Oct 10, 2006
Champion captures eight awards at Baptist Press conference
by Jared Pierce, Asst. Sports Editor
Five members of the Liberty Champion staff traveled over the weekend to
During the ceremony, which is based on in-dividual submissions from last year’s editions, The Champion won eight awards. Among the highlights were two awards for photographer Alex Towers in sports photography and a second place overall award for the paper.
The Baptist Press also posthumously honored former Champion Photo Editor Adam Bishop, who tragically died in an automobile accident in May. He was awarded for a photograph taken during the Spring Break 2006 trip to with Dr. Ergun Caner.
The conference allowed students from many different Christian schools to gather together and fellowship with fellow Christian journalists. Among the schools that were represented were
There were five separate small sessions in which students could pick the topic they wanted to hear about. The speakers included Deborah Evans-Price, a columnist for Billboard magazine, and
Each morning students were also treated to speakers and a short praise and worship session by recording artist Jaime Jamgochain. Peter Kerr, who is a professor at
professor Michael Longinow on Friday and Dawn Eden, who is an assistant news editor and writer at the New York Daily News, on Saturday.
The keynote speaker for the event was Marvin Olasky. Olasky is the editor of World Magazine and a professor of journalism at the
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