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Belmont Vision Brings Home Awards from Southeast Journalism Conference

Belmont Vision staff members hold their awards at the Southeast Journalism Conference

Belmont Vision staff members hold their awards at the Southeast Journalism ConferenceMembers of the Belmont Vision staff recently traveled to the University of Mississippi to compete in the Southeast Journalism Conference, bringing home many awards as souvenirs. The student-led news organization beat 29 universities from seven states by winning Best College Website of the year. Additionally, the team received second place in the Best Overall News Team category and ranked third for the Best College Video News Program for the weekly video sports production Bruin Blitz. Members of the staff were also awarded individually:

Kelby Bibler – sixth, news writer

Rebecca Arnold – second, arts and entertainment writer

Taylor Andrews – sixth, feature writer

Samuel Cowan – fourth, sports writer

Kat Miller – fourth, magazine writer

Riley Wallace – fifth, special events reporter

Lexi Brunk – fourth, TV news feature reporter

The conference also involved an onsite competition where staff members competed in 10 categories including copy editing, news writing and photography. “The onsite competition is about deadline writing and precision,” said Vision Faculty Adviser Dorren Robinson. “That’s probably a more accurate predictor of how students will do in the work world.” Individual onsite awards included:

Riley Wallace – second, current events

Zach Gilchriest – third, feature writing

Sara Scannell – second, arts and entertainment writing

Hunter Morgan – third, sports photography

Melissa Kriz – first, copy editing

Rebecca Arnold – first, media ethics/history

To learn more about the Belmont Vision and to see its award-winning website, click here.