Troy University journalism students continue to bring home hardware.
The Hall School of Journalism and Communication recently made strong showings at major regional and international conferences, earning awards in a variety of categories.
TROY won the award for Best Television Video News Report at the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System’s international convention, held March 1-3 in New York City.
Meanwhile, Hall School students also excelled at the Southeast Journalism Conference (SEJC) in February, winning or placing in 11 categories.
Members of TrojanVision and the Tropolitan won or placed in eight categories at the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Mark of Excellence Region 3 competition.
“These recent awards won by students in the Hall School of Journalism and Communication represent more evidence of why TROY has one of the best journalism programs in the country,” said Dr. Jeff Spurlock, Director of the Hall School. “Enough words cannot express how happy I am for these students and staff members. These awards also are great recruiting tools for prospective students wanting to major in journalism and communication and wishing to make TROY their home for higher education.”
TROY won or placed in the following awards at the SEJC Best of the South Competition:
Justin Blowers—First Place, Best Radio Hard News Reporter
Lacey Alexander—Second Place, Best Radio Journalist
Scott Shelton—Second Place, Best Newspaper Sports Writer
Olivia Nobles—Second Place, Best Newspaper Arts And Entertainment Writer
Kendall Newton—Second Place, Best Print Advertising Staff Member
Adoria MacHale Hughes—Third Place, Best Television Hard News Reporter
Lauren Harksen—Fourth Place, Best Television Feature Reporter
Chris Wallace—Seventh Place, Best Press Photographer
In the On-Site Competition, Pradyot Sharma won third place in Op/Ed Writing.
Students who won awards at the SPJ competition include:
Zach Henson—First Place, Breaking News Reporting, In-Depth Reporting, Breaking News Photography
Zach Henson and Jessica Gunn—First Place, General News Reporting
Taylor Walding—First Place, Feature Reporting
Abigail Nicholson and Chris Wallace were finalists in the editorial cartoon and feature photography categories, respectively.
Students who attended the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System convention include: Kayla Chandler, Allison Deloach, Cody Giles, Ryon Gibson, Tanner Gorum, Alexis Harvey, Colvin Prince and Ayanna Williams.