Student News Competition

Competition Chairs:
Mary Blue, Tulane University (Student Television: Hard News Competition)
Peter Casella, University of North Florida (Student Television: Feature News Competition)
Kathy Heuston, Austin Peay State University (Student Newscast and Talent Competitions)
Dina Ibrahim, San Francisco State University (Student Radio Competitions)


BEA Best of Festival King Foundation Awards

Television Newscast Competition

Arizona State University, “Cronkite NewsWatch” (view)

Television Reporting Competition

Michael Rodriguez, Kelly Brennan, Daniel Lannon, Jacob Wershing, & Joe Flannery
Ohio University, “Beyond the Game: Never Forget Kiss 45″
(view)

Radio Reporting Competition

Dave Herd, Brigham Young University, “Marching Band” (listen)


Television: Newscast Category

1st Place
Arizona State University, “Cronkite NewsWatch” (view)

2nd Place
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, “Carolina Week” (view)

3rd Place
Elon University, “Phoenix14News” (view)


Radio: Newscast Category

1st Place
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, “Carolina Connection” (listen)

2nd Place
Southern Utah University, “Friday Journal”
(listen)


Television: Feature News Reporting Category

1st Place
Michael Rodriguez, Kelly Brennan, Daniel Lannon, Jacob Wershing, & Joe Flannery, Ohio University, “Beyond the Game: Never Forget Kiss 45” (view)

2nd Place
Dan Sullivan, Penn State University, “Traband” (view)

3rd Place (Tie)
Rachid Haoues, Penn State University, “Crows” (view)

3rd Place (Tie)
Maxine Park, Arizona State University, “Drive-Thru Prayer Stand” (view)

Honorable Mention
Tim Barber, Elon University, “Loaves and Fishes” (view)

Honorable Mention
Grant C. Beaudette, University of Montana, “Squash-Off” (view)

Honorable Mention
Amber Dixon, Arizona State University, “Harmonica Therapy” (view)

Honorable Mention
Matt Gittins, Brigham Young University, “SASS” (view)

Honorable Mention
Josh Guest, Brigham Young University, “Unicycle” (view)

Honorable Mention
Brian D. McBride, Arizona State University, “80-Year-Old-Bowler” (view)


Radio: Feature News Reporting Category

1st Place
Dave Herd, Brigham Young University, “Marching Band”
(listen)

2nd Place
William Gorham, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, “Panhandler Faces Challenge”
(listen)

3rd Place (Tie)
Daniel Cherry, University Of Alabama, “Feral Pigs”
(listen)

3rd Place (Tie)
Andrew Ritchey, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, “Facial Hair”
(listen)


Television: Hard News Reporting Category

1st Place
Lindsey Reiser, Arizona State University, “Repatriation Flights” (view)

2nd Place
Liz Mckernan, Arizona State University, “Right to Light” (view)

3rd Place
Toby Phillips, Arizona State University, “NSM March” (view)

Honorable Mention
Rafael Carranza, Arizona State University, “Swine Flu in Border Schools” (view)

Honorable Mention
Zlatko Filipovic, Southern Illinois University – Carbondale, “Iced Out” (view)

Honorable Mention
Rachid Haoues, Penn State University, “G20” (view)

Honorable Mention
Brian D. McBride, Arizona State University, “Horsetripping” (view)

Honorable Mention
Tara Prindiville, Arizona State University, “Crime on Public Transportation” (view)

Honorable Mention
Jeff Skryzpek, Arizona State University, “Rocky Point Economy” (view)


Radio: Hard News Reporting Category

1st Place
Jill Galus, Arizona State University, “Tour Bus Crash”
(listen)

2nd Place
Ashley Lopez, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, “Texting While Driving”
(listen)

3rd Place
Christopher Holmes, Southern Utah University, “Auto Woes Hit Home”
(listen)

Honorable Mention
Colton Shone, Arizona State University, “Broken Dreams on Burgess Avenue”
(listen)


Television News Anchor Category

1st Place
Corey Lazar, Sam Houston State University (view)

2nd Place
Jessica Dupnack, Michigan State University (view)

3rd Place
Kristen Keogh, Arizona State University (view)


Television Weathercaster Category

1st Place
Eric Snitil, Kent State University
(view)

2nd Place
Jennifer Myers, University of Oklahoma
(view)

3rd Place
Kevin Jeanes, Eastern Illinois University
(view)






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