The Forum, UALR’s student newspaper, took away 22 awards, including third place in the Newspaper General Excellence category, at the Arkansas College Media Association’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 “Student government closes meeting despite protest” and News Photo for “Police looking for clues in death of slain student.”
The Forum Focus, the student newspaper’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 “Filming for a cause.” 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