Curet wins Society of Professional Journalists National Mark of Excellence Award; LaCaze named national finalist

The Society of Professional Journalists has, once again, recognized the work of Manship School students at Tiger TV as some of the best collegiate journalism of the past year.

Taylor Curet, a 2016 Manship School graduate, won the SPJ’s 2016 National Mark of Excellence Award for Television Sports Reporting. You can view Curet’s winning entry, Beckwith with his horses, here. Curet was also named a 2016 national finalist in the Television Sports Photography category for the same piece. In 2015, Curet was a National Mark of Excellence Awards finalist in the Television News and Feature Photography category.  

Raina LaCaze was a National Mark of Excellence Finalist in the Television News and Feature Photography category for Livestock Show. LaCaze graduated in May 2016.

Rose Velazquez, who also graduated in May, was part of a trio of News21 fellows who were National MOE finalists for Online In-Depth Reporting for School takeovers leave parents without a voice in education

National Mark of Excellence Award winners are chosen from the category winners in each of SPJ’s 12 regions, and the awards are judged by journalism professionals with at least three years of experience. Judges were directed to choose only those entries they considered outstanding work worthy of a national honor.  

The Manship School competes in Region 12 against universities in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. Curet was the Region 12 winner in the Television Sports Photography category and the Television Sports Reporting category, and a finalist in the Television Feature Reporting category. LaCaza was the Region 12 winner in the Television News and Feature Photography Category. The full list of Manship School Region 12 Mark of Excellence Award honorees include:

Best Student Magazine
Finalist: Legacy  

 

Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper
Finalist: The Daily Reveille  

 

Feature Writing (Large) 10,000+ Students
Winner: Sarah Gamard for Vast majority of LSUPD rape reports since 2010 fall on gamedays, gameday weekends

 

Sports Writing (Large)
Finalist: Josh Thornton for Okeke adjusts to cultural differences, battles for a starting spot

 

Television General News Reporting
Finalist: Hunter Lovell for Louisiana Homeowners Rebuild after Flood

 

Television News and Feature Photography
Winner: Raina LaCaze for Livestock Show

 

Television Sports Photography
Winner: Taylor Curet for Beckwith and his Horses

 

Television Sports Reporting
Winner: Taylor Curet , Beckwith and his Horses
Finalist: Hunter Lovell for Football and Hair