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Students receive awards in journalism, broadcasting competitions

Several WKU student journalists and broadcasters received awards in the Society of Professional Journalists’ Region 5 Mark of Excellence Awards competition and the 2012 Kentucky Associated Press Broadcasters awards.

The following SPJ Region 5 (Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois) awards were presented at the spring conference April 13-14 in Indianapolis:

  • Photo Illustration-4 Year College/University: Jerry Englehart Jr. of Ormand Beach, Fla., College Heights Herald, first place.
  • Feature Writing-4 Year College/University: Emily Patton of Nebo, College Heights Herald, first place.
  • General News Reporting-4 Year College/University: Jonathan Lintner of Louisville, College Heights Herald, first place.
  • Sports Writing-4 Year College/University: Cole Claybourn of Evansville, Ind., College Heights Herald, second place.
  • Radio News Reporting: Joseph Mathis of Danville, WWHR, second place.
  • Best All-Around Television Newscast: WKU NewsChannel 12, third place.
  • Television Feature Reporting: Tommy Parker of Glen Ellyn, Ill., NewsChannel 12, first place.
  • Television In-Depth Reporting: Jacqui Powell of Elizabethtown, NewsChannel 12, second place.
  • Television General News Reporting: Tommy Parker of Glen Ellyn, Ill., NewsChannel 12, first place.
  • Television Breaking News Reporting: Jeremy Brown of Chandler, Ind., NewsChannel 12, second place.
  • Television Sports Photography: Andrew Bennett of Franklin, Tenn., Extra Point, first place.
  • Television Sports Photography: Zack Ryle of Burlington, Extra Point, first place; Alix Casper-Peak of Louisville, Extra Point, second place.

The following Kentucky Associated Press Broadcasters awards were presented April 14 in Louisville:

  • Best College TV Hard News Feature: Jacqui Powell of Elizabethtown, first place and honorable mention; Trent Brock of Fort Campbell, honorable mention.
  • Best College TV Soft News Feature: Tommy Parker of Glen Ellyn, Ill., first place and honorable mention; Zack Ryle of Burlington, honorable mention.
  • Best College TV Sports Feature: Jeremy Brown of Chandler, Ind., first place; Alix Casper-Peak of Louisville, honorable mention.

Contact: School of Journalism & Broadcasting, (270) 745-4144.

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