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Monday, April 13 • 10:00am - 11:15am
Faculty and Student News Awards and Exhibition

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This session honors the winners of the Faculty and Student Festival of Media Arts News Competitions. Selected works of this year’s award recipients will be exhibited. 

Competition Vice Chair: Sara Magee, Loyola University Maryland
Faculty Competition Chair: Trina T. Creighton, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Student Radio News Chair: Gina Baleria, California State University – San Francisco
Student Feature News Chair: Michael Riecke, SUNY- Oswego
Student Hard News Co-Chair: Donna Smith, Lyndon State College
Student Hard News Co-Chair: Tom Hallaq, Kansas State University
Student Newscast Chair (3 days/less): Mary Rogus, Ohio University
Student Newscast Chair (4/5 days): Bob Gould, Michigan State University
Student News Talent Chair: Herbert Dunmore, Loyola University Maryland

Faculty News Competition
Radio News Reporting
Best of Competition:       David Chanatry, Utica College; Small Town Heroin Abuse

Television News Reporting
Best of Competition:       John C.P. Goheen, Loyola University Chicago; Hawaiian Chickens

Student News Competition
Radio Feature Reporting
1st Place:                            Sarah Zahedi, University of Southern California; Me, My Dad and Marvin Gaye

2nd Place:                          Denise Guerra, University of Southern California; Metal Recyclers Look for Big Cash-Ins

3rd Place:                           Rosalie Murphy, University of Southern California; LA Bus Driver Sees All Sides of the City

Honorable Mention:        Peter Haden, Arizona State University; Race Fans Flock for the "Almost Crashes"

Radio Hard News Reporting
1st Place:                            Jess Clark, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; Ridesharing Apps Cause Concern for Local Taxi Companies

2nd Place:                          Haddy Badjie, Western Kentucky University; Ferguson's Faithful Fighters

3rd Place:                           Logan Heley, University of Southern California; Reactions from the City of Bell

Honorable Mention:                       Molly Evans, University of Oklahoma; A New Kind of Classroom

Radio Newscast
1st Place:                            Neil A. Carousso, Rich DeKorte, Dan Savarino & WRHU News Team, Hofstra University; WRHU-FM’s Newsline: Monday, October 27, 2014

2nd Place:                          Melissa Friend & Christian Oberly, Rowan University; The Rowan Report

3rd Place:                           Louis Fernandez, Zach Mayo & James Kaminsky, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; Carolina Connection-Jan. 25, 2014

Honorable Mention:        Amanda N. Font, San Francisco State University; KSFS Newscast-Nov. 5, 2014

Television Feature News Reporting
1st Place:                            Jeremy Harris, Brigham Young University; Stuck Sailors

2nd Place:                          Kristen Hwang, Kassandra Gonzalez & Jacob Tibi, Arizona State University; Thicker than Water

3rd Place:                           Taylor Budge & Karsen Forsman, St. Cloud State University; Lighting the Heavens, One Last Time

Honorable Mention:        Susanna Black, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; Swinging Footbridges

Honorable Mention:        Chelsea Eaton, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; The Drone Journalism Debate

Television Hard News Reporting
1st Place (tie):                   Jatara McGee & Joyce Koh, University of Maryland; DC Ferguson: Protestors Respond to Decision in Ferguson

1st Place (tie):                   Marissa Parra & Jatara McGee, University of Maryland; Explosive Findings: Rosedale Train Derailment

2nd Place:                          Jamie Warren, Arizona State University; New Bike Share Offers Green Way to Get Around Phoenix

3rd Place:                           Justin Ashby, Brigham Young University; Utah Underemployment

Honorable Mention:        Emani Payne, Northern Arizona University; Emani Payne Ebola Potentially Reaches Arizona

Television News Anchor
1st Place:                            Analise Ortiz, Arizona State University; Analise Ortiz-Television Anchor

2nd Place:                          Clayton Cummins, Central Michigan University; Clayton Cummins Anchor Montage

3rd Place:                           Megan Thompson, Arizona State University; Megan Thompson-Television Anchor

Honorable Mention:        Scott Allen Martin, University of Central Oklahoma; News Anchoring

Television Newscast (airing 3 days per week or less)
1st Place:                            Emilio Ramos, Michael Wiener & Lyanne Valdez, St. Cloud State University; UTVS News En Espanol

2nd Place:                          Cory Sanchez, West Virginia University; WVU News "Special Edition"-All Things Social Media

3rd Place:                           Mahkia Clark, Mackenzie Enich, Cole Havens & Jenna Heberden, University of Montana; UM News

Honorable Mention:        Amy Leigh Ellmers, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; Carolina Week-Dec. 3, 2014

Television Newscast (airing 4 or 5 days per week)
1st Place:                            Elizabeth Burda, Danielle Maroney, Taylor Budge & Colette Jackson, St. Cloud State University; UTVS News-Nov. 24, 2014

2nd Place:                          Sarah Brown, University of Arkansas; Tornadoes Devastate Central Arkansas

3rd Place:                           Lauren King, Madeline Stebbins & Olivia McKennon, University of Oklahoma; OU Nightly

Honorable Mention:        Miriam Cresswell, Sudu Upadhyay, Bailey Braseth & Houston Brock, University of Mississippi; Newswatch 99-4/29/14

TV Weathercaster
1st Place:                            Sean Bellafiore, University of Florida; A Spooky Cold Halloween in North Florida-Sean Bellafiore

2nd Place:                          John Mayer, Mississippi State University; WJTV Weathercast 12/14/2014

3rd Place:                           Alena Lee, Arizona State University; Alena Lee Weather

Honorable Mention:        Spinks Megginson, University of Alabama; WVUA News at 10pm Forecast-Spinks Megginson


Monday April 13, 2015 10:00am - 11:15am
Pavilion 9

Attendees (31)