Eight students and two professors from the School of Journalism and Communication attended the Society of Adventist Communicators (SAC) Convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico on October 17-21. During the convention, Southern students received the Best Student Newspaper award for the Southern Accent, Best Video TV/Internet Show award for Just Claim It, and Best Video Story/Project award for Kneel. The university also received recognition for several other publishing accomplishments, including Best Print Newsletter, Best Project Design, and Best Editorial.
Program highlights of this year’s convention included keynote speakers DeVon Franklin, senior vice president of production at Columbia Pictures, and Julia Duin, writer for The Washington Times. The School of Journalism and Communication has attended the SAC Convention since its start as the Southern Society of Adventist Communicators Convention in 1989. The trip is funded, in part, through generous subsidies from the Southern Union’s communication department. Next year’s convention is scheduled for October 24-26, 2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah.