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2018 Oscar Predictions

Anya Lomsadze, Managing Editor, News

January 30, 2018


Filed under A&E, Award Winners

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 hash...

The NFL should have a draft lottery

Jack Rafferty

February 1, 2017


Filed under Award Winners, SPORTS, Sports Commentary

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...

2014-2015 Grady Publications Awards Summary

The Southerner

June 9, 2015


Filed under Award Winners

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 Associat...

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

The Southerner

April 5, 2015


Filed under Award Winners, NEWS

[slideshow_deploy id='59281']   ATHENS – Grady News Now and The Southerner were named the top broadcast and newspaper programs in Georgia, and senior Mary Claire Morris was recognized as the state’s journalist of the year at the 2015 Georgia Scholastic Press Association Awards Ceremony F...

S’ner, Nexus capture SIPA baker’s dozen

Dave Winter

March 6, 2015


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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 awar...

CSPA awards S’ner 12 Gold Circle Awards

The Southerner

February 23, 2015


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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...

Current S’ner staff deemed All-Southern

The Southerner

February 8, 2015


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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...

Nexus, S’ner named CSPA Crown finalists

The Southerner

December 18, 2014


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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 t...

S’ner, Nexus take home national honors

Dave Winter

November 11, 2014


Filed under Award Winners, NEWS

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 ...

Grady journalists earn awards from state press association

Grady journalists earn awards from state press association

Dave Winter

April 25, 2014


Filed under Award Winners, Front Slideshow, NEWS

  Below is a recount of the staff and individual awards that Grady journalists received today from the Georgia Scholastic Press Association. 2013-2014 General Excellence Competition All-Georgia (best in state) Small-School Newspapers The Southerner General Excellence Ratings Small-School Newspapers...

Django’s unchained word choice has dark consequences

Ryan Switzer

May 7, 2013


Filed under Award Winners, Comment

It’s safe to say that racism and the near 300 years of strife and conflict it caused our nation has been the most detrimental force in American history. In fact, any instance of one human oppressing another (for any reason) has the tendency to negatively effect whole countries. Discrimination stunts...

Barr Award winner expresses gratitude to peers, principal, Guild

Barr Award winner expresses gratitude to peers, principal, Guild

The Southerner

October 17, 2012


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Shaun Kleber, the high school winner of the 2012 David S. Barr Award delivered this speech on Tuesday at the 2012 Newspaper Guild-Communications Workers of America Freedom Fund Award Banquet in Linthicum, Md. To hear the speech, click on the video box below. The video is of the entire banquet and Kle...

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