by Dr. Elizabeth Clarke

Louisiana College convergence media students took home top awards in two recent competitions — Society of Professional Journalists Diamond Awards and the National Religious Broadcasters intercollegiate competition. While this year’s awards were held virtually, COVID-19 didn’t stop the incredible work produced in 2020 by LC students in journalism and media production.

Society of Professional Journalists Diamond Awards is a regional competition sponsored annually by the Arkansas Pro Chapter and recognizes journalism excellence in Arkansas and the six neighboring states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. The 2021 Diamond Journalism Awards honored work published or broadcast in 2020 and drew a record 393 entries in 75 categories. Members of the Cincinnati Pro Chapter of SPJ served as judges.

LC students took home the two top spots in editorial writing and first in video features, as well.

This is the first year LC students have placed in the 24-hour film challenge.

Photo credit Jerry Clark

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