Digital Media Production students win College AP Awards

Digital Media Production student Savannah Slifer (left) with ABC News National Correspondent Marci Gonzalez at the College Associated Press Awards in Orlando, Fla.

Florida State University students faired well at the College Associated Press Awards ceremony held earlier this month in Orlando, Fla.

Journalism and communication students from throughout the state competed. FSU students from the College of Communication and Information’s Digital Media Production program placed first and second in the Sports category and took second place in both the Long Hard News Feature and Long Light Feature categories.

Reporter Ariya Massoudi and editor Esther Summersill won first place in the Sports category for their Seminole Sports Magazine piece entitled “Florida State Football: Looking Ahead.” Reporter James McGettrick and editor Danielle Shapley placed second in the category for “Dream Job,” which also aired on Seminole Sports Magazine.

Massoudi and editor Emily Hunter took second place for “Take Me Out to the Zoo” in the Long Light feature category. It also ran on Seminole Sports Magazine. Massoudi also received a Florida Associated Press Broadcasters (FAPB) scholarship for $250.

Reporter Savannah Slifer and editor Cristina Fernandez’s video for Seminole Sports Magazine entitled “Inspired to Play” placed second in the Long Hard News Feature category.

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