The Tiger earns several accolades from South Carolina Press Association
CLEMSON — The Tiger, Clemson University’s student newspaper, received multiple accolades April 20 at the annual South Carolina Press Association Collegiate Meeting. Staff from The Tiger combined to earn six first-place honors in the event held at Winthrop University in Rock Hill.
“It is so rewarding to be honored for the work we do to keep the Clemson community informed,” said Katie McCarthy, a junior criminal justice major and editor-in-chief of The Tiger. “I could not be more proud of our staff and can’t wait to see what the new school year holds for us.”
The first-place awards belonged to:
- Editorial writing — Tiger staff
- Student government beat coverage — Tiger staff
- Collegiate Journalist of the Year — Saavon Smalls
- Sports Photograph — Kim Montuoro
- Infographic — Nicole Clamp
- Multimedia Story — Matthew Wieters and Katie McCarthy
“As a member of The Tiger for the last four years, I’m incredibly honored to have received this award along with the others presented to us,” said Smalls, a senior English major. “I’ve seen a vast amount of growth and improvement, not just from myself, but from The Tiger and every staff member I’ve encountered. As such, I was humbled to accept the SC Collegiate Journalist of the Year award for all of The Tiger’s members. I hope to see the paper that ‘Roars for Clemson’ continue to make waves.”
The Tiger also earned second-place awards for another McCarthy multimedia story (with contributors Saavon Smalls and John Tison) and for its use of social media. The newspaper received third-place recognition for an arts and entertainment story by Smalls and for its special section or edition.