Belmont journalism students found great success at the annual Southeast Journalism Conference in Atlanta last weekend, Feb. 27-28.
In the onsite competition where students compete in live events by reporting, writing, shooting pictures and taking tests, Belmont placed second overall and six students placed individually:
Rebecca Arnold, placed first in Copy Editing
Courtney Martinez, placed first in Current Events
Nick Yacovazzi, placed first in Arts and Entertainment Writing
Kirk Bado, placed first in Media Ethics
Riley Wallac, placed third in Opinion/Editorial Writing
Sam Cowan, honorable mention in Sports Writing.
The Belmont Vision competed with more than 40 universities from a seven-state region in the Best of the South competition, in which the students submitted articles and videos published in 2014. The online newspaper won Best College Website and the University had its best-ever showing, bringing home eight awards:
The Vision, placed first as Best College Website
Emily Proud, placed first as Best Feature Writer and seventh as Best TV Journalist
Nick Yacovazzi, placed third in Best Arts and Entertainment Writing
Lauren Craddock, placed seventh in Best Magazine Writing
Andrew Hunt, placed eighth as Best Press Photographer
Katie Greene, placed 10th in Best Opinion/Editorial Writing
Grayson Hester, tied for sixth in Best Special Events Reporting