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The Southerner receives highest honor from GSPA

May 3, 2020

The Southerner received multiple Superior and All-Georgia ratings from the Georgia Scholastic Press Association in the 2019-2020 contest. Both the print newspaper and website as well as Nexus Magazine received Superior ratings, the highest honor in general excellence. The Southerner was rated All-Georgia, the state's best overall newspaper. Several staff members were awarded...

The Southerner named 2020 Crown Award winner

March 20, 2020

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association named the Southerner and thesoutherneronline.com a 2020 “Crown Award" winner on Mar. 2o, following the Oct. 2019 nomination. Earlier this month, many members on staff were honored by Quill & Scroll and SIPA as well. 

Barber sits, surrounded by the class of 2019 in their future college shirts on decision day.

Class of 2019 names Barber as Marian P. Kelly award recipient

May 23, 2019

“Dedicated, genuine, and supported.” These were the words used to describe this year’s Marian P. Kelly award recipient. Kelly, who passed on Feb. 11 th...

2018 Oscar Predictions

Anya Lomsadze, Managing Editor, News

January 30, 2018

The 2017 Oscar nominations represent the start of a much needed shift in Hollywood culture. The past few years, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which hands out the awards, has faced highly publicized controversy. In 2015, every single acting nominee was white, prompting the viral hashtag #OscarsSoWhite criticizing the blatantly undiverse pool. Women and peopl...

The NFL should have a draft lottery

Jack Rafferty

February 1, 2017

By: Jack Rafferty Comment The NFL could learn something from the NBA. The NBA has an effective system that allows for parity while simultaneously dissuading teams from “tanking” in order to get high draft picks: the draft lottery. If the NFL were to implement this system, it would encourage teams to be more competitive. This year, the Cleveland Browns finished with...

2014-2015 Grady Publications Awards Summary

The Southerner

June 9, 2015

2014-2015 Journalism Awards STAFF AWARDS Grady News Now 2015 Georgia Scholastic Press Association All-Georgia Award (best in state) 2015 GSPA General Excellence Award (best in state among small schools) 2015 GSPA superior rating  Nexus magazine 2015 Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Crown Award (among top 19 CSPA high school magazines) 2015 ...

GNN, Southerner named best in Georgia as Grady staffs capture 51 GSPA awards

GNN, Southerner named best in Georgia as Grady staffs capture 51 GSPA awards

April 5, 2015

[slideshow_deploy id='59281']   ATHENS – Grady News Now and The Southerner were named the top broadcast and newspaper programs in Georgia, a...

S’ner, Nexus capture SIPA baker’s dozen

Dave Winter

March 6, 2015

Student journalists from The Southerner and Nexus won a baker's dozen of 2015 Southern Interscholastic Press Association Writing Contest awards, SIPA officials announced at their annual convention in Columbia, S.C., on Sunday. Grady journalists earned four first-place awards, four second-place awards, four third-place awards, and an honorable mention. First-place winners included ...

CSPA awards S’ner 12 Gold Circle Awards

The Southerner

February 23, 2015

The Southerner staff learned today that it had won 12 2015 Digital Media Gold Circle Awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. The tally included three first-place awards, one each for Josh Weinstock (on-campus personal opinion), Jennifer Steckl (photo illustration) and Quinn Mulholland (interactive graphic). Weinstock was the winner or co-winner of four of the...

Current S’ner staff deemed All-Southern

The Southerner

February 8, 2015

The Southerner staff learned on Feb. 4 that it had received an ALL-SOUTHERN rating—the highest possible evaluation rating—from the Southern Interscholastic Press Association (at the University of South Carolina). The award marks the first staff award for the current publication year. In order to be evaluated, the staff submitted the first two editions from the fall 2014...

Nexus, S’ner named CSPA Crown finalists

The Southerner

December 18, 2014

We are pleased to announce that Nexus magazine and The Southerner have both been named 2015 Columbia Scholastic Press Association Crown Award finalists. For Nexus, it's the fourth year in a row that the staff has been named a Crown Award finalist. Finalists receive either Gold or Silver Crown Awards at the CSPA annual convention next March. If The Southerner wins its second c...

S’ner, Nexus take home national honors

Dave Winter

November 11, 2014

The Southerner and Nexus magazine have captured several first-place national honors this semester. The Southerner staff captured the most recent of these on Saturday Nov. 8 when it learned that it had received a 2014 Newspaper Pacemaker Award from the National Scholastic Press Association. NSPA officials announced the award at the annual NSPA/Journalism Educations Associa...

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