Student Publications take home awards, knowledge from conference

Caty, Meghan, Nick B., Lincoln and I just got back from the National College Media Convention in Louisville, Ky., and it was incredible. We went to so many different sessions and learned useful information to take back to the newsroom.

A few bits of information from sessions:

  • Don’t go to graduate school right after undergraduate school. Various recruiters and speakers said that unless you know exactly what you want to do with your master’s, don’t rush into it. They also advised against doing a master’s degree in the same major as your bachelor’s degree (for example, a master’s in journalism when you majored in journalism as an undergraduate.) Instead, they said one should get a master’s degree that is more specialized, such as investigative reporting or foreign correspondence.
  • Recruiters from Associated Press and other news agencies said five to seven clips of your work is enough to apply for an internship.
  • Lynn Hoppes of ESPN.com said in order to be a successful blogger, one should find a niche that one is good at, that no one else blogs about. He said a blog should be specific, like covering the building of new stadiums and arenas.

College Media Advisers/Associated Collegiate Press awards:

The Baylor Lariat

First Place | Special Section |Four year college

The Lariat’s special section about Generation Y won FIRST PLACE at the ACP awards on Sunday at last week’s College Media Advisers/Associated Collegiate Press convention in Louisville, Ky.

CMA’s Best of Collegiate Design winners:

The Baylor Lariat

Fifth Place | Photo Page/Spread  | Nick Dean, “Baylor Nation”

Round Up yearbook

Third Place, Sports Spread — Rachel Moorman, “Strength in 3’s”

Fifth Place, Yearbook Cover — Ryan Brinson, “It Began Here”

Sixth Place (Honorable Mention), Student Life Spread — Ryan Brinson, “End of a Decade”

Sixth Place (Honorable Mention), Individuals Spread — Ryan Brinson, “Larger than Life”

Way to go Baylor student publications!

To see all of the Best of Collegiate Design awards for 2010 visit the CMA website.

We also got to explore Louisville a bit. We went to the Louisville Slugger Museum, walked around Fourth Street Live and took a walk near the Ohio River. Louisville is such a beautiful city.

– Olga Ball

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