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Campus News named national SPJ finalist

Posted on June 15, 2017

Campus News was named a Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) 2016 Mark of Excellence national finalist in the Best All-Around Television Newscast category.

Watch the winning newscast: Campus News 4-30-16.

Campus News is a collaborative learning project where faculty and industry professionals mentor students to produce a weekly television program that airs on Prairie Public Television. MSUM’s Campus News is broadcast into the homes of more than a million people via Prairie Public Television. The 30-minute newscast includes local, regional and national stories, and is written, reported, photographed, edited, anchored and produced by students.

Campus News named national finalist in SPJ 2016 Mark of Excellence awards

Posted on June 12, 2017

Campus News was named a Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) 2016 Mark of Excellence national finalist in the Best All-Around Television Newscast category.

Watch the winning newscast: Campus News 4-30-16.

Campus News is a collaborative learning project where faculty and industry professionals mentor students to produce a weekly television program that airs on Prairie Public Television. MSUM’s Campus News is broadcast into the homes of more than a million people via Prairie Public Television. The 30-minute newscast includes local, regional and national stories, and is written, reported, photographed, edited, anchored and produced by students.

Campus News named best college newscast by Society of Professional Journalists for third straight year

Posted on April 07, 2017

For the third year in a row, the Society of Professional Journalists has named MSUM’s Campus News the winner in the student newscast category in its annual Mark of Excellence Region 6 Awards. In addition, Campus News students earned twelve individual awards in six different television categories, more than any other school in the region.

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

The Program Director for Campus News, Aaron Quanbeck, said that having SPJ name Campus News as the best college newscast for the third straight year says a lot about the dedication of the students. “This award is hard enough to win once, much less three times in a row,” said Quanbeck, “and it takes students who are willing to put in the hard work and long hours to make that possible.”  Read the rest of this entry →

Campus News story on FM Autism Support Group airing Feb. 25

Posted on February 24, 2017

Campus News will be doing a story on the FM Autism Support Group that is run by Rachel Stotts from the SLHS department the collaboration with the MSUM students from the Speech/Language/Hearing Sciences program. The story will run on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 7:30 a.m. on Prairie Public television.

Campus News named best college newscast by both SPJ and MBJA

Posted on April 16, 2015

The Society for Professional Journalists and the Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association have both given first place honors to MSUM’s Campus News in the student newscast category. Read the rest of this entry →

Student journalists, broadcasters bring home honors

Posted on June 04, 2014

Fifteen students and two mass communications classes took home 25 awards at the 2014 North Dakota Professional Communicators (NDPC) College Communications Contest, held on May 9.

The NDPC contest is devoted to the advancement of student communicators by recognizing their work in communications throughout the year. A total of 85 awards were presented in 34 categories.

MSUM student winners: Read the rest of this entry →

Journalism students win multiple awards in regional contests

Posted on April 08, 2014

Three Campus News Stories Move On to National SPJ Contest

Three stories from Campus News, MSUM’s student produced newscast, were named as winners in the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards. Stien Michalsen, a photographer for Campus News last spring, won in both the television news photography and the television sports photography categories. Collin Boyles, a 2013 graduate, was the winner in the television sports reporting category. The stories won in SPJ Region 6, which includes the states of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. They now move on to compete in the national SPJ contest, which includes twelve regions across the United States. In all, Campus News took home 10 television awards, more than any other school in the contest. Campus News also took all the awards in the television photography categories. The winners were announced at the Midwest Journalism Conference in Minneapolis. Read the rest of this entry →

Campus News receives honorable mention

Posted on March 13, 2014

MSUM’s Campus News received an honorable mention from the Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts, a competitive festival open to BEA individual faculty and student members. Campus News won in the category for television newscasts that air three days per week or less. Separate competitions for faculty and students cover the range from dramatic narratives, through non-fiction documentary and news to the frontiers of interactive multimedia. Read the rest of this entry →

Alum featured on “House Hunters” Saturday

Posted on October 11, 2013

“House Hunters,” one of HGTV’s most well-known shows, recently featured Lindsay (Hartmann) Hample and her husband, Ryan. Lindsay, a 2005 graduate of MSUM, majored in mass communications and loved anchoring on Campus News and playing on the conference champion women’s basketball team. Lindsay also serves as the vice president of the MSUM Alumni Foundation Board of Directors.

While in the process of finding a new home in the Twin Cities area, Lindsay and Ryan were encouraged by their realtor to fill out an online application for the show. Only 45 minutes after Ryan clicked “Submit,” they received the exhilarating news that they were to be the next couple featured on the popular TV program.

“The experience was a lot of fun,” Lindsay said. “The crew was amazing to work with and made the process an enjoyable one.” Read the rest of this entry →

Mass Communications students win multiple awards in regional contests

Posted on May 02, 2013

left to right: Kyle Wahlberg, Stian Michalsen, Macy Egeland, Ezra Van Den Einde, Carly Lehmkuhl, Kenny Buck, Rebecca Lebak, Collin Boyles, Chelsey Smith

Campus News Wins NATAS Award in College Newscast Category, wins most of the SPJ Awards

Campus News, MSUM’s student produced newscast, took home a Crystal Pillar Award in the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Upper Midwest Chapter Student Awards of Excellence in the newscast category. Campus News was the only newscast honored with a Crystal Pillar out of six nominees from five different schools. The NATAS-Upper Midwest region includes Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and western Wisconsin.

Two students also won Crystal Pillars for individual news stories. LaurelLee Loftsgard won in the Light News category for “Toy Train Collectors” and Robert Swansen won in the photographer category for “The Advocate.” Recipients were announced at a ceremony on Sunday at the Theaters at Mall of America. Read the rest of this entry →

Mass communications students and alumni received awards at SPJ conference

Posted on April 11, 2012

Mass communications students and alumni from The Advocate, Campus News and Horizonlines.org received awards at the Society of Professional Journalists conference in Bloomington, Minn.

The Advocate:
Grant Ertl, 1st place, Editorial Cartooning
Jessica Fleming, 1st place, General News Photography
Matt Lech, 2nd place, General Column Writing
Charly Haley, 2nd place, Feature Writing Read the rest of this entry →

Mass communications students win multiple awards in regional contests

Posted on April 09, 2012

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. Read the rest of this entry →

Campus News reporter named finalist in national contest

Posted on September 19, 2011

Lane Zyvoloski, an MSUM junior and a Campus News reporter last spring, has been named a national finalist in the College Broadcasters Inc. National Student Production Contest. College Broadcasters, Inc. is a national organization that represents students involved in radio, television, webcasting and other related media. Her piece titled “Mandala” is one of four finalists in the Best News Reporting category. Senior Kaitlyn Teske was the photographer for the report. Read the rest of this entry →

Campus News wins NATAS Student Award for Excellence

Posted on August 22, 2011

Campus News, MSUM’s student-produced television newscast, won a Student Television Award for Excellence in the newscast category over the weekend at the National Academy of Arts and Sciences Upper Midwest Chapter awards gala in Minneapolis. Campus News airs weekly on Prairie Public Television during the spring semester. In addition, three students won individual awards:

  • Kelsey Roseth – News: General Assignment – “Get on the Bus”
  • Lane Zyvoloski – Arts & Entertainment/Cultural Affairs – “Tibetan Monk Sand Mandala”
  • Kim Kressin – Writing – “Kim Kressin Composite”

MSUM picked up more awards than any other school. Read the rest of this entry →

Mass Comm students win multiple awards in regional contests

Posted on April 12, 2011
  • 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. Read the rest of this entry →

First in the nation

Posted on February 23, 2011

Inspired by Nature, a 2010 television documentary produced in the broadcast documentary class at MSUM and broadcast on Prairie Public Television, was selected as the best student television documentary by the Broadcast Education Association in the national competition.

In the student television newscast category, MSUM’s Campus News program, broadcast on Prairie Public Television, won third place nationally.

Nathan Matson, the student producer for both programs, will accept the awards at a Best of Festival high definition screening and awards ceremony at the Broadcast Education Association’s national convention in Las Vegas on April 11.

The BEA Festival of Media Arts is an international refereed exhibition of faculty creative activities and a national showcase for student work. The winners for 2011 were selected from a pool of 913 entries from 142 colleges and universities. Read the rest of this entry →

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