The Department of Journalism had much to celebrate this year after students earned
regional and national recognition.
Senior Andrea Cranford was named one of the American Advertising Federation’s 50 Most
Promising Minority Students during a ceremony in New York City. She also received
a “Pepsi Campus to Corporate Award,” which was worth more than $2,000.
Junior Morgan McDaniel was named finalist for the Vance & Betty Lee Stickell Student
Internship Program. As a finalist, she will receive a 10-week internship at U.S. media
organizations, ad agencies, client and supplier companies. She is the first finalist
for the program from the U of M.
In February, staff members from The Daily Helmsman joined 176 students from 31 colleges across eight states—Alabama, Arkansas, Florida,
Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee—in being honored in
this year’s Southeast Journalism Conference at Union University in Jackson, Tenn.
Senior Christopher Whitten tied for first place for Best News Writer, and Michelle
Corbet (BA ’13) placed third in the same category. Chelsea Boozer (BA ’12) received
second place honors in the Opinion/Editorial Writer category, and The Daily Helmsman placed second in the Public Service Journalism category for defending the First Amendment.