MTSU student media win big in Southeastern Journalism

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MTSU student media attending the Southeast Journalism Conference were (from left) Rusty Ellis, Marissa Gaston, Evan Dunne, Hannah Dookestul, Sarah Taylor, Katie Inman, Brinley Hineman, Rhiannon Gilbert and Andrew Wigdor. MT10 and Sidelines won several awards at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Journalism Conference, held Feb. 16 to 18 at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi.

MT10 and Sidelines won several awards at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Journalism Conference, held Feb. 16 to 18 at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi.

 

Tyler Lamb was named best Multimedia Journalist in the Best of the South awards given to SEJC members from seven states.

 

There were three second place finishes: Sidelines received second place in the Best Newspaper category; Rhiannon Gilbert won second in the Best Radio News Feature Story category and Hannah Dookestul won second in the Best Radio Journalist competition.

 

Amanda Freuler won third place as Best News Writer and Samantha Wycoff won fourth place in the Best Newspaper Page Layout category.

 

Tyler Lamb also was ninth in the Best Sports Writer category.

 

SEJC also offers a chance for students to win awards at on-site competition held during the conference. MTSU students brought home three top finishes. In the TV Reporting category, Hannah Dookestul won first place, while Katie Inman placed third in the TV Anchoring contest and Rusty Ellis scored a third place in Sports Writing.

 

SEJC membership is limited to colleges and universities in Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina and Tennessee. For the first time, in more than 20 years, the annual conference will be hosted by MTSU in February of 2019. Faculty representatives from member schools approved MTSU as a host site at the meeting in Oxford, Mississippi.

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