Lariat writer wins award at state journalism conference

The Lariat staff with award winner Jason Chung. (L to R), Tameem Seraj, Jason Chung, Anna Gleason, and Nicole Bullard. Gleason is a community volunteer and former editor in chief. (MaryAnne Shults)

Lariat staff writer Jason Chung, 23, journalism, brought home a third place award in the Critical Review competition at the Journalism Association of Community Colleges’ state conference on March 22-24 in Burbank.

Chung was competing against other journalism students representing student publications from across the state. For his chosen category, students had to review an improvisational skit performed by the team “Laugh Chance,” then write a review.

The objective of the conference was for student journalists to network, educate themselves at workshops and to partake in competitions in hopes of getting an award.

Competitions included sports writing and photography, news writing, layout and design, editorial cartoon and critical review, multimedia composition, and more.

Along with Chung, Lariat staff who attended included writer Tameem Seraj, 20, journalism, Editor-in-Chief Nicole Bullard, 18, English, as well as the publication’s support staff and advisor, Paul McLeod. 

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