MSU students win numerous awards at regional journalism competition
February 15, 2020 (Saturday)The 2020 awards presentation for the best in broadcast, print and online journalism was held Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Southeast Journalism Conference, hosted by the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS.
MSU students from three different Communication concentrations won sixteen total awards. SEJC has two competitions. Its "Best of the South" contest features student work from throughout the past year. These awards include twenty-three individual awards along with eight school categories.
The sixteen awards represent the third highest total for MSU in the last twenty years and the most since 2005. According to Dr. Terry Likes, Head of the Department of Communication, "These phenomenal students have had a stellar year. It is nice to see their hard work paying off with this kind of recognition. I'd also like to commend the faculty, and those that oversee campus media (Reflector, WMSV, Take 30 News, PRISM) for their hard work for preparing our students for excellence."
The Southeast Journalism Conference is a vibrant learning community of journalists honing their craft through professional development and the Best of the South Collegiate Journalism Competition. An organization comprised of nearly 50 member colleges and universities in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee, SEJC was created to encourage greater interest in student journalism and to form closer ties among journalism schools in the Southeast United States.