NewsNetNebraska and CoJMC broadcast students shine in journalism competitions
By NewsNetNebraska staff
NewsNetNebraska student staffers have had an award-winning Spring.
The Northwest Broadcast News Association honored NewsNetNebraska this month with its Eric Sevareid Award for best “small market” website.
Each year, NBNA honors the best journalism from the previous year’s efforts in its six-state region of Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Students in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are responsible for creating broadcast, print and photographic content for the NewsNetNebraska website.
Several other CoJMC students won radio and television honors from the NBNA. (See the complete winner’s list below)
NewsNetNebraska staffer Stephanie Smolek displays the AP award NewsNetNebraska received for it’s website.
NewsNetNebraska also won third place in the non-commercial radio category in the 2012 Associated Press Great Plains Broadcast News Contest.
This year, the NBNA organization honored radio and television stations with nearly 300 awards, given at its annual awards banquet on March 31st in the Twin Cities.
Award of Merit
KRNU Radio – UNL – “Keystone Pipeline Stresses Sand Hills Families” Emily Nohr
Award of Merit
KRNU Radio – UNL – “Latino Growth in Lincoln, Nebraska” Emily Younger
KRNU Radio – UNL – “Postal Cuts and what they mean for Lincoln, Nebraska” Michael Sholes
KRNU Radio – UNL – “30 Years After the Skywalks Came Down” Associate Professor Barney McCoy
KRNU Radio – UNL – “NewsNetNebraska” Stephanie Smolek, Alexis See Tho
KRNU Radio – UNL – “Bike Paths are Big in Lincoln” Jake Sorensen
KRNU Radio – UNL – “Johnny Carson’s Nebraska legacy” Michael Sholes
Student TV category:
University of Nebraska – Lincoln Student Market TV – “78-Year-Old Yoga Instructor/Dancer,” Paige Dimakos
University of Nebraska – Lincoln Student Market TV – “Flooding on Highway 2” Cole Miller
Associated Press Great Plains 3rd place award.