Journalists bring home awards from regional conference
Louisiana Tech’s student-run newspaper, The Tech Talk, along with its staff, received multiple accolades from the Southeast Journalism Conference, held recently at the University of Tennessee-Martin. SEJC, an eight-state regional group, provides two opportunities to enter competition: the Best of the South Competition, where students and school publications submit work prior to the competition, and the on-site competition, which took place in Martin, Tenn. In the Best of the South categories, The Tech Talk ranked 6th in Best Student Newspaper, and members of its staff received the following awards:
- Dacia Idom, a senior photography major, 2nd place, Best Multimedia Journalist; and
- Kelly Belton, a senior journalism major, 3rd place, Best Newspaper Layout Designer;
- Amie Rolland, a senior journalism major, 3rd place, Best College Audio News, for her work with Shreveport’s KDAQ 89.9.
- Jessica Wethington, a 2011 graduate, 5th place, Best Press Photographer;