The Forum, UALRâ€™s student newspaper, took away 22 awards, including third place in the Newspaper General Excellence category, at the Arkansas College Media Associationâ€™s 2012 Conference hosted by UALR on Friday, April 20. A number of SMC students are Forum staff members.
In other general excellence categories, News Editor Ricky Harris was named Designer of the Year; Cameron Moix, assistant news editor, took second for Reporter of the Year; Matt Johnson, sports editor, won second for Photographer of the Year; and Jennifer Ellis, executive editor, won third for Editor of the Year.
Ellis also took two first-place awards in the newspaper categories Meeting and Speech Coverage for â€śStudent government closes meeting despite protestâ€ť and News Photo for â€śPolice looking for clues in death of slain student.â€ť
The Forum Focus, the student newspaperâ€™s first-ever special edition magazine, also took home several awards including first place for Magazine Contents Page Design. Features Editor Melissa Ibbotson won first place in Magazine Non-Fiction Writing for her story â€śFilming for a cause.â€ť The Forum Focus swept the Magazine Photography category, with McNiel placing first and third, and Ellis taking second. The Forum adviser, pictured with the group, is Professor Sonny Rhodes.
Source: The Forum