The Oracle was named second-best all-around daily student newspaper in the Southeast at the Society of Professional Journalists Region 3 Conference this past weekend in Atlanta.
For the fourth consecutive year, The Oracle finished second to The Red & Black, the campus newspaper at the University of Georgia, with The Daily Beacon of the University of Tennessee placing third.
Omnibus, the literary magazine published at USF, took first place in the category of student magazines published once a year, while Oracle staffers garnered four individual awards.
Associate Editor Khari Williams placed second in the sports column writing category and also gained second place and an honorable mention in the sports writing category for profiles of USF soccer players Jeff Thwaites and Brian Mullins. News Editor Rob Brannon placed second in feature writing for an article on the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.
SPJ Region 3 consists of more than 20 universities in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina and eastern Tennessee. All entries were published in 2002.