LSU Student News Outlets Named Finalists for 17 Associated Press Awards

February 22, 2018

Baton Rouge, LA – LSU’s student media outlets The Reveille and TigerTV, along with the LSU Manship School News Service are finalists for 17 total awards in the 2018 Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors (APME) college contest.

The Reveille and the LSU Manship School News Service together earned a total of nine finalist spots in eight newspaper categories — twice the finalist spots of their next closest competitor. TigerTV earned more college TV finalists than any other university with six finalist spots in five categories. The Reveille is a finalist in the General Excellence category.

“LSU’s student media outlets have a long history of journalistic excellence, and we are proud to continue the tradition of producing leading news content for our audiences,” John Friscia, director of student media at LSU, said.

The Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors college contest showcases journalistic excellence at collegiate media outlets across Louisiana and Mississippi.

The Manship School proudly recognizes the following TigerTV, The Reveille and LSU Manship School News Service student journalists who are finalists for APME awards:

College TV:

  • Trey Couvillion is a finalist in the Feature Story category for TigerTV story, “Memorial Tower Renovations.”
  • Bon Wells is a finalist in the Feature Story category for TigerTV story, “Healing Art.”
  • Dylan Alvarez is a finalist in the Sports Story category for “Student Athletes and Mental Health.”
  • Zois Manaris and Reggie Chatman are finalists in the Sportscast or Sports Program category.
  • Matt Houston is a finalist in the News Story category for TigerTV story, “Gruver Family Legislature.”
  • Kara St. Cyr and Lily Fontenot are finalists in the Newscast category.

College Newspaper:

College Digital – All:

  • The Reveille is a finalist in the Website category.
  • Claes Olsson is a finalist in the Video category for the TigerTV story, “LSU Auto Enthusiasts.”
  • Kennedi Walker and Britt Lofaso are finalists in the Multimedia Package category for the TigerTV story, “41 Pedestrians Hit on LSU’s Campus.”

The Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Media Editors Contest awards presentation will be held Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Two Mississippi Museums in Jackson, Mississippi.

The Reveille has served the LSU community for 130 years. Covering breaking news, sports, entertainment, food and more, The Reveille has a history of winning top honors.

TigerTV has been producing broadcast news for the Baton Rouge and LSU community since 1987 and has earned numerous awards for its coverage of breaking news, sports and entertainment.

The LSU Manship School News Service, produces investigative and political news content for 50 regional and statewide publications. The service provides news from the LSU Manship School Statehouse Bureau, the LSU Cold Case project to bring closure to unsolved Civil Rights-era homicides and the Trading Away Justice reporting project on plea-bargaining disparities, among other investigations and news features.

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LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication ranks among the top schools of mass communication and journalism in the country, with its robust emphasis on media and public affairs. It offers undergraduate degrees in public relations, journalism, political communication, digital advertising and pre-law; and four graduate degree programs: Ph.D. in media and public affairs, master of mass communication, dual MMC/law degree and a graduate certificate in strategic communication. Its public relations, digital advertising and student media teams frequently earn national recognition, including the national championship in the 2018 national Bateman Case Study Competition of the Public Relations Student Society of America.