Lion's Roar honored with Associated Press Awards

Contact: Rene Abadie
Date: May 21, 2012

      HAMMOND –The Lion's Roar, the student newspaper at Southeastern Louisiana University, was recently honored with two awards at the Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Managing Editors annual meeting in New Orleans.

      The students competed in the college and university division, which recognizes student journalists for outstanding performance in college print journalism.

      The newspaper took first place for its website, in the digital-website portion of the competition.

      "Winning this award means that our publication is moving in the right direction in terms of our web presence," said Social Media Editor Brooke Kimball of Walker, who manages the site. "It is especially meaningful since the site is relatively new, and we have been working to bring awareness to students about this new way to receive campus news."

      Photography Editor Tony Romain of Slidell took first place in the college/university photography category.

      "It's reassuring to be in the top ranks of others in our region and that I'm capturing special moments of the school's history in photography," said Romain. "I feel like I am living up to the legacy of photo editors before me."

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