National awards: Graphics 3rd: Savannah Bullard, WVUA 23 News, Wings Over Courtland Page Design - Newspaper 2nd: Savannah Bullard , The Crimson White, Dance Alabama Culture Spread Specialty Articles - Green/Environmental HM: Solomon Crenshaw, Jr., SCJr Content Providers, Toxic: Life in the shadows of major pollution sources Specialty Articles - Personal essay 1st: Meredith Cummings, SPJ Quill magazine, What I learned in my great American newsroom trip Specialt
If you’re going to write about wine, it’s important to realize what you do and don’t know about it, said Beverly Taylor, who has been writing about vineyards and the products they produce for almost three decades, at Alabama Media Professionals’ July meeting at Homewood Public Library. When reporters who aren’t experienced in wine write on the topic, there are several pitfalls to avoid, said Taylor, who’s written about wine for The Birmingham News, al.com, the Atlanta Wine Re
Our annual communications contest is a great opportunity to be acknowledged for good work and to get feedback on how to improve. And the 2018 results show the continued benefits and popularity of this annual contest. We had entries in 29 categories. We need to give a thanks to the 16 judges and our contest director, Meredith Cummings, who volunteered their time for this important AMP benefit. Donna Francavilla (pictured) was our sweepstakes winner, meaning she had the highest
Writers produce emotional reactions in their readers by making them crave to know what is going to happen to the characters and people in a story, award-winning author T.K. Thorne told members of Alabama Media Professionals on March 8.
“Story is hardwired into all of us,” Thorne said at AMP’s monthly meeting. It’s how culture and experience were passed down through the generations, she continues, and it happens on an individual basis as well. Information from our senses flo
Our annual communications contest is a great opportunity to be acknowledged for good work and to get feedback on how to improve. This year, we had 8 winners: Solomon Crenshaw, Jr. 1st Place in Writing a Personality Profile that is more than 500 words 1st Place in Writing a Specialty Article about sports 2nd Place in Writing a Feature Story in a print-based newspaper Meredith Cummings 1st Place in Writing an Editorial/Opinion article in a print-based newspaper 1st Place in Wri
Available for more freelance work. Based in the Birmingham area. Wanda Carruthers has more than 25 years of experience in writing, editing, copy editing, publishing, marketing, public relations, and design. She's currently working on freelance writing and design projects and developing innovative methods for presenting material in the digital publishing arena. Three primary areas of expertise: Ebook and Book Editing, Book Design, Writing Coaching Professional AMP member since