April 23, 2014
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HBCUs Collect Awards At News Media Conference

COLUMBIA, SC - The Black College Communication Association held its13th Annual National HBCU Student News Media Conference on the campus of South Carolina State University.  

BCAA chairwoman Valerie White said, "The National HBCU Student News Media conference is an excellent opportunity for students at black colleges to learn from, network, and interact with media professionals who have their best interests at heart."

With more than 15 other HBCUs in attendance, the 3-day conference provided workshops relating to business etiquette, photography, press law, building revenue, broadcasting, and convergence.

The complete list of winners is below:

Best Spot News Story

First Place ———–The Panther, Prairie View A&M University, for “Senior Student Stabbed”
Second Place ——–The News Argus, Winston Salem State University, for ”Video Camera Stolen from Mass Comm Department”
Third Place ———-Campus Echo, North Carolina Central University, for “Democratic Party Stalwart Speaks at Lyceum”

Best News Series, Investigation or In-Depth Story
First Place ———–The Southern Digest, Southern University
Second Place ——–Campus Echo, North Carolina Central University
Third Place ———-The News Argus, Winston-Salem State University

Best News Coverage
First Place ———–The Gramblinite, Grambling University
Second Place ——–The Campus Echo, North Carolina Central University
Third Place ———-The FAMUAN, Florida A&M University

Best Sports News or Game Story
First Place ———–Aaron Saunders, Campus Echo, North Carolina Central University, for “Eagles Stumble In Boone”
Second Place ——–Jonathan Alexander, Campus Echo, North Carolina Central University, for “Eagles Scratch Seattle”
Third Place ———-Imani Jackson, The Gramblinite, Grambling State University, for “This could be the start of something big”

Best Sports Feature
First Place ———–Nasha Smith, The Gramblinite, Grambling State University, for “Saints Earn First Super Bowl Berth”
Second Place ——–Clarece Polke, The FAMUAN, Florida A&M University, for “Benson Hungry For Success”
Third Place ———-Karlisha Beauford, The Gramblinite, Grambling State University, for “Above and Beyond”
Honorable Mention-Thomas Wilson, Spartan Echo, Norfolk State University, for “Majority Report: The Reverse Minority Experience”
Honorable Mention-Krisja Curlin, Thorobred News, Kentucky State University, for “Walking in the Shoes of Boykins”

Best Overall Sports Coverage
No Winners
 
Best Opinion Writing –Arts & Entertainment Criticism
First Place ———–No winner
Second Place ——–Keshara Cox, Spartan, Echo Norfolk State University
Third Place ———-No Winner
Honorable Mention-Tory Wadlington, The Gramblinite, Grambling State University

Best Opinion Writing – Signed Commentary or Column Writing
First Place ———–Brandon Neasman, The FAMUAN, Florida A&M University
Second Place ——–Erina Love, The Gramblinite, Grambling State University
Third Place ———-Tineisha Sulker, The FAMUAN, Florida A&M University

Best Editorial
First Place ———–No winner
Second Place ——–No winner
Third Place ———-The News Argus, Winston-Salem State University

Best Editorial Cartoon
First Place ———–Brandon R. Coley, The News Argus, Winston-Salem State University
Second Place ——–No Winner
Third Place ———-No Winner

Best Editorial/Opinion Sections
First Place ———–No winner
Second Place ——–The FAMUAN, Florida A&M University
Third Place/ Tie—–The Gramblinite, Grambling State University
Third Place/Tie —–The News Argus

Best Headline Writer
First Place———–Aaron Saunders, Campus Echo, North Carolina Central University
Second Place: ——-Imani Jackson, The Gramblinite, Grambling State University
Third Place ———-No Winner

Best Individual Page Design
First Place———–Ashley Griffin, Campus Echo, North Carolina Central University
Second Place ——–Carlton Koonce, Campus Echo, North Carolina Central University
Third Place ———-Jeffrey Morris, The FAMUAN, Florida A&M University
Honorable mention -Byron Summers, Spartan Echo, Norfolk State University
Honorable mention -Juston Jackson, The Gramblinite, Grambling State University

Best Informational Graphic or News Illustration
First Place———–Brandon R. Coley & Jay Cole, The News Argus, Winston-Salem State University
Second Place ——–Steven Brown, Campus Echo, North Carolina Central University
Third Place ———-Juston Jackson, Gramblinite, Grambling State University

Best Design Broadsheet or Tabloid
First Place ———–Campus Echo, North Carolina Central University
Second Place ——–The Gramblinite, Grambling State University
Third Place ———-No Winner

Best Individual Photograph
First Place ———–Chi Brown, Campus Echo, North Carolina Central University
Second Place ——–Trevor James, The Southern Digest, Southern University
Third Place ———-No Winner

Best Photo Story
First Place ———–No winner
Second Place ——–No winner
Third Place ———-No winner
Honorable Mention-April Simon, Campus Echo, North Carolina Central University, for “Harvest Dignity”

Best Online Audio Story
(Only one entry)First Place ———–The News Argus, Winston-Salem State University, for “Q&A with Chancellor Reaves”

Best Online Video Story
First Place ———–Campus Echo, North Carolina Central University, for “Hair to Stay”
Second Place ——–Campus Echo, North Carolina Central University, for “Papa Mojo”

Best Online Multimedia Package
First Place ———–The FAMUAN, Florida A&M University
Second Place ——–The FAMUAN, Florida A&M University, for “Men’s Tennis Resumes Action in Winter Park”
Third Place ———-Campus Echo, North Carolina Central University, for “Harvest of Dignity”

Best Online Site
First Place ———–The Hilltop, Howard University
Second Place ——–Campus Echo, North Carolina Central University
Third Place ———-The News Argus, Winston-Salem State University

Best Student Newspaper (Non-Regular Production, Once weekly or less)
First Place ———–The News Argus, Winston-Salem State University
Second Place ——–Spartan Echo, Norfolk State University
Third Place ———-Campus Echo, North Carolina Central University

Best Student Newspaper (Regular Production –Twice Weekly or more)
First Place ———–The FAMUAN, Florida A&M University
Second Place ——–The Southern Digest, Southern University


STORY TAGS: BLACK NEWS, AFRICAN AMERICAN NEWS, MINORITY NEWS, CIVIL RIGHTS NEWS, DISCRIMINATION, RACISM, RACIAL EQUALITY, BIAS, EQUALITY, AFRO AMERICAN NEWS



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