The Maneater won 17 individual awards and two staff-wide awards at the 2017 Missouri College Media Association conference. In addition to a first place award in sweepstakes, staffers took home top prizes in in-depth news reporting, feature writing, sports writing, information graphics and many other categories. The conference also featured several breakout sessions throughout the day and a keynote speech from Rob Curley, editor of the Spokane, Washington, Spokesman-Review.
The Maneater competes in Division 1 for student media outlets in the state of Missouri, along with Missouri State University, University of Missouri-St. Louis, University of Central Missouri, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Saint Louis University, Lindenwood University, Washington University and Southeast Missouri State University.
The Maneater Staff — first place in Sweepstakes
The Maneater Staff — honorable mention in Best Overall Newspaper
Congratulations to the following winners:
Alec Lewis — first place in Sports Writing: "Terrence Phillips becomes fan favorite for the present and the future"
Peter Baugh — first place in In-Depth News Reporting: "Athletics and activism: Looking back on a historic football boycott"
Jordan Kodner and Christy Prust — second place in Photo Page: "2016 presidential candidates visit Missouri — page 9"
Katherine White — second place in Entertainment Review: "Listen to This: Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ is a poignant musical journey"
The Maneater Staff — second place in Sports Page: "Sports Front — Issue 28, page 14"
Claire Mitzel and Lailah Tarakai — third place in News Writing: "MU Police releases report of racist incident involving LBC members"
Griffin Schaetzle — honorable mention in Sports Column: "Athlete angle: Schaetzle reflects on Olympic Trial experience"
Peter Baugh — honorable mention in Sports Writing "Music, faith and family: Who is J’den Cox off the wrestling mat?"
The Maneater Staff — honorable mention in Special Section One Year Later