The St. Petersburg College student newspaper The Sandbox News rocked the student awards in the Florida Society of News Editors (FSNE) Journalism contest by winning 11 out of 24 student awards–all while vying against large universities like the University of South Florida, University of Florida and Florida State University.
The Sandbox is written by students, including dedicated staff writers from the Mass Media Communications program. Volunteers make up the majority of writers, creating a diverse writing atmosphere.
As shown in this event, SPC has a strong Mass Media Communications department that utilizes the newest and strongest skills to best serve the news landscape and help students succeed.
SPC Mass Media Communications Professor and Newspaper Mentor Kathy Bryson said writing for The Sandbox is a great opportunity for any student.
“All careers are impacted by or look for coverage in media,” she said. “Everyone has a story, and working on the paper helps you learn how to communicate it effectively, whether in print, video or photos. We’re very proud of our FSNE winners who did great work!”
The winners and their respective categories can be found below. To read more about the awards and students visit our Communications blog
|Non-Deadline Reporting||3rd||David Jolly on his Senate Race||Fred Arnold|
|Commentary||1st||To METI, or Not to METI? That is the Question!||Douglas Marshall|
|Commentary||2nd||The Islamic State||Viviana Angelini|
|Commentary||3rd||Cell Phone Apps Help Meet Transportation Needs||Pat Denney|
|Sports||3rd||Make Your Volunteer Time “Special”||Juliana Rangel-Acevedo|
|Multimedia||2nd||St. Pete Action Sports||Fred Arnold|
|News Photography||2nd||Shine On St. Pete!||Angel Gonzalez|
|News Photography||3rd||American Victory Merchant Marine Museum||Nicolas Gatti|
|Sports Photography||1st||Lady Titans vs. Skagit Valley College||Robert Gale|
|Sports Photography||2nd||Titans First Loss Does Not Upset||Jenna Jean|
|Sports Photography||3rd||Lady Titans Fall To Broward College Seahawks||Chris Demmons|