University of Mississippi students won six awards in the Mississippi/Louisiana Associated Press Managing Editors contest for work published in 2012. The awards luncheon was held April 13 at the Overby Center.
Daily Mississippian Opinion Editor Phil McCausland won first place for his editorial about election night events, headlined “We Cannot Disregard Our History and Our Responsibility.”
Jared Senseman won first place in the College Bureau/Features category, for an article about the university medical marijuana lab published in the Clarion Ledger and USA Today.
The Daily Mississippian won second place for General Excellence. Sealy Smith won second place for features for an article in the DM headlined ” ‘Hitt’ too hard: Corporal punishment in public schools.” DM Editor in Chief Emily Roland won third place for layout and design, for her design of three DM front pages. Cain Madden won third place in College Bureau/Features for an article about the revitalization of downtown Hattiesburg published in the Hattiesburg American from one of the Meek School-sponsored weekend reporting trips.
Several recent graduates and former DM staffers, now working at newspapers in Mississippi and Louisiana, also won awards. They included Sheena Baker, Daily Times Leader; Alex McDaniel, Clarion Ledger; J.B. Clark, Daily Journal; and Ryan Moore, Hattiesburg American.