MSUM Journalism Students Win Award for Online Magazine

Nineteen students in a capstone online journalism seminar at Minnesota State University Moorhead won an Emmy in the category Advanced Media Student Production from the Upper Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for their online magazine, Horizonlines.org.

chris-huber_regene-radniecki22This is the third year in a row that MSUM students have received an Emmy award. MSUM broadcast students won an Emmy the previous two years for their documentaries, “The Greatest Silent Sport” in 2007-08 and “Walk into the Wild” in 2006-07.

The awards were presented Sept. 26 in Minneapolis. The Upper Midwest region includes Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Iowa.

Horizonlines.org is an online general interest magazine produced by MSUM students under the direction of Reggie Radniecki, assistant professor of mass communications. Students from a variety of disciplines come together each spring to produce the annual magazine.

This year’s issue of Horizonlines.org, “Collective Histories: Images and Stories Reflecting a Region’s Past,” focuses on small towns in rural Minnesota and North Dakota to explore our collective history. It features 17 stories, 19 slideshows and two videos complete with music soundtracks composed, produced and arranged by one of the staff. horizonlines

“Horizonlines is a unique, collaborative effort, and to be honest is one of the reasons I chose to go to MSUM,” said Alyssa Schafer, managing editor of the project. “This is a good example of how MSUM is keeping up with new media. Reggie works night and day to make her students successful and to produce work that will benefit their careers. This project and the Emmy win are a perfect example of that success.”

Schafter is now the editor of the Washburn (N.D.) Leader News and the Underwood (N.D.) News.

Since its inaugural issue in 2002, the magazine has won 30 national and regional awards.

Photo cutline: On the stage of the Pantages Theater in downtown Minneapolis, Chris Huber and Regene Radniecki.

MEET THE HORIZONLINES.org, Vol. 7 Staff

Collective Histories: Images and Stories Reflecting a Region’s Past

Alyssa Schafer, project managing editor, is a 2009 English & Mass Communications graduate from Mandan, N.D.

Ryan Rose, project multimedia producer and composer, producer and arranger of music for videos. Originally from Portland, Ore., he is a 2008 Graphic Communications graduate with a multimedia emphasis.

Kayla Redlin, project multimedia designer, is a 2008 Graphic Communications graduate from Jamestown, N.D.

Jessalyn Brown, project photography director, is a 2008 Mass Communications graduate with an emphasis in photojournalism.

Justin Ullyott, project videographer and editor, is a 2008 Mass Communications and Film studies graduate from Langdon, N.D.

Andrew Soucek, project videographer and editor, is a 2008 Mass Communications and Film Studies graduate from Litchfield, Minn.

Ingeborg Lier Buhoit, photo editor, photographer and multimedia, was an exchange student last year from Hammer, Norway.

Amy Learn, writer and photographer, is a 2008 Mass Communications graduate from Dickinson, N.D.

Christopher Huber, photo editor, photographer, multimedia and design, is a 2009 Mass Communications graduate from Huron, S.D. [Chris accepted the award for the Magazine.]

Penny Kelley, photo editor, photographer, multimedia and design, is a Mass Communications graduate.
Jennifer Hilbrands, graphic designer and multimedia, received degrees in Mass Communications and Graphic Communications in 2008. She’s from Perham, Minn.

Matthew Darrell Johnson, photo editor, photographer and multimedia, is a 2008 Mass Communications graduate with emphases in photography and photojournalism. He’s from Fargo, N.D.

Stacy Campbell, writer and photographer, is a 2008 Mass Communications graduate with a photojournalism emphasis. She’s originally from Springdale, Ark.

Dag Opedal, photo editor, photographer and multimedia, was an exchange student last year from Odda, Norway.

Sarah Wheatley, photo editor, photographer and multimedia, is a 2009 Mass Communications graduate from Lake Elmo, Minn.

Ian Helling, photo editor, photographer and multimedia, is a Mass Communications graduate with an emphasis in photojournalism. He’s from Deer River, Minn.
Patrick Winkle, writer, is a 2008 Mass Communications graduate from Northome, Minn.

Luke J. Hagen, writer, is a 2008 Mass Communications graduate from Alexandria, Minn.

Matthew Christian Johnson, photo editor, photographer and multimedia, is a 2008 Mass Communications graduate with an emphasis in photojournalism. He’s from Moorhead.