Southeastern takes home wins at Southeast Journalism Conference


Friday, March 13, 2020 
by: Tonya Lowentritt 

     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s Journalism Championship Team traveled to Hattiesburg, Miss., recently to compete in the Southeast Journalism Championship and participate in conference workshops. In the Best in South competition, the team accepted awards for KSLU for best radio station and The Southeastern Channel as the best television station.
     Also honored in the Best in South competition in the Best Television Journalist competition, Chris Rosato of Mandeville finished third and Dylan Domangue of Houma finished fifth. December 2019 graduate Connor Ferrill of Mandeville finished third for Best Radio Journalist, and the Southeastern Channel’s “Northshore News” also finished third for Best College Video News Program.
     In the onsite Journalism Championship, Adam Cortez of Thibodaux finished first for radio reporting. Additionally, Rosato finished third in television anchoring, and Lauren Hawkins of Ponchatoula finished third in the media law category.
     “Adam Cortez wanted that first place finish, and he practiced and researched leading up to the conference,” said Press Club Advisor Dr. Amber Narro. “The onsite competition really challenges students to be at their best because they are challenged to work on deadline in real world circumstances. It is also a fantastic opportunity for students to test their skills against those of their peers. Having Lauren Hawkins and Chris Rosato also finish third in their competitions is wonderful for Southeastern.”
     Southeastern’s team finished 10th overall in the journalism championship, competing against teams from Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. The 2021 Southeast Journalism Conference will take place at Nicholls in February 2021.

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