2013 Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Conference
submitted by: Stephen Green, The Houstonian, Debbie Hatton, SHSU Communication Dept.
SHSU MASS COMMUNICATION STUDENTS WIN BIG AT STATE CONVENTION
KSHU 90.5 The Kat, KSHU Channel 7 News, The Houstonian Compete, Win At TIPA
Students from the Sam Houston State University Mass Communication Department won several awards at the Annual Texas Intercollegiate Press Association State Convention in Fort Worth, Texas.
The group competed in more than 20 on-site competitions where they won the inaugural Director's Trophy, which goes to the school that earns the most on-site competition points. This year's convention was the first to feature such an award.
The students are members of SHSU student media: KSHU 90.5 The Kat, KSHU Channel 7 News, and the Houstonian student newspaper. There were 489 students from 66 colleges and universities competing in the on-site contest. The only TIPA member schools not competing were University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University, Texas A&M - Prairie View and Texas Southern University. Eleven students won an on-site award, which helped SHSU secure the sweepstakes award:
1st Place Sports Writing for Radio - Trent Scott
1st Place Sports Writing for TV - Bryce Leasure
1st Place Radio Advertising - Jacqui Villafranco
2nd Place News Writing for TV - Bryce Leasure
2nd Place Breaking News Video Package - Kessler McLaughlin
2nd Place TV Advertising - Pete Petitti
2nd Place Radio News Anchor - Meagan Herring
2nd Place PR Press Release - Misti Jones
3rd Place Editorial Cartoon - Kassidy Turnpaugh
3rd Place Spanish Radio News Anchor - Jacqui Villafranca
HM (4th Place) - TV News Anchor - Stephen Green
HM (4th Place) - Feature News Photo - Connor Hyde
HM (4th Place) - Print News Writing - Jay Jordan
Stephen Green, editor-in-chief of the Houstonian, was re-elected to his position as student President of the statewide organization. He was elected President by other newspaper editors in 2012, and was elected as Secretary in 2011.
"It's exciting to be able to not only attend TIPA as a student and a competitor, but as a leader that can make the convention that much better," Green said. "I look forward to working with the other officers to get more student involvement and get more schools to convention next year." The student media also submitted their work for Previously Published awards. Among the winners were: KSHU 90.5 the Kat, KSHU Channel 7 news, and The Houstonian.
KSHU 90.5 the Kat is a student-run radio station that broadcasts five genres (classical, jazz, classic rock, college rock, and hip-hop) in HD. KSHU Channel 7 News broadcasts on Suddenlink on Wednesday nights at 5 p.m. The Houstonian is a student-run newspaper that publishes twice per week. Back