Campus News students with NBNA Awards (left to right: LaurelLee Loftsgard, C.J. Pierre, Daniel Ziebol, Macey Egeland, Rebecca Lebak, Kiara Murphy, Chase Miller, Collin Boyles, Ezra Van Den Einde, Robert Swansen, Aaron Quanbeck (Campus News Program Director)

Campus News students win NBNA, SPJ, and NATAS awards

The Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Society for Professional Journalists and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Upper Midwest Chapter have recognized the work of several students involved with MSUM’s Campus News program with broadcasting awards. The winners were announced in Minneapolis as part of the Midwest Journalism Conference.

MSUM took home more NBNA Eric Sevareid Awards than any other college in the contest. The Campus News Sportscast took first place in the college sportscast category. Two students won multiple awards in the competition. Robert Swansen took home two first place awards, one for broadcast writing and the other for sports reporting. Kelsey Roseth took first place in the hard feature category and received an award of merit in the General News category.

Campus News students also won several awards in The Society for Professional Journalists (SPJ) Mark of Excellence Awards, including first place in the both the TV News and Feature Photography categories. SPJ 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.

Students hold up MSUM’s many SPJ Awards (left to right: Lane Zyvoloski, Charly Haley, Jessica Fleming)

Two Campus News students also won Crystal Pillar Awards in the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Upper Midwest Chapter Student Awards of Excellence. Robert Swansen won in the writing category and Cole Ryg won in the Photography category.

Campus News airs weekly on Prairie Public Television at 7:00 a.m. during the spring semester and is repeated on the cable access channels in both Fargo and Moorhead. Watch one of the winning newscasts. wins first place in NBNA awards once again won first place in the student website category in the Northwest Broadcast News Association’s (NBNA) Eric Sevareid Awards. This is the second year in a row that 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. Students involved with also earned three awards in the SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards. is an online magazine produced each spring by the students in MSUM’s Journalism Workshop class. The winning issue is titled “Living a Lifetime: Caring Through the End.” It is about the Hospice program and how it serves those nearing the end of their lives. This award-winning magazine can be found online.

Northwest Broadcast News Association Eric Sevareid awards MSUM winners

1st – Campus News Sportscast from 4-30-11

Sports Reporting
1st- A Sprinter\\\’s Story

1st –

Robert Swansen displays his NATAS Crystal Pillar Award

Broadcast Writing
1st- Robert Swansen Compilation

Hard Feature
1st- Kelsey Roseth, U of M Sandbaggers
Award of Merit, Alison Voorhees, NDSU Professor Sandbags

Soft Feature
Award of Merit – Kim Kressin, High Heel Walk

General Reporting
Award of Merit – Kelsey Roseth, Get on the Bus

Society for Professional Journalists 2011 MSUM Winners

Online Feature Reporting
2nd: – John Enger

Online In-Depth Reporting
3rd: – Kelsie O’Keefe

Feature Photography
3rd: – Chris Franz

General News Photography
1st: Advocate – Jessica Flemming

Feature Writing
2nd: Advocate – Charly Haley

Editorial Cartooning
1st: Advocate – Grant Ertl

General Column Writing
2nd: Advocate – Matt Lech

Best All-Around Television Newscast
2nd: Campus News

Television Feature
3rd: Sand Madala – Lane Zyvoloski

Television Feature Photography
1st: Sign Language Workshop – Poonam Gurdhar
2nd: Sand Mandala – Kaitlyn Teske

Television News Photography
1st: NDSU Professor Sandbags – Cole Ryg

Television Sports Reporting
3rd: MSUM Spring Football – C.J. Pierre

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Upper Midwest Chapter Student
Awards of Excellence

A Sprinter’s Story – Robert Swansen

Hippology Training at NDSU – Cole Ryg