Updated: Sep 20, 2022
The Belmont Vision won eight awards, including six individual awards, at the 2021 Southeastern Journalism Conference.
Dorren Robinson attributed this success to the rigorous journalistic training offered at Belmont.
“I think our students get the training that they need to go out into the world and be successful journalists and I think SEJC is proof of that,” said Robinson.
The award ceremony, which was held over Zoom due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, featured 39 schools in the southeastern region of the country.
The awards were given for the content published on the Vision site from November 2019 to November 2020.
Editor-in-chief Justin Wagner placed in three categories – winning fourth place for College Journalist of the Year.
Wagner also won fifth place for Best News Writer, and third place for Best Opinion Writer.
Managing editor Kendall Crawford won first place for Special Event Reporter/Editor and third place for Best Feature Writer.
Junior Abigail Bowen won seventh in Best TV Journalist.
Belmont placed fourth in Best Video News Program and sixth place for Best College Website.
Article written by Sarah Maninger and Margot Pierson.