The following is a news release from Jones County Junior College:
County Junior College's student newspaper, the Radionian, won 28 awards
March 28 at the O.C. McDavid/Mississippi Press Association Education
Foundation's Better Newspaper Contest. Out of 16 entry categories, the
Jones newspaper won 10 first place awards as well as General Excellence
(top community college newspaper in the state).
included General News Story: Nikki Smith, first place; and Tiffany
Odom, honorable mention; Sports News Story: Zac Chamblee, second place;
Brad Crowe, third place; and Josh Beasley, honorable mention; Sports
Column: Zac Chamblee, third place; Sports Feature: Josh Beasley, first
place; and Zac Chamblee, honorable mention.
the Feature Story category, Amanda DeCosta won first place and Michael
Dean won second place. In the Cartoon category, Nicole Ainsworth won
third place. In Editorials, Erin Howell and Seth Houston won first
place. In Investigative Package, Nikki Smith and Ryan Phillips received
first place; the Radionian received third place for a package of
stories on the presidential election; and Kristian Griffith-Bansbach,
Cheryl Stringer and Katherine Parker received honorable mention for a
package of stories on the mock election.
photos: General News Photo: Sam Bass won first place and third place;
Ryan Phillips won second place and Erica English received an honorable
mention; Sports Photo: Zac Chamblee won third place and Ryan Phillips
won honorable mention.
The Radionian received
first place in the following categories: Design, Front page, Graphic,
and Miscellaneous ad. In addition, the Radionian's weekly online
newspaper, www.bobcatpress.com, was judged against universities in the Website category and received third place.
Radionian currently has a staff of 20 students mostly majoring in
broadcasting, journalism, communications, public relations, photography
and graphic design, but good writers from any major are welcome to join
the staff. For more information, contact advisor Kelly Atwood at Kelly.firstname.lastname@example.org.
The JCJC Radionian staff holds their 28 awards received at the Better
Newspaper Contest which was held March 28. They are, left to right,
front row, Sam Bass of Laurel, Kirstie Lowery of Ellisville, Chaning
Green of Laurel, Erin Howell of Laurel, Acie Smith of Laurel, Nikki
Smith of Richton, Zac Chamblee of Laurel; second row, Mykeyla Crawford
of Ellisville, Brekae Robinson of Moselle, Katherine Parker of
Ellisville, Katie Quinnelly of Laurel, Robyn Craft of Laurel, Heather
Allen of Collins; Josh Beasley of Waynesboro, Brad Crowe of Waynesboro,
Jay Riley of Hattiesburg, Trey Howard of Waynesboro, and Cheryl Stringer