'RaiderView' Earns 11 Awards for Outstanding Journalism
Posted on Friday, March 12, 2010 [4:38 PM]
Members of the RaiderView staff at the 2010
Kentucky Intercollegiate Press Association
Conference. Front row, from left; Tiffany Berger of Burkesville,
Ky., and Ashley Hampton
of Herndon, Ky. Back row, from left: Jeremy Fothergill of
Louisville, Ky., Mary Beth Jewell
of Canmer, Ky., Leslie Moore of Campbellsville, Ky., Jerena
McGinnis of Monticello, Ky.
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Members of
RaiderView, the Lindsey Wilson College student newspaper,
recently won 11 awards in statewide competition at the annual
Kentucky Intercollegiate Press Association Conference, held in
"The students work long hours to produce the newspaper, so I
think the awards help to validate their efforts," said David Goguen, associate professor of journalism and RaiderView adviser. "The
current staff is a dedicated core of students and one of the most
selfless staffs I've ever worked with."
RaiderView Editor Mary Beth Jewell, a senior from
Canmer, Ky., took second place in the on-demand copy-editing
competition. She also received a first-place award for sports page
layout and a third-place award for a personality profile.
Leslie Moore, RaiderView features editor and a
sophomore from Campbellsville, Ky., won second place in the
on-demand news writing competition. She also won a second-place
award in the personality profile category.
The on-demand competition features the state's best student
journalists in competition against each other, Goguen said. Winners
receive a monetary award.
"I've often felt that the on-demand writing and editing
competition is the best way to judge raw journalistic talent,"
Goguen said. "The work is judged anonymously, and there's no editor
or adviser who can influence the work. It's just a straight-forward
Placing among the best in on-demand competition is becoming a
tradition for LWC student-journalists. Last year, LWC senior Kyrie
Gialdini captured a first-place award in the copy-editing
"Because we're a small school, we're able to provide more
attention to our student journalists," Goguen said. "We're able to
work together to develop potential and help them realize their
In other competition, winners included: Jeremy Fothergill of
Louisville, Ky., second place in Sports Feature; Jared Criswell of
Monticello, Ky., second and third places, Commentary; Jerena
McGinnis of Monticello, third place, Analyses and Special Reports;
Crystal Wright of Greensburg, Ky., third place, Investigative
Reporting; and Adam Cecil, third place, Sports Feature.
"We're obviously very proud of these student journalists and
what they've achieved," said Goguen. "Our goal here is to help
students build professional portfolios and prepare them to be
effective and responsible media professionals. I think winning some
awards definitely helps them in that regard."
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