Texas Tech University

The Hub@TTU Recognized by Region 8 Society of Professional Journalists

George Watson

March 19, 2015

The Texas Tech University chapter will be honored at March 28 conference.


Seven student staff members of The Hub@TTU will be honored by the Region 8 Society of Professional Journalists at its spring conference March 28 in Norman, Oklahoma.

The students, Lucinda Holt and Sarah Self-Walbrick of Lubbock, Alicia Keene of Austin, Abbie Arroyos of Hereford, Evan Dixon of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Ben Jarvis of McKinney and Anibal Galindo of Presidio, will receive recognition from the 2014 Mark of Excellence competition.

"The Region 8 Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence awards cover universities in Texas and Oklahoma and are quite competitive and prestigious," said Pete Brewton, Hutcheson Professor of Professional Practice and an adviser to The Hub@TTU. "The first-place winners of these awards are entered into the national competition. The large number of The Hub stories that have won some award is a reflection of the hard work and ability of our students."

The Hub@TTU is a student-operated multimedia organization within the Texas Tech University College of Media and Communication. The students worked with Brewton and professors Randy Reddick and Cam Stone, the SPJ chapter adviser, to finalize which stories were submitted for the competition.

The specific awards won by each student and the rankings in the competition will not be known until the conference.

They will be recognized for the following stories:
• American Dream, Mexican Nightmare (Holt, Self-Walbrick)
• ICYMI: Executive Candidate Forum and Election Coverage (Keene, Arroyos, Dixon, Jarvis)
• The Lack of Title X Funding (Holt, Galindo, Keene)
• ICYMI: Farewell to the Hancellor (Keene, Self-Walbrick, Dixon, Galindo).

The multimedia publication staff is up for two awards.

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