Southeastern students win at journalism conference

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
by: Tonya Lowentritt 


     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University students in broadcast and print journalism recently won awards at the Southeast Journalism Conference (SEJC), hosted by Georgia State University in Atlanta.
     Awards were given in the “Best of South” competition from over 523 entries representing 33 universities from Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Alabama, Tennessee, Florida, Georgia and North Carolina.
     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.”
KSLU-90.9 FM, the university’s public radio station, was awarded second place for “Best College Radio Station in the South.”  Southeastern’s student newspaper, “The Lion’s Roar,” took sixth place for “Best College Magazine in the South” for its back to school issue.
     “Best of the South” individual student winners were:
     --Paul Rivera of Slidell, a reporter-anchor for the Southeastern Channel, second place for Best TV Journalist and 10th place for College Journalist of the Year;
     --Michael Vinsanau of Mandeville, reporter-anchor for the Southeastern Channel, second place for Best TV Hard News;
     --Matthew Doyle of KSLU, third place for Best Radio Journalist;
     --Olivia Moreno, third place for Best News Editorial Artist;
     --John Binder, ninth place for Best News Writer;
     --Fernanda Chagas, ninth place for Best News Graphic Designer;
     The onsite competition involved individuals or teams working in 15 different categories within specified time limits to produce a specific product. Southeastern student winners in the onsite competition were Paul Rivera, first place for TV Anchoring, and Sara Patrick of Houma, second place for Entertainment Writing.  




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