Tyler Junior College journalism students brought home 42 awards in various forms of media during the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association annual conference held March 30-April 1 in Dallas.
The Texas Intercollegiate Press Association is the oldest collegiate media organization in the country. It consists of 77 public and private two-year colleges and four-year universities in Texas that teach journalism or have existing or planned student publications.
The annual awards honor excellence in student media. Forty-five schools and more than 519 delegates attended the annual conference in Dallas.
TJC students won first and second place for In-Depth Reporting, as well as first place for Public Affairs Programming for election-night coverage. Students placed in newspaper, online, radio and television categories, demonstrating the multi-media training they receive at TJC.
Additionally, student editor Marshall Cearfoss won a Mike Warms scholarship from TIPA.
“I am proud of my students who showed that TJC is preparing them with the tools to succeed in an ever-changing news business,” said Laura Krantz, TJC department chair of Communications & Student Media and outgoing TIPA president.
“I am particularly proud that our students compete head-to-head against some of the largest universities in the state, including private schools.”
Awards the students received for previously submitted work were:
Newspaper: Division 4
First Place, General Column, Rebecca Najera
First Place, In-Depth Reporting, Julia Contarelli
First Place, News Story, Julia Contarelli
First Place, Spanish News Writing, Alejandra Hurtado
Second Place, In-Depth Reporting, Julia Contarelli
Second Place, Photo Illustration, Marshall Cearfoss
Second Place, Single Subject Presentation, Julia Contarelli
Second Place, Sports Feature Story, Benjamin Savallo
Second Place, Sports News Story, Benjamin Savallo
Second Place, Sports Page Design, Benjamin Savallo
Second Place, Special Edition, Staff
Second Place, Overall Excellence
Third Place, Editorial, Staff
Third Place, Feature Story, Haley Schukei
Third Place, Headline Writing, Jesse Drabek
Third Place, Information Graphic, Marshall Cearfoss
Third Place, Spanish News Writing, Haley Huston
Third Place, Sports Feature Photo, Rebecca Najera
Online: Division 2
First Place, Best Breaking News Video, Rob King
First Place, Best Website Navigation, Staff
First Place, Best Use of Data, Julia Contarelli
First Place, Best Use of Mapping, Ben Savallo
First Place, Best Multimedia Package, Haley Huston and Sabrah Shipman
First Place, Best Video Package, Aji Sahko
Second Place, Best Breaking News Video, Haley Huston
Second Place, Best Interactivity, Staff
Second Place, Audio Slideshow, Austin Myles
Third Place, Best Breaking News Package, Julia Contarelli
Honorable Mention, Best Use of Mapping, Julia Contarelli
Radio: Open Division
Second Place, Feature Story, Haley Brewer
Second Place, Production, Isaiah Thornton
Second Place, Spot Commercial/PSA, Karaline Harrell
Television: Open Division
First Place, Public Affairs Program, Rob King
Honorable Mention, Spot Commercial/PSA, Stefany Ostoin
Honorable Mention, Best Newscast, Staff
On-Site Contests: Open Division
Second Place, Live Video News, Rob King
Second Place, Spanish TV Announcing, Alejandra Hurtado
Second Place, Television Advertising, Rebecca Najera
Honorable Mention, Best of Show Division 3, Staff
Honorable Mention, Print Advertising, Marshall Cearfoss
Honorable Mention, Print Sports Story, Ben Savallo
Honorable Mention, TV Announcing, Rob King
For more on the TJC Communications and Student Media Department and its programs, go to www.tjc.edu/journalism.