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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.

The Advocate, Doing It Downtown win numerous SPJ awards

Posted on April 21, 2017

The MSUM Advocate brought home more than a dozen Society of Professional Journalist (SPJ) awards recently. The student run newspaper was named a finalist for Best All Around Student Newspaper, while many individuals took home awards.

The awards were presented to Editor Kayleigh Omang at Region 6 SPJ conference in Bloomington, Minn.

The region includes colleges from North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Iowa.  Read the rest of this entry →

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 →

MSUM exchange student named finalist in both TV news and TV sports photography

Posted on August 26, 2014

The Society of Professional Journalists selected Stian Michalsen, a Norwegian exchange student who studied at Minnesota State University Moorhead during the spring semester of 2013, as a national finalist in both television news and television sports photography. Read the rest of this entry →

Beth Bednar speaks about her book “Dead Air – The Disappearance of Jodi Huisentruit”

Posted on April 11, 2012

Who should attend: Students, faculty, staff
What:
Beth Bednar, former KAAL-TV news anchor, will speak about her experience as an anchor, as well as her recently published book “Dead Air — The Disappearance of Jodi Huisentruit.”
When:
Today at 9:30 a.m.
Where:
Mass Communications Lounge (262 MacLean Hall)
Why:
To learn about the career of a news anchor and the Huisentruit case

Sponsored by MSUM Society of Professional Journalists
Plus, free coffee and cookies; it’s the last SPJ event of the year.

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 →

SPJ announces 2009 Mark of Excellence national winners


Posted on May 05, 2010

The Society of Professional Journalists announced the national winners of the 2009 Mark of Excellence Awards, recognizing collegiate work published or broadcasted during 2009. This year, student journalists submitted more than 3,600 entries.

“Regardless of what else is happening in the industry, college students across the country are continuing to embrace journalism, and these Mark of Excellence winners reflect some of their best work,” SPJ Vice President of Campus Chapter Affairs Neil Ralston said. “These students are excited about journalism, and they understand that a strong press is vital to our nation’s future.” Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Students Earn National Journalism Awards

Posted on May 15, 2009

MSU Moorhead students had one national winner and five finalists in the Society of Professional Journalists 2008 Mark of Excellence Awards, recognizing collegiate work published or broadcasted during 2008. This year, student journalists submitted more than 3,600 entries in 39 categories.

“These Mark of Excellence Awards winners are some of the best journalists coming out of colleges today.” said Neil Ralston, SPJ’s Vice President for Campus Chapter Affairs. “I believe they represent a lot of hope for the future of journalism in America, and SPJ is honored to recognize them for their excellent work.”

National winners and finalists were previously recognized by receiving first place in one of the SPJ’s 12 regional competitions. Each first place regional winner advanced to the national competition.

Only three other schools received more awards than MSUM, including Arizona State University, 10; University of Maryland, 7; University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 7; and MSUM with 6.

MSUM’s national winners are Kyle Johnson, Detroit Lakes, and Christopher Flynn, West Fargo, N.D., in the category Television News Photography for “Energy Drinks” for MSUM’s Campus News.

National finalists ranked in the top three in the country. MSUM’s national finalists are:

Nathan Matson, Twin Valley, was a national finalist in two categories: Radio Feature for “Bio-diesel bus” and Radio In-depth Reporting for “Ethanol Parts 1 and 2”, both for Prairie Public Radio.

Lee Morris, a 2008 English/mass communications graduate from Moorhead, in the category Magazine Non-Fiction Article for “Silent Scourge” for Minnesota Monthly.

Tyson Kuznia, in Feature Photography, for “Florian, MN” for horizonlines.org. He’s from Argyle.

Tim Gerszewski, a 2008 MSUM graduate from Mayville, N.D., in Television Feature Photography for “Earth Day” for Campus News. Read the rest of this entry →

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