The Epic News Network and its journalism and creative media students won statewide recognition in the annual media awards presented by Oklahoma Scholastic Media at its Spring Media Monday conference April 10.
OSM is a program of the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma, and hosts student media conferences each fall and spring.
The spring conference focuses mostly on journalism, and includes an awards ceremony that recognizes winners of OSM’s statewide awards for student journalism.
“Oklahoma Scholastic Media is a program housed in one of the best journalism programs in the country,” said Phil Cross, Epic’s student journalism program coordinator.
“The staff at OSM works with the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma to provide an incredible experience for high-school journalism students.”
“Each month, we submit student work for judging, and the best of each month are entered into an annual contest that places Epic students against other high school journalists from around the state.”
This year, Epic students brought home these six honors:
- First place: Video/Online News Story, Division 1 (ENN Now)
- First place: Feature: Entertainment and Culture, Division 1 (Jensen McKey: Monarch Mural)
- Second place: News Story, Division 1 (Rylee Byers: Pandemic’s Effect on Autistic Students)
- Second place: Video: Feature Story Division 1 (Grace Ann: The Blue Line Bond)
- Second place: On Deadline: Audio Sports Report (Joshlyn McKey: Epic Season For Esports)
- Honorable mention: Video/Online News Story, Division 1 (ENN Now)