LSU Student News Outlets Showed Strong at Associated Press Awards
April 10, 2019
Baton Rouge, LA – LSU’s student media outlets The Reveille and Tiger TV, along with the LSU Manship School News Service won 17 total awards—including 10 first place awards and two best in show awards—in the 2018 Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors (APME) college contest in Jackson, Mississippi. Tiger TV won first place for best sportscast or sports program, while The Daily Reveille won first place for both best website and best layout and design.
The Reveille and the LSU Manship School News Service together earned a total of four first place awards. The Manship School’s students were also recognized with two best in show awards, more than any other university. Tiger TV brought home four first-place awards.
These awards come on the heels of the Society of Professional Journalists Region 12 Awards where students from LSU’s Manship School took home 17 awards, more than any other school in the region.
The Manship School proudly recognizes the following Tiger TV, The Reveille and LSU Manship School News Service student journalists who won APME awards:
Best in Show:
- Kennedi Walker
- Britt Lofaso
- First place:
- Trey Couvillion, in the Feature Story category for Tiger TV story, “Memorial Tower Renovations.”
- Matt Houston, in the News Story category for Tiger TV story, “Gruver Family Legislature.”
- Zois Manaris and Reggie Chatman, in the Sportscast or Sports Program category.
- Second place:
- Bon Wells, in the Feature Story category for Tiger TV story, “Healing Art.”
- Dylan Alvarez, in the Sports Story category for “Student Athletes and Mental Health.”
- Kara St. Cyr and Lily Fontenot in the Newscast category.
- First place:
- Ha-Vy Nguyen, in the Layout & Design category for work in The Reveille, in the General Excellence-Newspaper category.
- Brandon Adam, in the Sports Enterprise category for his The Reveille story, “’He’s Freakish’: Auburn Native Avery Atkins Finds Unexpected Home at LSU as Kickoff Specialist.”
- Hailey Auglair, in the Enterprise/Investigative category for The Reveille story, “LSU Phi Delta Theta had Long History of Hazing Prior to Max Gruver’s Death.”
- Dylan Alvarez, Brennen Normand and Jace Mallory, in the Sports Enterprise category for their LSU Manship School News Service story, “Mind and Body: How do Louisiana Colleges Help Athletes Maintain their Mental Health?”
- Second place:
- Brandon Adam, from The Reveille, in the category Sports Breaking News for “Forever 44: LSU Basketball Continues to Remember Teammate Wayde Sims.”
- Britt Lofaso and Kennedi Walker, in the Enterprise/Investigative category for The Reveille story, which also circulated state-wide via the LSU Manship School News Service, “Forty-One Pedestrians Hit at LSU in Last Five Years.”
- Whitney Williston, in the Sports Photo category for The Reveille photo gallery, “Gymnastics Superfinals Super Six.”
College Digital – All:
- First place:
- The Daily Reveille, in the Website category.
- Claes Olsson, in the Video category for Tiger TV story, “LSU Auto Enthusiasts.”
- Kennedi Walker and Britt Lofaso, in the Multimedia Package category for Tiger TV story, “41 Pedestrians Hit on LSU’s Campus.”
The Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors college contest showcases journalistic excellence at collegiate media outlets across Louisiana and Mississippi.
The Reveille has served the LSU community for 130 years. Covering breaking news, sports, entertainment, food and more, The Reveille has a history of winning top honors.
Tiger TV has been producing broadcast news for the Baton Rouge and LSU community since 1987 and has earned numerous awards for its coverage of breaking news, sports and entertainment.
The LSU Manship School News Service produces investigative and political news content for 50 regional and statewide publications. The service provides news from the Manship School Statehouse Bureau, the LSU Cold Case project to bring closure to unsolved Civil Rights-era homicides and the Trading Away Justice reporting project on plea-bargaining disparities, among other investigations and news features.
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LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication ranks among the top schools of mass communication and journalism in the country, with its robust emphasis on media and public affairs. It offers undergraduate degrees in public relations, journalism, political communication, digital advertising and pre-law; and four graduate degree programs: Ph.D. in media and public affairs, master of mass communication, dual MMC/law degree and a graduate certificate in strategic communication. Its public relations, digital advertising and student media teams frequently earn national recognition, including the national championship in the 2018 national Bateman Case Study Competition of the Public Relations Student Society of America.