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Loyola hosts, sponsors 31st annual Tom Bell Silver Scribe Competition

Loyola press release - March 27, 2007

New Orleans)— The 31st annual Tom Bell Silver Scribe Competition for local high school journalists was held Saturday, March 24, 2007 in the School of Mass Communication at Loyola University New Orleans. Eight New Orleans area high schools and more than 40 high school students participated in the daylong event.

The annual competition is co-sponsored by the Press Club of New Orleans and Loyola’s School of Mass Communication. The event is named after its founder, the late Tom Bell, a longtime Loyola journalism professor and a former Press Club president. Faculty of the School of Mass Communication organize the annual competition. Winners were judged by professional journalists and Loyola faculty and students.

The Press Club of New Orleans is comprised of journalists, journalism educators, and public relations professionals dedicated to improving the professional skills of people in the industry. The School of Mass Communication is committed to educating highly competent media professionals who exemplify the finest qualities of a liberal arts education in the Jesuit tradition. Many students choose to attend Loyola because of the reputation of the School of Mass Communication.

Loyola University New Orleans is a Jesuit-Catholic institution with a total student enrollment of 4,724 including 800 law students.