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Southeastern Louisiana University students in broadcast and print journalism recently won awards at the Southeast Journalism Conference hosted by Harding University in Searcy, Ark. From left, students Tara Barbe, Larshell Green and Jonathan Rhodes display award certificates following the awards ceremony.

HAMMOND — Southeastern Louisiana University students in broadcast and print journalism recently won awards at the Southeast Journalism Conference hosted by Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas.

Awards were given in the “Best of South” competition from entries representing 45 universities from states across the Southeast, including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.

The Southeastern Channel, the university’s educational television station, was named second-place winner as “Best College TV Station in the South,” and the channel’s student newscast, “Northshore News,” won second place for “Best College Video News Program in the South.”

Larshall Green, editor-in-chief of Southeastern’s student newspaper “The Lion’s Roar,” competed in a live on-site competition that involved individuals or teams working in 11 different categories within specified time limits to produce a specific product. Green, of Hammond, took home first-place honors for Feature Writing in the competition.

Also recognized at the conference were Associate Professor of Languages and Communication Amber Narro with the 2018 Outstanding Journalism Educator Award and Languages and Communication Professor Joseph Mirando with the first ever Outstanding Journalism Educator of the Year Award.

“Best of the South” individual student winners were:

  • Jonathan Rhodes, of Slidell, first place for Best Sports Writer
  • Tara Barbe, of Ponchatoula, fourth place for Best Television Hard News Reporting
  • Jaylon Morris, of Baton Rouge, ninth place for Best Television News Feature Reporter
  • Larshall Green, of Hammond, 10th place for Best Arts and Entertainment Writer