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MSU students and faculty win several Associated Press awards

March 17, 2020 (Tuesday)
While the Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors' April 18 awards ceremony has been canceled, AP has released some good news. MSU students won ten awards across a variety of categories including:

COLLEGE NEWSPAPER DIVISION

Feature: Mary Madeline LaMastus, Mississippi St Univ-The Reflector, "Bob Swanson: instructor and 'Singing Weatherman'

Layout & Design: Hannah Blankenship, Mississippi St Univ-The Reflector

COLLEGE TELEVISION DIVISION

Feature Story: Richard Hill, Mississippi St Univ-Take 30 News, "MSU Homecoming King"

Videographer: Parker Lee, Mississippi St Univ-Take 30 News

Weathercast: Danielle Davis, Mississippi St Univ-MSTV; Jake Eshpeter, Mississippi

St Univ-MSTV

Continuing Coverage: Anne Elizabeth Buys, Mississippi St Univ-Take 30 News,

"Mississippi Flooding."

General Excellence (Television): Mississippi St Univ-Take 30 News.

COLLEGE DIGITAL

Website: The Reflector, Mississippi St Univ-The Reflector

Multi-Media Journalist: Mary Madeline LaMastus, Mississippi St Univ-The Reflector, "Bob Swanson: Instructor and Singing Weatherman"

In the professional competition, Terry Likes, head of the Department of Communication, won two awards for Use of Sound and Long Feature Story for his report: "Fake News Blues: A Credibility Crisis for Journalism.' The Impact of Fake News Allegations on Media Organizations and Audience Trust" which aired on WMSV-FM.

According to the AP, first, second and third-Place winners will be announced on a date to be determined. The awards will be mailed to each organization.