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Student media earns awards

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

UTVS NATAS award winners

UTVS award winners at the College Student Production Awards, hosted by the Upper Midwest Emmy Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).

UTVS NATAS award winners Nick Minock, Cloquet Natalie Davis, Topeka, Kan. From left are Alyssa Tryggeseth, Big Lake, Emilio Ramos-De Jesus, Princeton, executive producer, and Emily Haeg, Andover. 

St. Cloud State's student-run television station and radio station earned a shelf-full of awards at recent ceremonies in the Twins Cities.

Ceremonies were at the March 28-29 Midwest Journalism Conference and the March 30 College Student Production Awards, hosted by the Upper Midwest Emmy Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).

Notably, St. Cloud State students earned six Eric Severeid Awards from the Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association, six Mark of Excellence Awards from Region 6 of the Society of Professional Journalists, 13 Minnesota Associated Press (AP) awards and seven NATAS awards.

KVSC 88.1 FM's 13 AP honors were tops among college stations. 

UTVS and Husky Productions staff members won more NATAS awards than students from University of Minnesota, University of North Dakota, Wartburg College and University of St. Thomas, among others.

St. Cloud State’s NATAS award recipients are:

Best Newscast

UTVS News en Español

  • Emilio Ramos-De Jesus, Princeton, executive producer
  • Emily Haeg, Andover, associate producer
  • Alyssa Tryggeseth, Big Lake, associate producer
  • Derrick Silvestri ’06, advisor

Best General Assignment Serious News Stories

St. Cloud State students earned three of four awards in this category.

911 Emergency

  • Natalie Davis, Topeka, Kan., reporter/photographer/editor

Feeding the Hungry

  • Natalie Davis, Topeka, Kan., reporter/photographer/editor

Rocori High School Shooting: Ten Years Later

  • Nick Minock, Cloquet, executive producer/reporter
  • Vicki Ikeogu, Cold Spring, associate producer

Best Sports Stories

St. Cloud State students earned one of three awards in this category.

Ben Hanowski: A Captain’s Journey

  • Chelsea Johnson, Bemidji, editor/producer
  • Dani Grand, Mound, reporter

Best Live Sports Event

St. Cloud State students earned one of two awards in this category.

Men’s Husky Hockey vs. Union College - Husky Productions

  • Alex Clysdale, Eagan, producer
  • Nicole Cunningham, Shakopee, associate producer
  • Mitch McDermott, Minneapolis, director
  • Brian Stanley ’93, advisor

Best Writing

Girlfriend of Murdered Greenfield Man Speaks Out

  • Nick Minock, Cloquet, executive producer/reporter

UTVS Television broadcasts on Charter Cable channel 21. Facilities include two production studios, three sports venues, two production control rooms, a central equipment room, media room, master control center and twelve editing suites. UTVS produces a dozen regular programs. Meet the management team.

The station's Husky Productions (HP) division manages 1080i high-definition (HD) broadcasts of men's and women's Husky Hockey games on Charter channels 823 (HD) and 426 (analog). Meet the HP production crew and talent.

UTVS is accepting applications for staff positions through April 14.

KVSC 88.1 FM is St. Cloud State's 16,500-watt educational public radio station.

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