Grady Journalists garnered many awards at the Journalism Education
Association/National Scholastic Press Association Fall National High School
Journalism Convention, which was held in San Antonio, Texas, Nov. 15-18.
The Southerner received a National Pacemaker Award at the NSPA awards
ceremony on Nov. 17. This is The Southerner’s eighth Pacemaker Award, widely
considered the Pulitzer Prize of high school journalism. It also marks the
fourth time in school history that the Southerner has earned the Pacemaker
Award in consecutive years.
The Southerner also was the only publication inducted into the NSPA
All-American Hall of Fame this year. The Hall of Fame recognizes
publications that receive All-American ratings for 10 of the past 11 years.
The Southerner placed fifth in the NSPA Best of Show Competition at the
convention. Grady News Now, Grady’s broadcast program, also placed fifth in
the Best of Show competition.
Grady journalists were earned awards in the JEA Write-Off competition, held
at the convention on Nov. 16. Jeffrey Cox and Justin Williams (broadcast
package) and Joe Lavine (sports writing) earned excellent ratings. Mary
Condolora (editorial writing), Jolie Jones (feature writing), Troy Kleber
(news writing) and Sofia Sifnaios (videography) earned honorable mention
Congratulations to the staffs of The Southerner and GNN and all of the young
journalists who competed at the convention. Very special thanks to Kate
Carter, Thaddeus Roberts, Felecia Williams, and Dave Winter for the hard
work and dedication to the Grady journalism program.
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