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K-State Today

April 7, 2020

Freeland wins Kansas communicators awards

Submitted by Gloria Freeland

Gloria Freeland, assistant professor in the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications, recently won two awards from the 2020 Kansas Professional Communicators annual contest.

Freeland won a first-place in the general columns category for her online weekly "Kansas Snapshots" column, which she has written since late 2001. The entries were "These are something" and "Buxton."

About her columns, the judge said, "Your skill as a writer is so evident in 'These are something' as you weave seemingly insignificant items into a tapestry of joy. 'Buxton' is a delightful look at history and your family's place in it. Your skills in research are highlighted in this column. Very well done!"

All first-place entries in Kansas moved on for judging at the national level. Those awards will be announced at the National Federation of Press Women conference in June in North Little Rock, Arkansas.

She also won a second-place for her history article, "Valentine's greetings, then and now," published in The Manhattan Mercury. The judge commented, "An interesting look back at a fun holiday. A great way to expose the community to items in the historical museum's collections."