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SEJC Press Release

Southeastern students take second at SEJC


[Nashville, Tenn.] – Southeastern students finished second only to Belmont
University at the Southeast Journalism Conference held Feb.
11-13 in Nashville. Finishing first in three onsite competition
categories, students compiled enough points to finish ahead of 23
other competing schools in the annual SEJC Journalism Championships.

Senior communication major and Daily Star intern Heidi Rogers Kinchen finished
first in editing, sophomore Jessica Frederick finished first in entertainment
writing and senior Angela Broussard earned Southeastern first place in the media
law competition.

In onsite competitions, students compete head-to-head with students
at other universities to determine the winners. Southeastern also
brought home honors in the Best of South competition, in which
students send in their best work prior to the conference for judging.

Best of South winners included first place honors for Christopher
LeCoq and Tim Mitchell for best research paper and best editorial
cartoonist, respectively; second place for John Reis as best
broadcast news reporter; third place for Terry Trahan Jr. for
magazine writing; and honorable mention for Megan Mosher, Chaucer
Tademy and Amanda Cantrell for best public service journalism.

The Southeastern Channel also was honored for best college television station
and KSLU earned third place for best college radio station.

The Southeast Journalism Conference is comprised of 60 member schools, 29 of
which attended the 2009 Southeast Journalism
Conference. Southeastern will host the 2010 conference in Hammond Feb. 11-13.
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