Students excel at state journalism conference

Dec 14, 2012 by

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.

“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; and 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; and Second Place, Radio News Writing, Jonathan Barker.

The Texas Community College Journalism Association members consist 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.


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Elise Mullinix is Tyler Junior College's Editorial Manager. She can be reached at 903-510-2370 or at emul2@tjc.edu.