By: Jarrick Brown
Prairie View A&M University
PRAIRIE VIEW– The Panther newspaper staff were awarded at the Black College Communication Association’s 15th Annual New Media Conference hosted by The Freedom Forum Diversity Institute in Nashville.
The Panther staff brought back four awards for the spring and fall semester of 2012. Marcus Williams received the Best Individual Photography award for his photo, “Lady Panthers make fourth NCAA appearance.” Andre Williams received a second and third place award for information graphics and visuals. Vesma Pennant received a third place award for Best Spot News for her stop “Students fight against Hwy 6 landfill.”
“I was excited for my staff and the work that we put in last year. Each individual award is an award for the whole group. We work together. We are a family and our awards prove that we have a history of success,” Panther Editor-in-Chief Scheane Brown said.
The Panther also received the Best Newspaper award for newspapers produced once a week or less at the 2012 conference. In 2014, Prairie View A&M University will host the three-day conference, which is open to Historically Black Colleges and Universities.