Baylor Student Media Make Headlines For National Awards

Dec. 8, 2014

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WACO, Texas (Dec. 8, 2014) – Baylor student writers, editors, designers, photographers and broadcast video journalists from the Baylor Lariat, Round Up, Focus, baylorlariat.com and LTVN have been applauded as some of the best in the nation, winning 183 in-state and national awards in the last academic year.

"Five years ago we had three national awards. This year our students earned 73 national awards. What this indicates is that Baylor students are achieving professional standards of excellence across the full spectrum of media and publishing skills – writing, photography, design, multimedia and video," said Paul Carr, Baylor director of student publications.

The Baylor Lariat was ranked a Top 10 National College Newspaper by the Associated Collegiate Press for 2013 and 2014. In addition, baylorlariat.com was reviewed both as a 2014 Top 5 College Newspaper Website by College Media Association and Columbia Scholastic Press Association as well as a 2013 and 2014 Top 10 National College Newspaper Website by the Associated Collegiate Press and Editor & Publisher Magazine.

The Round Up Yearbook earned the honor of being named a Top 5 National College Yearbook by the Associated Collegiate Press for the second year in a row.

"It is an honor to have such prestigious national organizations recognize the professional quality work of our student journalists,” Carr said.

“For the Baylor Lariat to be considered among the 10 best college newspapers and five best college newspaper websites in the nation by so many different organizations is stunning. The Baylor Round Up was national champion yearbook last year and placed second in the nation this year.”

A comprehensive list of awards from all of Baylor’s student publications can be found on Page A11 of the Lariat from Friday, Dec. 5.

by Sarah Czerwinski, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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