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Student Journalists Win National AwardTwelve current and former Berry communication students have earned national acclaim for their multimedia reporting project, War for Water. Produced for the Digital Storytelling course taught by Associate Professor of Communication Brian Carroll, the package of 15 news articles and features placed fourth in a national competition conducted by the Association for Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication. Joining Berry in the top four were Temple University, Syracuse University and Northwestern University.

“This is pretty good company to keep,” Carroll stated. “I’m so proud of the students’ hustle and commitment in producing the series.”

Contributors included Jeremy Brinson (11C), James Clarke (11C), Kelly Dickerson, Kendall Gadie (11C), Rebecca Galbreath (12C), Candler Hobbs (11C), Lauren Jones (11C), Meredith McDermott Blinder (11C), Elizabeth Petrey (12C), Cory Pitts (11C), Sunny Rollings (11C) and Matt Stokes.

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Students are often suspicious of anything that hints of marketing or “spin” (admit it, you are too), so we were thrilled to see Campus Carrier News Editor Kelly Dickerson sing the praises of Berry’s “firsthand” brand. Her editorial was inspired by visiting environmental journalist Mark Harris, whose remark – “Kelly, if you and I were competing for a job as a reporter, you would be hired because you’ve had firsthand experience with videography and web design” – proved to be an epiphany for the young writer.

“I really have learned how to do a lot of things firsthand,” Dickerson wrote. “For my communications major I’ve had the opportunity to learn about and work with many media platforms and for my biology major I’ve had the opportunity to conduct experiments in a real lab setting and learned how to use several different kinds of lab equipment. The more I thought about it, the more I realized that Berry really does have an appropriate catchphrase.”

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