Nine first-place awards add to Lariat accolades

The 2010 Lariat staff won 14 regional awards from the Society of Professional Journalists this past weekend, including nine first-place awards:

First Place

Best Affiliated Web Site, Lariat staff (
General News Photography, Daniel Cernero (Chet Edwards ousted – second photo)
Feature Photography, Makenzie Mason (The Sound of Devotion – first photo in football spread)
Sports Column Writing, Matt Larsen & Chris Derrett (2010 columns – sample 1, sample 2, sample 3)
Breaking News Reporting, Lariat staff (Student storms UT, kills self)
Online In-Depth Reporting, Lariat staff (Generation Y)
Sports Writing, Justin Baer (No. 1 Duke ends Bears’ run)
Sports Photograph, Daniel Cernero (Exhilaration – first photo)
Editorial Writing: Sommer Ingram, Liz Foreman, Nick Dean (Sample 1, sample 2, sample 3)

Second Place

Photo Illustration, Daniel Cernero (Something old, something new)
In-Depth Reporting, Lariat staff (Generation Y)
Editorial Cartooning, Claire Taylor (2010 cartoons – sample 1, sample 2)

Third Place

General News Reporting, Dorian Davis (Alum’s actions speak louder than words)
Online Feature Reporting, Lariat staff (Healthy Living)

Earlier this year, Baylor’s student publications received numerous accolades from the 2011 Texas Intercollegiate Press Association conference.