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Students Win Big At Arkansas College Media Association Conference


JONESBORO – Students from Arkansas State University brought home numerous awards in newspaper and television from the annual Arkansas College Media Association conference last weekend in Bentonville on the campus of Northwest Arkansas Community College.

The categories for awards include general excellence, magazine, newspaper, online, radio, television and yearbook. Larz Roberts and Dr. Ron Sitton, instructors in multimedia journalism, accompanied the students to the conference.

“The award-winning Department of Media students show that the accredited journalism program at A-State is properly educating students to successfully have a variety of careers in media,” said Sandra Combs, associate professor of multimedia journalism and adviser to The Herald, A-State’s student newspaper. “Journalism is a practice and our students are getting good practice here. We are proud of our media students."

The ACMA provides an annual media contest to showcase the journalistic excellence of students representing Arkansas colleges and universities.

A-State winners include:

Art/Illustration— Honorable Mention: Neil Williams, “Is the pigskin really the cash cow?”
Editorial Writing — First Place: Emma Williams, “A Letter from the Editor.”
Election/Political — First Place: Emma Williams, “President Trump.”
Feature Page Layout — First Place: Neil Williams, “95 Years of The Herald.”
Feature Writing — Second Place: Arnelle Jones, “Stand With Us.”
General Column — Second Place: Distini Lattimore, “Social Media Usage and Mental Health Issues.”
Headlines — First Place: Emma Williams, Jorge Quiquivix, “Is the pigskin really the cash cow?”
Newswriting — Third Place: Emma Williams, “A-State students’ film project triggers campus lockdown;” Honorable Mention: Alex Smith, “Athletics At Any Cost.”

Breaking News — First Place: Jacqueline Alexander, “Housing Impact.”
Feature — First Place: Destiny Quinn, “The Power of a Wish”; Second Place, Kirstin May, “Blacksmith.”
News Reporting — First Place: Jacqueline Alexander, “Car Break-ins”; Third Place: Kirstin May, Austin Hyslip, Danielle Spence, Destiny Quinn, Jorge Quiquivix and Jelisa Benton, “ASU-TV News”; Honorable Mention: Austin Hyslip, “College Students Color.”

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