News Release

UTVS wins big

Monday, April 22, 2013

UTVS student journalist Julia Allen with her 2013 awards.

   

In just a few days in April, St. Cloud State University’s UTVS Television earned more than 25 awards from the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), Northwest Broadcast News Association (NBNA), Broadcast Education Association (BEA) and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ (NATAS) Upper Midwest Chapter.

Included among the awards were 15 first place honors and a Best of Festival award during the BEA Festival of Arts for Husky Productions.

“It was a great year for the whole crew and the awards we received are great to look back on and prove how successful this season was,” said Husky Productions producer, Matt Szymanski, Sauk Rapids. “I couldn't ask for a better crew to work with. This season will be a memory that will last a lifetime.”

UTVS is the student-run station that broadcasts on Charter Cable channel 21. UTVS' Husky Productions division manages broadcasts of men's and women's Husky Hockey games on Charter channel 87.

Julia Allen, a senior mass communications major from Big Lake, was a key news team member named in six first place awards (eight awards total) while UTVS News director Lindsey Branwall, Shakopee, claimed three individual first place awards. Branwall also led UTVS News along with fellow news director Leah Carr, New Prague, to two first place awards.

"I couldn't be more proud of our journalism and Husky Production students for winning all these awards,” said Mark Mills, Department of Mass Communications chairman. “It is a testament to all their hard work and dedication to journalism and TV production. I know they will all do well in their careers."

Besides its Best of Festival recognition, Husky Productions took first place for sports photography and live coverage.

"These men and women worked there tails off day in and day out to deliver the highest quality production possible, these awards validate their tireless efforts,” said Brian Stanley, executive producer of Husky Productions and one of only two paid professionals on the Husky Productions staff.  “I couldn't be more proud of our HP team."

UTVS Awards

2nd

Television Newscast (3 days per week or less)

Staff - UTVS News En Español

3rd

Television Newscast (4 or 5 days per week)

Staff - UTVS News

3rd

TV Sports Talent

Alec Ausmus

Best of Festival

Sports

Staff - Husky Productions

Honorable Mention

Studio (multi-cam or live-to-tape)

Staff - Husky Mag

1st

News: General Assignment - Serious News

Julia Allen, Justin Haugesag - Tom Decker Funeral

1st

News: General Assignment - Light News

Julia Allen - Matt Bishop: My View From the Bench

1st

Sports

Lindsey Branwall - Beyond the Vanishing Point - SCSU Football

1st

Sports: Live Event

Staff - Husky Productions

1st

Talent

Natalie Davis

1st

Spot News

Julia Allen, Justin Haugesag - Tom Decker Funeral

1st

Sportscast/Program

Staff - Husky Productions

1st

Newscast

Staff – UTVS News

1st

Series

Leah Carr, Alyssa Chrisinger, Julia Allen, Justin Haugesag - Tom Decker Series

1st

Investigative

Lindsey Branwall - Refusal of Public Safety Makes Students Feel Unsafe

Award of Merit

Sportscast/Program

Staff Husky Mag

Award of Merit

Broadcast Writing

Alyssa Tryggeseth - A Brighter Tomorrow

Award of Merit

Soft Feature

Julia Allen - Matt Bishop: My View From the Bench

1st

Television Sports Photography

Husky Productions

1st

Television General News Reporting

Lindsey Branwall - Public Saftey Leaves Students Unsafe

1st

Television News Photography

Julia Allen, Justin Haugesag - A Fallen Officer Put to Rest

1st

Best All-Around TV Newscast

Staff – UTVS Staff

1st

Television In-Depth Reporting

Leah Carr, Alyssa Chrisinger, Julia Allen, Justin Haugesag - Tom Decker Series

2nd

Television Sports Reporting

Matt Szymanski - Husky Productions: Strive for the Cup

3rd

Television Feature Reporting

Julia Allen - Matt Bishop: My View From the Bench

3rd

Television Sports Reporting

Lindsey Branwall - Beyond the Vanishing Point - SCSU Football

 

 

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