By Joyce Jackson (Copy Editor) and Kaelyn Bradley (Staff Writer)
The Richland Chronicle Student Media team received 12 awards at two contests during the month of October for work on the Chronicle newspaper, television and radio contests.
The honors included individual awards for on-site contests and previously published work from 2017.
Chronicle TV, Richland College’s student-run television station, was named national Two-Year TV Station of the Year by the College Media Association (CMA).
The eminent Pinnacle Award was presented during the CMA’s National College Media Convention, held in alliance with the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP), Oct. 25-28 in Louisville, Ky.
Richland Student Media also received second place for Radio Station of the Year among two-year radio stations.
Other awards included Advertisement of the Year for Display Advertisement and House Advertisement.
The national conference featured more than 275 career-focused workshops and learning sessions led by advisers from around the country and local professionals.
With so many valuable lectures, choosing which class to attend was the biggest challenge. Students said that the overlapping times made it difficult to be a part of every seminar.
Richland Chronicle writers, photographers and other student media staff members attended the Texas Community College Journalism Association (TCCJA) convention at Texas A&M University in Commerce, Texas Oct. 11-12.
The Richland staff, along with other Texas community colleges and universities, competed in several categories, among them a live news multimedia contest, copy editing and design.
Richland Student Media took seven awards including a first place award in the live contest and six awards for previously published material. The college competes in Division Two, which includes two and four-year schools that produce weekly newspapers.
In addition to the competition, professional journalists from area universities gave presentations: “Visual Storytelling in Video News Stories,” “Intro to Sports Media,” “Your First Year out of J-School,” “Preparing for the Future in Photojournalism,” “Transferring to a Four-Year University” and an “Editors’ Roundtable.” The experiences left students feeling very inspired by fresh ideas, endless solutions and boosted morale.
For those interested in joinning student media, meetings are Mondays and Wednesdays at 2 p.m. in El Paso Hall, E-020. Visit the RichlandStudentMedia.com to review online chronicle articles, listen to KDUX webradio and watch Chronicle TV videos.