Behind the camera: news about the Lion journalism program

The last print newspaper that the Lion journalism staff distributed was in February of 2020, a month prior to the pandemic. Since then, the writers have focused on online news articles at with some broadcast components as well.

In March 2021, Executive Editor Kelli Allen B’21 won the Washington Journalism Education Association Journalist of the Year.

At the end of 2021, the Lion Journalism program received a $5000 grant for broadcast equipment from the Neeb Family Foundation. This gift inspired the staff to dig deeper into this medium.

On Thursday, Feb. 3, Daniel Gray of Gray Media productions worked with the Lion journalism team to familiarize the staff with the broadcast components of their program. See the YouTube video what they accomplished within a class period (along with Gray’s outside editing).

And in recent journalism news:

On March 5, senior Allie Bunn won the WJEA Lu Flannery Outstanding Journalist of the Year which included a $2000 scholarship.

Executive Editor Taraneh Moeini nominated her teacher for recognition and, on March 5, Jeanne Hanigan received the Washington State Adviser of the Year for 2022.

Senior Allie Bunn received a $2000 scholarship from the Washington Journalism Education Association. (Lion Staff)


The Washington Journalism Education Association recognized Bellarmine journalism adviser Jeanne Hanigan. (Lion Staff)



Executive Editor and nominator Taraneh Moeini practices what she preaches on her t-shirt. Adviser Jeanne Hanigan and senior Allie Bunn celebrate their journalism awards. (Maren Jones)