NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – The 2015 awards presentation for the best journalism in broadcast and print was held March 28 in Nashville. Dr. Terry Likes, professor and chair of the Department of Communications, captured four first-place awards and one-second place. Likes’ reports aired on the Tennessee Radio Network with a variety of topics ranging from the music, news and sports industries.
Likes’ honors included the following:
- First Place, Best Sports Feature, Radio, “$ports + Money = Recession Proof.”
- First Place, Best Light Feature, Radio, “The Alarm Clock For Your Favorite TV Show.”
- First Place, Best Enterprise, Radio, “Copy and Paste: The Perils of Plagiarism in Higher Education.”
- First Place, Best Use of Sound, Radio, “The Alarm Clock For Your Favorite TV Show.”
- Second Place, Best Use of Sound, Radio, “$ports + Money = Recession Proof.”
Likes’ report on the “The Alarm Clock For Your Favorite TV Show” also won first place, Best of Competition from the Broadcast Education Association Faculty Audio Competition.
“It is an honor to represent TSU in this regard and to continue to enhance my reporting skills for the benefit of our students,” said Likes. “Evidence of current professional success helps in the classroom when students can see professors remain active in the industry, achieve at a high level while professors can encourage students to seek excellence in their own student competitions.”
This is the 19th Tennessee Associated Press award for Likes. He has also won eight regional Edward R. Murrow awards and is the recipient of 60 awards during his career including honors from the Broadcast Education association, Kentucky Associated Press, National Broadcasting Society and the National Press Club.
Since joining TSU in 2008, Likes has won 44 awards while his students have won 58 awards from the Tennessee Associated Press, Southeast Journalism Conference, Society of Professional Journalists and National Broadcasting Society.
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