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Students Win Five Tennessee AP Awards

The University of Tennessee garnered five first-place honors at the annual Tennessee Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors college journalism competition. Final results were announced Saturday, April 28, at the John Seigenthaler Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
One first-place award took a true team effort from the School of Journalism and Electronic Media. Senior Lecturer Melanie Faizer’s course, Digital News Reporting (JEM 350), won the college media website division for its multimedia online project, “Eviction: Stories from Tennessee.” The collaborative website started in fall 2018 and takes an in-depth look at eviction laws and stories from around the state.
The Daily Beacon Editor-In-Chief Kylie Hubbard (JEM) and staff writer Cat Trieu (Interdisciplinary Programs) scored a win in the online ongoing coverage division for their coverage of the student programming allocation committee.
Elisa Razak (Graphic Design) took first place in news graphic/illustration division for her work with The Daily Beacon, where she has served as a design editor.
Jake Albright (JEM) earned his second win in the college television division, this time for the TV news story, “Tennessee’s Structurally Deficient Bridges.” Last year, he took first in the television reporter category.
In the radio division, Levi Johnson (JEM) placed first for his specialized/topic reporting piece, “UT Professor Suggests Climate Change as Reason for Warmer Fall Weather.”
Razak, Albright, and Johnson were also recognized with best of show scholarships.
In addition to her win with Trieu, Hubbard placed second in the newspaper reporter division for her article, “Campus Community, the Rock Sets Stage for Free Speech Battle.”
The Daily Beacon Campus News Editor Gabriela Szymanowska (JEM) finished second in investigative/in-depth reporting for “Campus Fraternity Investigated for Scavenger Hunt Targeting Asian Students.” Colin Sawyer (JEM) was second in the television reporter category for his piece, “Protesters Oppose White Nationalists.”
College Newspaper Division
News Graphic/Illustration: 1. Elisa Razak, The Daily Beacon
Investigative/In-Depth Reporting: 2. Gabriela Szymanowska, The Daily Beacon, “Campus Fraternity Investigated for Scavenger Hunt Targeting Asian Students”
Newspaper Reporter: 2. Kylie Hubbard, The Daily Beacon, “Campus Community, the Rock Sets Stage for Free Speech Battle”
College Online Division
College Media Website: 1. University of Tennessee, JEM 350, “Eviction Stories from Tennessee”
Online Ongoing Coverage: 1. Kylie Hubbard and Cat Trieu, The Daily Beacon, “Student Programming Allocation Committee”
Radio Division
Radio Specialized/Topic Reporting: 1. Levi Johnson, “UT Professor Suggests Climate Change as Reason for Warmer Fall Weather”
College Television Division
TV News Story: 1. Jake Albright, “Tennessee’s Structurally Deficient Bridges”
Television Reporter: 2. Colin Sawyer, “Protesters Oppose White Nationalists”