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Lopez wins President’s Award for journalism excellence

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Consuelo Luisa Lopez, a student at California Baptist University and editor-in-chief of the CBU Banner, was announced Oct. 12 as the winner of the 2002 President's Award for Excellence in Student Journalism.

Film brings race relations into focus for collegiate journalists

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--The state of modern-day race relations and a glimpse of the civil rights movement were discussed during a viewing of the FamilyNet Television documentary "We Shall Not Be Moved" at the Baptist Press Student Journalism Conference.

Liberty, Blue Mtn., Union take top journalism honors

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Liberty University took home top honors in the Baptist Press Excellence in Journalism competition as the best overall large campus university newspaper. Union University was named the best overall small campus university newspaper for 2002. Blue Mountain College won top honors as best overall literary magazine while Houston Baptist University was awarded best overall yearbook.

Speakers at BP journalism conference call students to mission in the media

      NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--More than 150 students and 30 faculty attended the second annual Baptist Press National Student Journalism Conference at the Southern Baptist Convention Building in Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 10-12.
      Students attended workshops held in the categories of print journalism, broadcast journalism, design, photography, literary magazines and public relations. They also joined in worship services and listened to keynote addresses from prominent Christian journalists.

Panel of journalists exhorts students to shine their light

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--In a panel discussion over lunch at the 2002 Baptist Press National Student Journalism Conference, six experienced journalists gave insights into the world of print and broadcast media and said there is a place for Christians in an industry that suffers from a war of profit versus good journalism.

2002 Baptist Press Student Journalism Conference Schedule

Thursday, Oct. 10 2:00-6:00 p.m. - Registration 4:00 p.m. - Deadline for Media Critiques 6:00 p.m. - Reception - 2nd floor Landing

Registration opens for 2002 student journalism conference

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Registration for the 2002 Baptist Press National Student Journalism Conference is underway, according to Will Hall, vice president for news services with the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee.

21 campuses compete for journalism honors

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--A total of 667 entries from 21 colleges and universities have been received for judging in the second annual Baptist Press Excellence in Journalism Competition, contest coordinator Joni Hannigan reported.

Emmy-nominated documentary to be featured at conference

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--A panel of professional journalists and educators at the 2002 Baptist Press Student Journalism Conference will discuss the role of African American churches in the civil rights movement following a special viewing of "We Shall Not be Moved."

Peggy Wehmeyer to speak at 2002 BP Journalism Conference

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Peggy Wehmeyer
      NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Peggy Wehmeyer, who became the first correspondent to report for a major network on religious and spiritual issues, will be one of four keynote speakers for the second annual Baptist Press National Student Journalism Conference in Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 10-12, 2002.       Wehmeyer, who covered religion for ABC News and reported for World News Tonight With Peter Jennings and 20/20, will join a team of evangelical Christian journalists to lead the conference from The Washington Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, National Public Radio, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Philadelphia Inquirer, North American Mission Board and the International Mission Board.