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Students Host First Ever Award Competition

By Deron Dalton
NABJ Monitor

Students use Facebook to vote for choice awards

This year, NABJ student representatives launched the first Student Choice Awards with a twist — using Facebook to showcase the work of nominees and to select winners.

The awards, created to recognize the journalistic achievements of NABJ student members, took place Thursday night at a student social at the Marriott hotel.

“It’s a source of motivation because it is a great way to start getting exposure for your work,” said University of Alabama student Nick Creegan.

The awards categories included best broadcast package, best radio spot, best feature article and best multimedia project. They were displayed in corresponding photo galleries on Facebook. Links to each nominees’ work were posted under the photo’s caption. Students voted by “liking” the photo of the nominee of their choice.

NABJ Student Representative Georgia Dawkins said the awards came about because the students needed a less expensive alternative to the Sports Task Force party held on Thursday.

Indiana University student Brittany Stewart won for best feature article. She said she was thrilled about the award and what she was able to accomplish on behalf of the students in her chapter.

Stewart’s article, “Moment or Movement,” appeared in the Indianapolis Recorder. It profiled broadcast journalist and CNN contributor Roland Martin, who said African- Americans should use President Barack Obama’s election as inspiration to improve their lives.

Other winners include Derrick Q. Lewis for best radio spot, Jessica Leblanc for best broadcast package and Lauren Grant for best multimedia project.
Student attendees wrapped up the night with dancing, eating and networking.

Best Broadcast Package:
Winner: Jessica Leblanc: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nNo72ErezA&feature=related
Ashley M. Williams: http://amichellewilliams.wordpress.com/table-of-contents/broadcast-journalism-stories/alternative-spring-break-guatemala-news-story/
Jay Aikins: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFu7a0Mh2Pk
Joseph Jamal Andress: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SHoy3BhLFU
Justin Walters: http://sportszonegossip.blogspot.com/2011/05/michael-vicks-redemption-path.html
Shaneen Quarles: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KnKM1Z8DLg
Juan Diasgranados: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GC6PEWp2n58
Seth A. Lemon: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032619//vp/42414006#42414006
Brandon Robinson: http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/2011/06/nbas-evolving-relationship-with-journalism/
Derrick Q. Lewis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUU5xa40yJY&feature=channel_video_title
Tatianah Green: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sHe4WKS7sw
Ashley Hopkinson: http://richmondconfidential.org/2010/12/10/ryse-schools-richmond-confidential/
Ashley Arnold: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBHPyNqCOwE
Justin Hinton: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pGGGvN1tSM
Heather Hope: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBen3Yco_L0
Anna-Lysa Gayle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSedDoWpd50&feature=youtu.be
Brandon Marshall: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2J9LQzw8z8&feature=youtu.be
Kirstin Garriss: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dQd0zyv6yA&feature=channel_video_title
William Treye Green: http://vimeo.com/19307264

Best Multimedia Project:
Winner: Lauren Grant: http://sct.temple.edu/blogs/murl/2011/04/07/germantown-young-voices-heard-around-the-world/
Ashley M. Williams: http://amichellewilliams.wordpress.com/table-of-contents/collection-of-my-online-journalism-stories/focus-the-relationships-gained-from-being-a-tutor-and-a-tutee/
Juan Diasgranados: http://www.nbcwashington.com/the-scene/events/Crowd-Camps-Out-Overnight-for-Free-Chicken.html
Tatianah Green: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RviNdBpknXU&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL
Ashley Hopkinson: http://richmondconfidential.org/2010/10/31/hauntatorium-event-frighteningly-good-time/
Anna-Lysa Gayle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSedDoWpd50&feature=youtu.be
Chris Saunders: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YL3lGvJdi0&feature=youtu.be
Brandon Robinson: No link posted.

Best Radio Spot:
Winner: Derrick Q. Lewis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAbT4ku6djc
Naomi Prioleau: http://www.wusf.usf.edu/news/2010/09/21/black_fraternities_keep_quiet_about_hazing
Shaneen Quarles: http://www.sendspace.com/file/25rhj9
Ashley Hopkinson: http://richmondconfidential.org/2010/12/02/god-did-the-washing-we-did-the-sweeping/

Best Feature Article:
Winner: Brittany M. Stewart: http://www.indianapolisrecorder.com/news/features/article_83fbd404-4418-11e0-9195-001cc4c002e0.html
Boyace Pope: ttp://www.jaxnews.com/view/full_story/12636168/article-As-fate-would-have-it
Juan Diasgranados: http://www.shfwire.com/node/3660
Jason Smith: http://thesouthend.wayne.edu/index.php/article/2010/09/former_beauty_queen_is_now_rfc_trainer
Natelegé Whaley: http://www.hunewsservice.com/local/ward-5/sons-of-life-lead-march-for-peace-in-truxton-circle-1.1978663
Jasmine Brown: http://pavementpieces.com/philadelphia-life-in-memory-of-lost-loved-ones-women-band-together-to-fight-crime/
Derrick Q. Lewis: http://derrickqlewis.blogspot.com/2010/06/i-hate-black-history-month.html
Ashley Hopkinson: http://richmondconfidential.org/2011/02/11/richmond-high-student-guadalupe-morales-is-ivy-league-bound/
Tony Briscoe: http://www.autonews.com/article/20110627/RETAIL07/110629894/1018

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