Southeastern students win at journalism conference
Thursday, March 1, 2018
by: Tonya Lowentritt
SOUTHEASTERN JOURNALISM STUDENTS WIN AWARDS - Southeastern Louisiana University students in broadcast and print journalism recently won awards at the Southeast Journalism Conference (SEJC), hosted by Harding University in Searcy, Ark. From left, students Tara Barbe, Larshell Green and Jonathan Rhodes display their award certificates following the awards ceremony. Photo courtesy of The Press Club.
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University students in broadcast and print journalism
recently won awards at the Southeast Journalism Conference (SEJC) hosted by Harding
University in Searcy, Ark.
Awards were given in the “Best of South” competition from entries representing 45 universities from states across the Southeast, including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.
The Southeastern Channel, the university’s educational television station, was named second-place winner as “Best College TV Station in the South,” and the channel’s student newscast, “Northshore News,” won second place for “Best College Video News Program in the South.”
Larshall Green, editor-in-chief of Southeastern’s student newspaper “The Lion’s Roar,” competed in a live onsite competition that involved individuals or teams working in 11 different categories within specified time limits to produce a specific product. Green took home first place honors for Feature Writing in the competition.
Also recognized at the conference were Associate Professor of Languages and Communication Amber Narro with the 2018 Outstanding Journalism Educator Award and Languages and Communication Professor Joseph Mirando with the first ever Outstanding Journalism Educator of the Year Award.
“Best of the South” individual student winners were:
--Jonathan Rhodes of Slidell, first place for Best Sports Writer;
--Tara Barbe of Ponchatoula, fourth place for Best Television Hard News Reporting;
--Jaylon Morris of Baton Rouge, ninth place for Best Television News Feature Reporter;
-- Green of Hammond, tenth place for Best Arts and Entertainment Writer.