Students win big at SEJC

Two student journalists from MTSU placed in the top 10 of the College Journalist of the Year competition sponsored by the Southeast Journalism Conference.  The organization’s annual meeting was held Feb. 13-15 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Megan Cole placed second, winning $500, and Angele Latham placed eighth. This is the first time that two MTSU student journalists placed in the top 10 in the same year and Cole’s second place is MTSU’s highest placing in the contest in many years.

Student journalists also won other awards in the Best of the South contest
Both Latham and Cole won second place in the Best News Feature and Best Multimedia Journalist categories, respectively.

Savannah Meade won third place in Best Special Event Story and Tyler Lamb won sixth in Best Press Photography.
Sidelines won fifth in Best Newspaper and eighth in Best College Website. The conference is being held at the University of Southern Mississippi.

A highlight of SEJC’s meeting is the on-site competition. In the on-site competition, Nathan Vaughan placed second in Sports Writing and Megan Cole placed second in TV News Reporting.  As a team. MTSU placed 5 in the On-Site Journalism Championship.

Categories: News, Students

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