LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication Student Journalists Nominated for Eight Associated Press Awards
February 28, 2018
Baton Rouge, LA – Students from LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication are nominated for eight prestigious awards in the 2017 Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors College contest.
The Daily Reveille, LSU’s student newspaper, was nominated for six awards – more than any other college newspaper in Louisiana or Mississippi. Tiger TV, the student television station, was nominated for two awards.
In total, twelve college newspapers submitted 143 entries, ten college television stations submitted 115 entries, and five college radio stations submitted 26 entries in the contest, which featured news and sports stories from 2017.
“The Manship School has a long history of excellence in student journalism, and the experiential education we offer allows students to hone their investigative, writing, editing and storytelling skills to ensure their work resonates with audiences on all platforms,” Jerry Ceppos, dean of the Manship School, said. “These award nominations underscore the fact that our students are excelling in the field before they ever walk across the stage with their degree.”
The Manship School has student finalists in eight of 30 award categories:
- Sports Breaking News: Metairie, LA native Brandon Adam, Louisiana State Univ.-The Daily Reveille, "I'm Pretty Dangerous:' LSU's DJ Chark Shines Against Arkansas"
- Sports Enterprise: Houston, TX native Hannah Martin, Louisiana State Univ.-The Daily Reveille, "Coach D-D Breaux Recognized for Impact, Dedication to Gymnastics Program"
- Enterprise/Investigative: Coushatta, LA native Natalie Anderson, Louisiana State Univ.-The Daily Reveille, "LSU Phi Delta Theta Faced Hazing Allegations, Interim Suspension a Year Before Pledge's Death"
- Editorials: Louisiana State Univ.-The Daily Reveille.
- Breaking News: Coushatta, LA native Natalie Anderson and Mandeville, LA native Evan Saacks, Louisiana State Univ.-The Daily Reveille, "LSUPD Investigation Finds Evidence Maxwell Gruver was 'Targeted' During Hazing Event"
- Sports Story: Louisiana State Univ.-TigerTV, "Mighty Michael"
- TV Reporter: Houston, TX native Matt Houston, Louisiana State Univ.-TigerTV
- Website: Louisiana State Univ.-The Daily Reveille
The awards in actual order of finish – first and second places – will be announced at the Louisiana-Mississippi AP Broadcasters and Media Editors College awards banquet, Saturday, April 7, at the World War II Museum in New Orleans. Banquet registration information will be posted to http://discover.ap.org/contests/louisiana-mississippi.
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LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication aims to produce highly competent communicators with broad knowledge and training in the liberal arts and the media. The Manship School ranks among the strongest collegiate communication programs in the country. It offers undergraduate degrees in journalism, political journalism, digital advertising, and public relations, along with four graduate degree programs: master of mass communication, Ph.D. in media and public affairs, certificate of strategic communication, and dual MMC/law degree. The Manship School boasts four distinctive centers and labs:
- The Media Effects Lab, a research and teaching facility dedicated to the exploration of how media consumers emotionally and cognitively process media content and formats.
- The Social Media Analysis and Creation Lab, a tool focused on social media to track, analyze and create content and academic research, featuring cutting-edge moveable t-walls, a touch screen control table, and screen walls.
- The Public Policy Research Lab, a research center dedicated to high quality, state-of-the-art data collection and analytics, with a special emphasis on survey research.
- The Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs, a tool used help solve practical problems and advance good government initiatives.
LSU Manship School of Mass Communication
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803