The Daily Beacon, UT’s editorially independent and entirely student written, produced, and managed, campus newspaper, won multiple awards during the 2016 Tennessee Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors’ annual college media contest. The awards were presented Saturday, April 9, at the John Seigenthaler Center at Vanderbilt University.
When asked what she attributes the success of the newspaper to, director of student media Rachel McClelland said “the staff members of the Daily Beacon are thoroughly committed to covering news that affects the UT campus. They approach their work like professionals and strive to tell stories that matter to our campus community.”
“I’m proud to be a part of their effort and witness how the Beacon is preparing them for careers in the field. We all are benefitting from this learning lab environment on our campus,” she said.
Best News Graphic or Illustration
1st, UT Knoxville, “Daily Beacon Illustration Collection II,” Katrina Roberts, Justin Keyes
2nd, UT Knoxville, “Daily Beacon Illustration Collection I,” Dillon Canfield
Best News Story
1st, UT Knoxville, “Jimmy Cheek Asked To Resign Amid Holiday Post on Diversity,” Tanner Hancock
Honorable Mention: UT Knoxville, “Sound of Silence,” Liv McConnell
Best Newspaper Reporter
1st, UT Knoxville, “Liv McConnell – In-Depth News,” Liv McConnell
Honorable Mention, UT Knoxville, “Tanner Hancock – Campus News,” Tanner Hancock
Best Specialized / Topic Reporting
Honorable Mention, UT Knoxville, “Arts Renaissance in Downtown Knoxville,” Michael Lipps.
Best Sports Reporting
1st, UT Knoxville, “Jones’ Roots Explain How Head Coach Became Mentally Tough,” Jonathan Toye;
3rd, UT Knoxville, “Dobbs, Teammates Connect Through Virtual Soccer Game,” Jonathan Toye.