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Louisiana/Mississippi Associated Press Media Honors Loyola Student Journalists

By Loyola University on Tue, 04/21/2020 - 17:58

(New Orleans - April 21, 2020) Loyola University New Orleans student journalists took home a round of awards this weekend in the Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors competition to honor the best in professional and college journalism in 2019. Loyola’s student-run newspaper competed against similar newspapers from larger universities.

“Again and again, Loyola University New Orleans student journalists go up against the best of their peers in these competitions and come out on top,” said Sonya Duhé, director of the School of Communication and Design. “I could not be more proud of our students, who work so hard and represent the best in student journalism.”

“As a Jesuit institution, we teach our students to pursue excellence in all endeavors, and the seemingly never-ending list of awards accumulated by our students shows that they take that message seriously and we are doing something right,” said Michael Giusti, chair of Loyola’s journalism department." 

The two-state competition, which received more than 1,200 entries, is sponsored by the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University. The AP is a not-for-profit news cooperative representing thousands of U.S. media organizations. A complete list of winners can be found here.

The Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Media Editors honored students with the following awards:

Best of Show:

- Michael Bauer, Loyola University-The Maroon

General Excellence:

- Second: Erin Snodgrass, Loyola University-The Maroon

Best Website:

- Second, Erin Snodgrass, Loyola University-The Maroon

Features Photo:

-First: Michael Bauer, Loyola University-The Maroon, “Festival Takes City by Storm”

-Second: Andres Fuentes, Loyola University-The Maroon, “Olé, Olé, Olé: NOLA Bulls Run Wild in the Warehouse District”

Digital Video:

- First, Tess Rowland, Loyola University-The Maroon, “Breathing Easy: Bike Rider Receives Second Chance at Life”

- Third, Lily Cummings, Loyola University-The Maroon, “One Dead in Hard Rock Hotel Collapse”

Multimedia Package -

First, Andres Fuentes, Loyola University-The Maroon, “Faith Leaders Support Hard Rock Hotel Collapse Victims”

Multimedia Journalist:

- First, Jillian Oddo and Andres Fuentes, Loyola University-The Maroon, “Hard Rock Cranes Demolished, Recovery Top Priority”

Feature story:

-Third, Emma Ruby, Loyola University-The Maroon, “Students Explore Faith, New Religious Perspectives”

Breaking News:

Third: Rose Wagner, Loyola University-The Maroon, “College Democrats Pushed to Uninvite Pro-Abortion Rights Speaker”


In other good news: this weekend, a Loyola student journalist also won an award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association:

Best Video News Package:

- Tyler Wann, "Rex Mansion Catches Fire," The Maroon, Loyola University New Orleans, New Orleans, LA