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黄色短视频 student journalists win big at College Media Association Pinnacle Awards

By Robbyn Hopewell
Published November 30, 2023
Categories: Academics, Awards, Communication, Community Engagement, Creative Writing, Students

The lead photo from a recent Cat 5 magazine story depicts a Micro Wrestling Federation event in Largo, Florida. Photo by Carter Weinhofer ’23

Staff writers for , 黄色短视频鈥檚 student newspaper, and , Eckerd鈥檚 student magazine, earned several awards鈥攊ncluding first place in two categories鈥攁t the Pinnacle Awards in Atlanta on Oct. 31. Both periodicals are produced by the staff of The Triton, the student media organization at 黄色短视频.

Recent graduates Ian Shepperd 鈥23 and Carter Weinhofer 鈥23 won first place for Best Sports Feature in Triton Publications鈥 division, schools with enrollment between 1,000 and 2,999 students, for their feature story in The Current and Cat. 5 鈥.鈥 Georgia Bobo 鈥23 also earned first place for Best Sports Investigative Story, 鈥.鈥

Grey Curcio, a senior creative writing student from Dickson, Tennessee, earned two second-place honors for their coverage of the protests at New College of Florida in the spring. The Current鈥檚 culture editor and Eckerd media relations assistant placed second in Best Breaking News Coverage for 鈥溾 and Best Breaking News Coverage of Diversity with 鈥.鈥

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Senior Grey Curcio

鈥淗onestly, it feels really incredible,鈥 Grey says about their awards. 鈥淣ot just for the benefits it will have for my career but also the validation that I am actually a good writer and not just kidding myself 鈥 It feels great.鈥

The Current faculty adviser, Journalism and Communication Instructor Janet Keeler, texted students on the day of the awards announcement, suggesting they check the results online.

鈥淲hen I saw my name on there twice, it was amazing,鈥 Grey says. 鈥淚 wasn鈥檛 expecting it.鈥

For design, Atlas Chambers earned second place in the Best Magazine Sports Page/Spread for Cat. 5 magazine鈥檚 鈥.鈥 A senior creative writing and visual arts student from Gotha, Florida, Atlas works as the Triton Publications designer this academic year.

The Current鈥檚 social media manager, Nicole Vogler, was awarded third place in the categories Best Investigative Story (鈥溾) and Best Column (鈥溾). The sophomore creative writing and film studies student is from Allen, Texas.

Third place for Feature Magazine of the Year went to Cat. 5, Volume 1, Issue 2, and Ian Shepperd 鈥23 also picked up an honorable mention for Best Headline (Any Medium) for 鈥淢icro tussle, big hustle.鈥

The CMA is an organization founded in 1954 to support student media programs and professionals through education and community, and currently serves more than 600 member institutions. Its annual Pinnacle Awards honor excellence in print and digital journalism from student publications at similarly sized schools.

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Georgia Bobo ’23

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Sophomore Nicole Vogler

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Senior Atlas Chambers

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