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UTVS and Mass Communications Department Win Big!

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Professor Mark Mills with UTVS news directors Jennifer Austin and Lindsey Branwall and their awards for Emmy for Best College Newscast in the Nation, 2012

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Congratulations to UTVS and the Mass Communications Department for winning a record 32 awards this year for its TV news, sports, and public affairs programming! UTVS is the Mass Comm Department’s student-run TV station and the national awards are especially significant because it competed with many much larger schools and won. UTVS News took home an Emmy from the American Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for the second time. They won the last Emmy for "Best College Newscast in the Nation" in 2007. UTVS Sports (Husky Productions) also won big, taking 1st Place for "Best TV Sports Event Production in the Nation" in the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) national competition. Last year a UTVS Sports production won the prestigious “Best of Festival” award at BEA, which means it beat out over 900 other productions and won in ALL the competition categories, not just sports.

UTVS Advisor and Mass Communications Department Chair Mark Mills said "This just shows what a lot of hard work and dedication can accomplish, especially with the news awards. We are the only university I know of that does three full 30 minute newscasts a day, five days a week and we were competing with some schools that do one newscast a week." Professor Mills also cited the other UTVS Advisor and Husky Productions Chief Engineer, Derrick Silvestri, for his "incredible expertise, dedication, and hard work" and said he was a big reason they won so many awards for both news and sports. Among the other major awards they won are:

  1. Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) - 1st Place Best Online News
  2. Broadcast Education Association (BEA) - 1st Place Best TV Newscast in the Nation
  3. College Broadcasters Inc. (CBI) - 1st Place Best TV Newscast in the Nation
  4. American Academy of TV Arts and Sciences (Upper Midwest Chapter) - 1st Place Best TV Newscast in the Nation
  5. American Academy of TV Arts and Sciences (National) - 2nd Place Best TV Newscast in the Nation
  6. Northwest Broadcast News Association (NBNA) - 1st Place Best Newscast in the six state NBNA area
  7. Sports Video Group (SVG) - 1st Place Best Live Game and Event
  8. College Broadcasters Inc. (CBI) - 1st Place Best TV Sports Programming in the Nation
  9. American Academy of TV Arts and Sciences (Upper Midwest Chapter)
    • 1st Place Best Community Public Affairs Programming
    • 1st Place Best General Assignment Reporting
    • 1st Place Best Sports Program

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