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The Southern Digest wins Louisiana Press Association awards

5/01/2013

The Southern Digest, Southern University’s student-run newspaper, has earned first place, second place and honorable mention awards in the 2012 Better Student Competition at the 133rd Annual Louisiana Press Association Convention in Baton Rouge.

The three awards were among entries from competing college/university student newspapers across the state.  These state awards follow numerous national awards The Southern Digest has earned throughout the year.

“The honors the students have earned during this year’s award season have been well-earned and truly humbling,” publications assistant Fredrick Batiste said. “The LPA awards are not just icing on the cake, but rather reaffirmation of the hard work and sacrifices our student staff has made covering the Southern University community throughout the year.”

The following honors were awarded to The Digest and Staff:

General Excellence-Honorable Mention-The Southern Digest
1st Place-Evan Taylor-Most Effective Use of Graphic Design on One Page
2nd Place-Digest Staff-Most Effective Use of Graphic Design on One Page

Evan Taylor, Digest Editor-in-Chief said, “I'm honored to have placed in a category for design. This year, The Southern Digest has placed in design categories against Historically Black Colleges and Universities and now in the state of Louisiana.” 

According to Louisiana Press Association, “Seventy-four newspapers, publications, and college/university student newspapers submitted 3,561 entries.”

“Our student staff members work extremely hard throughout the academic year to produce a quality newspaper, often with very little recognition.  These awards are only a reminder of the commitment to excellence our staff seeks to achieve,” said Director of Student Media, Heather Freeman.

“We hope to continue the legacy of excellence before us and exceed the expectations of the university we represent. Now that the academic year is coming to an end, we are starting to submit our entries in the Associated Collegiate Press' national pacemaker competition, we are optimistic we will return some more honors to Louisiana and Southern University” Taylor said.