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Com grad takes first-place in feature writing awards

Posted by Prof. Smith On April - 22 - 2013

Tiffany A. Hudson, a 2008 Campbell University graduate in mass communication with a concentration in journalism, recently won best-in-show award for non-daily writing from the Virginia Press Association.

A reporter with The Gazette-Virginian in South Boston, Va., since 2011, Hudson won first place for a feature portfolio, “Circle of Love.” The article explored the romance of high-school sweethearts reunited after 25 years.

The judges wrote: “The writer developed a nice lead. It is stylish and with a hint about the content of the story to follow. She wrote of a lengthy romance, and yet worked a dinner at Hardee’s into the equation. It would have been difficult for a reader to stop, and I certainly didn’t.” The judges also said, “The writer used a creative, flowing, friendly style to tell a nice story. No murders, city council shenanigans or horrible diseases needed, thank you. Just a nice story about nice people who have a nice life. It was a nice read.”

Hudson’s other features included an article on a Virginia farm family’s diversified, all-natural chemical-free farming operation and siblings who successfully competed in firearms competitions.

Hudson studied feature writing among other courses as a student at Campbell University.

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