• Campus News awarded First Place by both SPJ and NDPC for Second Straight Year
  • Horizonlins.org wins First Place in NBNA Awards
  • “Doing It Downtown” Wins Awards for First Time
  • “Inspired By Nature” Wins Best Documentary Award
  • Society for Professional Journalists 2010 MSUM Winners

 

CAMPUS NEWS AWARDED FIRST PLACE BY BOTH SPJ, NDPC FOR 2ND STRAIGHT YEAR
The Society for Professional Journalists and the North Dakota Professional Communicators have given first place honors to MSUM’s Campus News in the student newscast category. This is the second consecutive year Campus News has won first place in those contests.

The Society for Professional Journalists (SPJ) Mark of Excellence Awards for Region 6 includes the states of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. First place winners in each category advance to the national round of judging.

The North Dakota Professional Communicators (NDPC) College Contest includes all the colleges North Dakota, Minnesota State University Moorhead and Concordia College, Moorhead.

Campus News airs weekly on Prairie Public Television at 7:00 AM during the spring semester. One of the winning newscasts can be found on YouTube.

In addition, several students received individual awards from SPJ, NDPC and the Northwest Broadcast News Association. In all, MSUM broadcasting students received 40 awards, 15 of them for first place.

 

HORIZONLINES.ORG WINS 1ST PLACE IN NBNA AWARDS
Horizonlines.org won first place in the student website category in the Northwest Broadcast News Association’s (NBNA) Eric Sevareid Awards. This is the first time Horizonlines has won first place in that competition. The NBNA region includes universities located in the states of Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Nebraska.

Horizonlines.org is an online magazine produced each spring by the students in MSUM’s Journalism Workshop class. The winning issue is titled “Following the Harvest: From Passing Through to Planting Roots.” It is about the history of the beet harvest and migrant workers that worked the fields. This award-winning magazine can be found at: http://www.horizonlines.org/volume9/index.html

The online magazine won 10 awards total in the NBNA, NDPC, and SPJ contents, bringing the total regional and national awards the magazine has won to 60.

 
“DOING IT DOWNTOWN” WINS AWARD FOR 1ST TIME ”
“Doing It Downtown,” the newest online publication in the mass communications department, entered the SPJ contest for the first time and brought home three awards. “Doing It Downtown” is published daily as a class project of Deneen Gilmour’s MC 405/Writing for the Web class.

• Zach Kobrinsky/”Doing It Downtown” won first in feature photography for his photo story, “Downtown up close and personal.”
• Katie Hamness/”Doing It Downtown” won second in online feature reporting for “Trash that dress.”
• Kobrinsky/”Doing It Downtown” won third in online feature reporting for “Extreme hipster makeover.”

 
“INSPIRED BY NATURE” WINS BEST DOCUMENTARY AWARD
Inspired by Nature, a 2010 television documentary produced in the broadcast documentary class at MSUM and broadcast on Prairie Public Television, won first place in the student documentary category in the Northwest Broadcast News Association’s Eric Sevareid Awards. This is the second straight year the documentary class has won first place in the NBNA Awards.

 
SOCIETY FOR PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS  2010 MSUM WINNERS
Online Feature Reporting
1st: Horizonlines.org – Taaren Haak, Alex Norberg, Ben Sailer & Misty Irving
2nd: Trash that dress – Katie Hamness
3rd: Extreme Hipster Makeover –  Zach Kobrinsky

Online In-Depth Reporting
1st: Horizonlines.org – Kristine Kostuck, Ben Sailer & Andrew Gottenborg

Feature Photography
1st: Downtown, up close and personal: a photographic saga – Zach Kobrinsky
2nd: Immigration Reform Rally –Jesse Trelstad

Best All-Around Television Newscast
1st: Campus News

Television Feature
2nd: The Nester – Nathan Matson

Television Feature Photography
1st: Be Square – Dylan Jacobson
2nd: The Nester – Nathan Matson

Television General News Reporting
1st: Weather Woes – Daniel Bartholomay
2nd: Sorority Sandbaggers – Kit Cross

Television Breaking News Reporting
1st: Tornado Aftermath – Kelsey Roseth

Television In-Depth Reporting
2nd: Inspired by Nature – Nathan Matson, Kathryn Anderson, Cole Ryg & John Rian
3rd: The Remedy- Nathan Matson

Television News Photography
1st: The Remedy – Nathan Matson & Dylan Jacobson
3rd: Sorority Sandbaggers – Kit Cross

Television Sports Photography
1st: Go Pink With Dragons – Cole Ryg
2nd: Derby Girl – Kit Cross

Television Sports Reporting
2nd: Derby Girl – Kit Cross

 
NORTHWEST BROADCAST NEWS ASSOCIATION ERICK SEVAREID AWARDS, MSUM WINNERS

Documentary/Special
1st – Inspired by Nature

Soft Feature
Award of Merit – LaurelLee Loftsgard, Kids Improv

Spot News
1st – Tornado Aftermath – Kelsey Roseth, Tornado Aftermath

Website
1st – www.horizonlines.org

 

NORTH DAKOTA PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATORS COLLEGE CONTEST MSUM WINNERS
Print

News Writing
3rd (tie) – Matthew Beckman ,The Advocate, “Photographer deals with work tragedy”

Feature Story
HM – Matthew Lech, The Advocate, “Psychic connects with Michael Jackson on campus”

Special Articles
1st – Rachel Leingang, Kelsie O’Keefe, Charly Haley, The Advocate, “2011 Dille grant
student recipients”
2nd – Kelsie O’Keefe, The Advocate, “University saves $400,000 in energy costs; Carbon
neutral house will lead the way; Design sustainable shutters or blinds and win $3,000”

Personality Profile
3rd – Rachel Leingang, The Advocate, “Student designs video game for BFA program”

Personal Column
2nd – Matthew Lech, The Advocate, “Hard hat and a sickle; Let Egypt decide; Humans
are stupid as well”

Sports Writing
2nd – Michael Smith, The Advocate, “Athletic training”

Review
3rd – Matthew Beckman, The Advocate, “Halo Reach holds significance for fans, lacks for others”

Personal Essay
2nd – Matthew Lech, The Advocate, “On the art of personality”
3rd – Rachel Leingang, The Advocate, “Lessons can be learned from ‘Tiger Moms'”

Publication regularly edited by entrant
2nd – The Advocate, editor Rachel Leingang

Photo essay
1st – Jesse Trelstad, Horizonlines.org, “Immigration Reform Rally”

Broadcasting

General TV News Reporting
2nd – Alison Vorhees, Campus News, “Corrick Center closes”

On-the-scene News Reporting
1st – Kit Cross, Campus News, “Sorority sandbaggers”
2nd – Kelsey Roseth, KVRR-TV, “Tornado aftermath”
HM – Daniel Bartholomay, Campus News, “Mayville demolition”

Investigative/In-depth Report
1st – Nathan Matson, Campus News, “The remedy”
2nd – Andrew Tichy, Campus News, “UND nickname change”
3rd – Daniel Bartholomay, Campus News, “Seminary closes”
HM – Kallyn Klein, Campus News, “Renter frustrations”

TV Feature Reporting
1st – Nathan Matson, Campus News, “The nester”
HM – Dylan Jacobson, Campus News, “Be square”

General Sports Reporting
3rd – Kristi Larson, Campus News, “Family comes first”

Feature Sports Reporting
2nd – Robert Swansen, Campus News, “1,000-point pair”
3rd – Kit Cross, Campus News, “Derby girl”

News Program
1st – Campus News

TV News Photography
1st – Kit Cross, Campus News, “Sorority sandbaggers”
3rd – Lezlie Johnson, Campus News, “Firefighter training”
HM – Dylan Jacobson and Nathan Matson, Campus News, “The remedy”

TV Feature Photography
1st – Nathan Matson, Campus News, “The nester”
2nd – Dylan Jacobson, Campus News, “Be square”
3rd – Cole Ryg, Campus News, “Hippology training”

TV Sports Photography
2nd – Kit Cross, Campus News, “Derby girl”
3rd – Patrick Conteh, Campus News, “Relay record”

Television Electronic News Graphics
1st – Ben Kuehne, Campus News, “College stress; Lego robotics; Staying in App”

Web Page Design
1st – Mike Smith, Horizonlines.org, “Following the Harvest: from passing through to planting roots”

Writing for the Web
1st – Kristine Kostuck, Horizonlines.org, “Bee farming in California and North Dakota: Passion brings culture and sweets”
3rd – Ben Sailer, Horizonlines.org, “Beet harvesting process, Elsa Zamora, Mujeres Unidas”

Website Edited by Entrant
1st – Megan Nitschke, Horizonlines.org, “Following the Harvest: from passing through to
planting roots”