Radionian receives 22 awards

Written By: Cassidi Bush, Radionian news editor
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Date Submitted: 2011-04-18 09:31:59

  Jones County Junior College's student newspaper, the Radionian, received 22 awards at the Better Newspaper Contest held during the annual O. C. McDavid Journalism Conference in Jackson.
  The Radionian also received the top award, Overall Excellence, for the fifth year in a row. The Radionian was in competition with other community college newspapers from across the state.
    In the General News Story division, JCJC student Amanda Ward received first place while Laurel resident and News Editor Cassidi Bush won third.  Racking up both first and second place in Sports News Story was Anna Marie Smith.  The Sports Feature Category yielded two winners from the staff; first place went to former Sports Editor Koby Easterling of Hattiesburg, and Sports Editor Leland Yarnell of Laurel won third place.  Feature Editor Brittany Burge of Hattiesburg received second place in the General Interest Column category.  Sophomore Simbree Touchstone of Laurel won first place for her political cartoon.  In Spot News/Investigative Package, Jennifer Holifield of Ellisville, Ashton Pittman of Hattiesburg and Erin Lowrey of Hattiesburg won first place, and freshman Tiffany Odom of Richton received second.  Ashton Pittman received first place for his Editorials.
   Photographers also participated in the contest and excelled.  First place in General News Photo went to sophomore Sara Beth Hinton.  Andrew Harper  won third place in Sports Photo. Graduate Gabby Mooney  received second place in Feature Photo, and Photography Editor Thomas Roney of Ellisville acquired third place.
   Freshman Tyler Cook of Laurel received first place in Single Advertisement. The Radionian also won third place in Miscellaneous Advertisement, and both second and third place in Graphic.  In addition, the paper received first place in Design and second place in Front Page.
   The Radionian is currently accepting applications for next year's staff. Interested students should contact advisor Kelly Atwood at


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