The Belmont Vision continued its success this year with five awards earned at the 2015 Tennessee Associated Press College Journalism Awards held Saturday at the First Amendment Center in Nashville.
The Tennessee AP Broadcasters and Media Editors recognized BelmontVision.com as the Best College Website and its sport broadcast “Bruin Blitz” as the Best Online Sports Coverage/Program.
“The Vision staff really came together as a team this year. And that’s evident in the breadth of awards earned in the Tennessee competition. To be ranked with and above most of the large journalism programs in the state is quite an accomplishment. And there’s a solid foundation in place for continued success in 2016,” said Thom Storey, media studies department chair.
Reporters Sam Denlinger and Gracie Helms received first place in the Best Online Investigative/In-Depth Reporting category for their piece “Breaking Belmont,” which examined campus accessibility to buildings after hours. Editor Courtney Martinez placed second in the Best Online Sports Reporting category for her piece “Belmont Ties Kickstart Nashville FC.” Reporter Ally Willis received third place in Best Specialized/Topic Reporting for her article “Exponent Manor,” an inside look at the house show scene in Nashville.
The Vision competed against journalism programs from across the state including Middle Tennessee State University, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, University of Tennessee at Martin, Trevecca Nazarene University, Vanderbilt University, Lipscomb University and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.