The Independent Student Voice of Savannah State, The Tiger’s Roar, is having one of its best award years ever. The news outlet, which has been in existence since 1938, has been awarded several honors in the past few weeks.

  On Feb. 15, the Georgia College Press Association recognized the outlet’s efforts with six awards including an Improvement Award. This year’s group of awards represents the most the publication has won at the Georgia Press Institute since it became a member in 2014.

   The Tiger’s Roar also took home 3rd place for Best Campus Community Service Award for News for its coverage of the fatal shooting of Philip Burke at Savannah State in February 2018.

The paper also won 3rd place for Best Layout and Design and a few individual awards including 3rd Place for Best Photo in an Editorial Feature by Neisha Rogers, 2nd place for Best Column for Jar-red Web and 1st place for Best Column by Josiah Webb.   

   At the 68th Annual Southern Regional Press Institute on March 1, Tiger Roar’s Features Editor Isaiah Singleton won 1st place for Outstanding Feature Writing and former Editor-in-Chief Angela Saxon was awarded 1st place for Best Editorial or Column.

   “I am so proud of our team. We have honed our skills as journalists. We have worked together to make sure we are producing quality work and it shows through all of the recognition,” said Editor-in-Chief Ashia Manning.

  On March 8, Manning and Saxon were also recognized as finalists for their opinion writing by the Society for Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards. They received an honor at the Region 3 conference, which took place at the Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah.

  Tiger’s Roar is an independent student news outlet at Savannah State. Any student, no matter the major, classification or specialization can join the organization. For more information, go to or email


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