengths to find those spots.”

Andrew Staub, Managing Editor of the Collegian

Andrew McGill (Junior, Metro Editor and Web Chief)

mcgill_large“In his current role as metro editor, he’s done more than just read stories and send them on: he’s gotten his reporters excited. In a time when pessimism reigns in the journalism industry, Andrew is a stand-out reminder of why we should stick with it.

I could tell you about the time Andrew worked for hours to make the coverage of a murder trial come alive.”

Ryan Pfister, former UWire 100 honoree and reporter for the Collegian

Andrew Staub (Senior, Managing Editor)

staub_large“While Andy certainly has the capabilities to turn each and every story that runs in our daily paper into a Pulitzer Prize winner, he values working with reporters and editors more than just a good story. He is very patient when it comes to asking stories to be worked on, but he never takes the easy way and re-writes them himself.”

Lauren McCormack, former Multimedia Editor of the Collegian

Another Penn State student, John Hendrickson, was recognized for his work with ALT Magazine.

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