[HAMMOND] – The competitions in which Southeastern Communication majors are participating at the 2012 Southeast Journalism Conference have been announced.
The Press Club meeting was held Tuesday afternoon at 3:00. Dr. Amber Narro, the faculty advisor ran the meeting and is also attending the conference held Feb. 9-11, 2012 at the University of Tennessee in Martin, Tennessee.
Southeastern students will be participating in public relations, editing, ethics, sports news reporting, feature writing, multimedia, media history, layout and law competitions.
Narro said that 21 students will be participating in this year’s conference, and she still needs volunteers to drive. The trip costs roughly $150 to $200 for students and is a 270 mile trip one way, Narro said.
“We are asking for a grant from SGA and the Dean’s office to help with payments,” she said.
Southeastern student Diego Orejuela is participating in sports new reporting competition and driving to the conference. “Gas is expensive and the trip is long, but going could also give me opportunities for my future so I don’t mind making the trip.
SEJC was established in 1985, and Southeastern Louisiana University has won numerous awards for its participants such as last year in Troy, Alabama when The Southeastern Channel and the university won top awards in every television competition they entered.