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Fuller wins award for writing, reporting

Austin FullerAustin Fuller has won the 2013 Davidson Award for Integrity in Journalism for his writing and reporting. Lauren Cepero was named runner-up for her work.

Both Fuller (pictured at left) and Cepero majored in English and minored in journalism, and were section editors at The Reporter, Stetson’s student newspaper, before graduating in May. Fuller’s work included a profile of a finance major and musician who recently released a second EP. Fuller also wrote a profile of faculty member, local restauranteur and chef Hari Pulapaka.

Cepero’s entries included reporting on a glitch with Stetson software that inadvertently exposed personal information, and a story about a new fraternity being added to Stetson’s Greek community in the fall.

A panel of judges from Stetson faculty and the Daytona Beach News-Journal made the decision on the award.

The award was established by Stetson alumni Bill and Sally Gillespie along with donations by friends, family and colleagues of the late Josephine Field Davidson, former editor of the Daytona Beach News-Journal. It honors work that best exemplifies the integrity, accuracy, clarity, and unselfish concern for others that was personified by Davidson. Any current Stetson students who published journalism this past year on any topic, in any medium, including online or in The Reporter, were eligible to enter. More information about the award can be found here.

(Photo by Sam Slaughter.)