Samford Students Earn 15 Awards at Southeastern Journalism Conference
• Asia Burns, Best News Writer
• Claire Jaggers, Best Magazine Writer
• Kate Sullivan, Best Print Advertising
• The Local, Best College Magazine
• Sam Chandler, Best Sports Writer
• Kate Sullivan, Best Press Photographer
• Charis Nichols, Best Magazine Layout
• Hannah Diamond, Best TV Journalist
• Hallie Bagley, Best Research Paper
• Caleb Jones, Best Feature
• Samford News Network, Best College Video News Program
• Katherine Mixson, Best News/Editorial Artist.
• Jared Skinner, junior, Jacksonville, Fla., placed sixth in Best Arts and Entertainment.
• Ashton Nix, Best Newspaper Designer
• The Samford Crimson, Best Newspaper
In both 2016 and 2017, Samford students brought home 11 awards,
“We’re extremely proud of the outstanding work that our student journalists do at Samford,” said journalism professor Clay Carey. “The honors are reflective of the dedication and commitment that our students demonstrated to their work, and to our campus community.”
Maryellen Newton is a journalism and mass communication major and a news and feature writer in the Division of Marketing and Communication.
ABOUT SAMFORD UNIVERSITY -- Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 3rd among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,509 students from 45 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.