February 21, 2018  

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Southern Miss Broadcast Journalism Students Win Awards at AP Competition

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University of Southern Mississippi broadcast journalism students took home the lion’s share of awards at the latest Associated Press college competition in a variety of categories among the TV and Radio divisions.

In the College Radio Division, Southern Miss students swept two entire categories, including Best News Story and Best Sportscast.

Winners in the following categories included:

College TV

Best Feature – Tyler Hill, second place for the feature “Unlikely Vendor”

Best News Story – Emily DeVoe, first place (Rowan Precinct story)

Best Newscast – Emily DeVoe, Ryan Jones, Nikki Collins, William Crosby, Tyler Gibson, third place for Hub City TV

Best Sportscast/Story – Chloe Rouse, first place (soccer safety story); Emily DeVoe, second place (ACL)

Best Website – Emily DeVoe, second place
Best Documentary - Emily DeVoe, first place (Hattiesburg mayoral election story)

Best Reporter – Emily DeVoe, first place and $250 scholarship (Rowan Precinct story)

College Radio

Best Feature – Emily DeVoe, first place (Neighborhood Watch story); Sarah Rogers, second place (Ogletree House Reconstruction story)

Best News Story – Staff, first place; Sarah Rogers, second place (Ogletree House Reconstruction); Kristy Shelley, third place (USM ROTC)

Best Newscast – Southern Miss Today, second place

Best Sportscast – Andrew Higginbottom/Charlotte McLoughlin, first place; Nick Andrews, second place (crossfit story); Nick Andrews, third place (Ole Miss soccer)

For information about the broadcast journalism program at Southern Miss, visit http://www.usm.edu/school-of-journalism-and-media-studies/broadcast-journalism.