In 2009 the Soul of Athens team embarked on a search to define the Athens community. They used the rolling expanses and breathtaking landscapes as a backdrop to tell the remarkable stories that to them, defined the Soul of Athens.

2009 Soul of Athens


The 2008 Soul of Athens site focused on the pursuit of wellness in the Athenian community. The site is divided into four holistic areas—mind, body, spirit, and place.

2008 Soul of Athens


2007 was the very first year students embarked on this journey of discovery to push their skills to a new level. Multimedia journalism was just starting to pick up steam and these adventurous souls set the bar high for future classes.

They saw the Soul of Athens as restless. A place waiting to be discovered. They were right.

2007 Soul of Athens


2008 Edition

National Press Photographers Association:

3rd: "News or Feature Multimedia Package," Independent Division

Pictures of the Year International:

"Award of Excellence" for "Online Publications Best Use," Editing Division

2007 Edition

National Press Photographers Association:

1st: "Best Use of the Web"

1st: "Best Multimedia Package," Idependent Division

2nd: "Documentary Video," Independent Division

2nd: "Feature Video," Independent Division

Other Competitions

2nd: "Best Small Market Multimedia" from Pictures of the Year International

"Best Non-Commercial Website" from the Information Technology Alliance of Appalachian Ohio

"Award of Excellence in Online Multimedia Journalism" from the Society for News Design