The 2021 Southeastern Journalism Conference was a moment of victory and success for The Belmont Vision this weekend. The award-winning college news team brought home eight awards, including six individual awards this year.
Dorren Robinson, Belmont instructor of media studies, attributed this success to the rigorous journalistic training offered at Belmont. “I think our students get the training that they need to go out into the world and be successful journalists, and I think SEJC is proof of that,” she said.
The award ceremony, which was held over Zoom due to COVID-19, featured 39 schools in the southeastern region of the country. Each award was given based on the content published on the Vision site from November 2019 to November 2020.
The team’s Editor-in-Chief Justin Wagner placed in three categories and won fourth place for College Journalist of the Year. Additionally, he won fifth place for Best News Writer and third place for Best Opinion Writer.
Other awards included Managing Editor Kendall Crawford who won first place for Special Event Reporter/Editor and third place for Best Feature Writer and junior Abigail Bowen who won seventh in Best TV Journalist.
The University as a whole placed fourth in Best Video News Program and sixth place for Best College Website. Read more of The Vision’s award-winning content through their website.