SLU JOURNALISM AWARDS: Southeastern Louisiana University students working on the Southeastern Channel won four 2014 Mark of Excellence Awards at the annual Society of Professional Journalists Region 12 conference in Fayetteville, Arkansas. SPJ’s Region 12 comprises all universities in Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas and Tennessee.

The television awards presented to Southeastern Channel students included second place in the category of overall television newscast for the student news show “Northshore News.”

The channel also won a pair of second-place awards in the television general news reporting category. Northshore News reporter Kaitlyn Morales, of Covington, placed second for her story on “Causeway Safety,” while reporter Erika Ferrando, of Mandeville, won for her “Improved Levees” package.