Winners announced in Louisiana-Mississippi AP contest


NEW ORLEANS (AP/WJTV) — Winners have been announced in the Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors competition to honor the best in professional and college journalism in 2019.

The two-state competition, which received more than 1,200 entries, is sponsored by the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University. The AP is a not-for-profit news cooperative representing thousands of U.S. media organizations.

WJTV 12 News won several Associated Press Awards, which are listed below:

  • Feature
    • First: Byron Brown and Eric Bullard, “Convicting Klansmen”
    • Second: Walt Grayson, “Blue Front Cafe”
  • Breaking News
    • Second: Alex Love, LeKeitha Terrell and Tim Schwaegler, “Holly Bluff Gas Station Fire”
  • Achievement
    • First: WJTV-TV, “Focused on Solutions: The Crime Crisis”
    • Second: Candace Coleman, Opie Cooper and Kaitlin Howell, “Cool Schools Special”

For a list of winners go to

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