Andrew Astleford's Profile

Andrew is a December 2009 magazine journalism graduate from Dodge City, Kan. He began his sports writing career as an agate clerk at the Dodge City Daily Globe and has since held internships at the Hutchinson (Kan.) News, Orlando Sentinel and The Washington Post. In 2007, he won first place in the feature category of the Missouri Press Association's Better Newspapers Contest. In spring 2008, he was honored with a third-place finish in the explanatory category of the national Associated Press Sports Editors contest, a 12th-place finish in the Hearst Journalism Awards and with the MU J-school's Sam Bronstein Award. In 2008 and 2009, he was named one of's top 100 collegiate journalists. In spring 2009 he was awarded a third-place finish in the Hearst Journalism Awards, two third-place finishes in the sports-reporting and feature categories of the SPJ Region 7 Mark of Excellence Awards and with the MU J-school's Atwater Writing Prize. In spring 2010, he placed first in the Hearst Journalism Awards. In summer 2009, he was one of 40 students selected to attend the Poynter Fellowship for College Journalists in St. Petersburg, Fla. In July 2009, he attended the Midwest Writers Workshop at Ball State University. In fall 2009, he started the Columbia Missourian sports department Twitter account (@CoMoSports) and began shooting raw video during MU football media days and home games. In January 2010, he began freelancing in New Orleans. In summer 2010, he will be a sports-reporting Pulliam Fellow at the Indianapolis Star.

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