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
Continuing Coverage: Anne Elizabeth Buys, Mississippi St Univ-Take 30 News,
General Excellence (Television): Mississippi St Univ-Take 30 News.
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.