Tyler Junior College

Communications students awarded at conference

Published Tuesday, 16th October 2012

Communications students and staff members of The Apache Pow Wow, the award-winning student newspaper of Tyler Junior College win big at TCCJA.

Communications students and staff members of The Apache Pow Wow, the award-winning student newspaper of Tyler Junior College, walked away with 16 awards during the annual Texas Community College Journalism Association conference Friday, Oct. 12, in Dallas.

The students also took first, second and third places in the new TV News Writing on-site competition category and second place in the Radio News Writing category.

"I am proud of my students who showed that TJC is preparing them with the tools to succeed in a changing news business," said Laura Krantz, TJC journalism department chair and faculty adviser to The Apache Pow Wow. "These students are the future of journalism, and it was exciting to see them use their talents to compete with schools from across the state."

The students placed in an array of TCCJA categories for previously published work in Division I. Awards the Pow Wow staff received for previously published work from TCCJA were:
First Place, Sports Action Photo, Adam Peterson
First Place, Sports Photo, Adam Peterson
First Place, Layout and Design, Joshua Mumphrey
First Place, Advertising, Joshua Mumphrey;
First Place, Feature Photo, Adam Peterson

Second Place, Sports Photo, Adam Peterson

Second Place, In-Depth Investigative Reporting, Taylor Griffin
Third Place, General Excellence, Pow Wow staff
Third Place, Headlines, Pow Wow staff
Third Place, Picture Page/Panel, Adam Peterson
Third Place, Website, Pow Wow staff
Honorable Mention, General Column, Adam Peterson

The students also placed in the on-site contest for TCCJA:

First Place, TV News Writing, Ashleigh Brents
Second Place, TV News Writing, Brandon Frisby
Third Place, TV News Writing, Brandon Noble
Second Place, Radio News Writing, Jonathan Barker

The Texas Community College Journalism Association (TCCJA) consists of member public and private community colleges in Texas that teach journalism or have existing or planned student publications. Fourteen schools and more than 120 students attended the conference.

Author
Laura Jett Krantz

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