In addition to 18 awards received from the Missouri College Media Association (and noted in an earlier Turner Report post), the newspaper's hard-hitting editorials concerning the troubles at MSSU received top honors from the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).
From the news release:
The Chart received word that it had bested Iowa State University for the Society of Professional Journalists’ Region 7 Award of Excellence for editorial writing. Region 7 includes all colleges and universities in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska.
According to the SPJ judges, The Chart’s entries were effectively crafted:
“Many proven effective opinion-writing techniques such as repetition, direct address, and strong, early calls to action in this series of editorials on the turmoil involving the university president,” they wrote.