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Belmont Places Second in Journalism Competition

Top left to right are Autumn Allison, Nick Yacovazzi, Will Hadden, Heather Thompson and Courtney Martinez.

Top left to right are Autumn Allison, Nick Yacovazzi, Will Hadden, Heather Thompson and Courtney Martinez.

Belmont University placed second in the onsite competition at the Southeastern Journalism Conference, held this year in Lafayette, La. Media studies department head Thom Storey and student publications adviser Dorren Robinson traveled with nine students to the conference to attend workshops and compete.

The following students placed in the onsite competitions:

  • Nick Yacovazzi, second place for entertainment writing
  • Heather Thompson, second place for copy editing
  • Courtney Martinez, third place for current events
  • autumn Allison, third place for sports photography
  • Will Hadden, third place for news writing

In addition to the onsite competition, the Best of the South awards were handed out for work published over the past year. Belmont received three awards:

  • Autumn Alison, second place multimedia journalist
  • Katie Greene, seventh place, best sports writer
  • Laura Hostelley, eighth place, best arts and entertainment writer​

Nearly 300 college journalists and faculty attended the three-day event Feb. 20-22 at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. The Southeast Journalism Conference includes more than 40 public and private colleges and universities from a seven-state region. Belmont’s journalism program has been a member since 1986.

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