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UCHS’ student newspaper captures honors at MSU

UCHS’ student newspaper captures honors at MSU

Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 1:25 pm

The Messenger 10.25.11

Union City High School’s newspaper won several honorable mentions in the recent student newspaper competition at Murray (Ky.) State University.
The Tornado captured four individual honors — including honorable mention for best feature for Madison Baldwin and Sami Mobley; honorable mention for best sports feature for Cat Hicks; and honorable mention for best sports section and best school life section for the student staff.
More than 190 high school media advisors and their students participated in the annual workshop conducted by Murray State’s Department of Journalism and Mass Communications (JMC).
Schools represented were Union City High School, Fulton County (Ky.) High School, Ballard (Ky.) Memorial High School, Paducah (Ky.) Tilghman High School, Murray High School, Hopkinsville (Ky.) High School, Fort Campbell (Ky.) High School, Union County (Ky.) High School and Calloway County (Ky.) High School.
The workshop had three sessions with a total of 21 programs. Topics included sports reporting, feature and magazine writing, careers in mass communications, yearbooks, citizen journalism and social media, advertising sales, producing programs for television, from online to court, mining story ideas, yearbook design, interviewing, advertising design, photojournalism, resources for scholastic media, newspaper design, video yearbooks and finding sources and story ideas online.
JMC faculty/staff who conducted the programs were Dr. Allen White, Dr. Bob McGaughey, Dr. Bob Lochte, Dr. Ann Landini, Dr. Bellarmine Ezumah, Gill Welsch, Jeremy McKeel, Bob Valentine, Dr. Kevin Qualls, Joe Hedges, Robin Orvino, Gross Magee, Leigh Wright and Elizabeth Thomas.
Also assisting with programs were David Greer of the Kentucky Press Association and Angela St. Clair of Herff Jones.
The Tilghman Bell and The Laker Review from Calloway County swept the awards in the student newspaper competition. The Bell staffers won 16 awards, while The Laker Review staffers captured 13 awards.
In the student video competition, Murray High School won 10 of the awards, while Ballard Memorial High School took three.
Crittenden County High School’s The Rockett was judged the best overall yearbook.
Next year’s high school media workshop is tentatively scheduled for Sept. 28, 2012, on the Murray State campus.

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