Student media rank high
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Student-run media outlets at St. Cloud State – UTVS-TV, KVSC 88.1FM and the University Chronicle – collected honors this spring in national, regional and state competitions.
Broadcast Educators Association Awards
UTVS and its Husky Mag and Husky Productions entries received three of only 17 top Broadcast Educators Association awards at this year’s Festival of Media Arts in Las Vegas.
Junior Joel Larsen of Morris and sophomore Jordan Austin of Apple Valley won first place in the studio competition for their work with Husky Mag, a weekly show on University and high school sports. Seniors Kristina Perreault of Hugo and Scott Wittrock of Waseca received first place for their music video, “The Run,” viewable at vimeo.com/wittrock. Junior Justin Maas of New Hope and senior Gwen Siewert of Lake City placed second, along with the entire crew, for studio production.
Mark of Excellence Awards
The Region 6 Society of Professional Journalists, which includes chapters in Minnesota, Wisconsin and North and South Dakota, conferred six Mark of Excellence Awards on St. Cloud State media and students.
Minnesota Associated Press Broadcasters Awards
KVSC 88.1FM garnered four of the 2008 Associated Press awards handed out in March. Honorees were senior Aaron Bjorkstrand of Burnsville, “Rage Against Abuse,” best in show; senior Jenna Wundrow of Jim Falls, Wis., “SCSU Recycling Program: ‘Green or Guilty?’,” first in documentary/investigative competition; Bjorkstrand, “Husky Hockey Review,” first in sports reporting; and juniors Peter Tomala of Columbia Heights and Patrick Sullivan of Kasson, “Husky Sports Friday,” honorable mention in sports reporting.