KENT STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS PLACE IN NATIONAL JOURNALISM AWARDS PROGRAMS
With its latest eighth place finish in the national Hearst Multimedia News Competition, the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) at Kent State University secured a solid sixth place in the overall multimedia rankings to date, with final intercollegiate winners to be named in April.
Katelyn Brown, '12, a broadcast news and international relations alumna, earned eighth place in the News competition for her multimedia package “Outside the hospital, an asphalt waiting room.” The collection was written and produced by Brown in India as part of the International Storytelling course last spring.
The Hearst Journalism Program consists of five monthly writing competitions, two photojournalism competitions, one radio and two TV broadcast news competitions and four multimedia competitions, with Championship finals in all divisions. The Program awards up to $500,000 in scholarships and grants annually.
JMC also fared well in the Festival of Media Arts competition held by the Broadcast Education Association (BEA). Awards will be presented at the BEA annual convention in Las Vegas in April.
TV2 Sports Anchor Rich Pierce earned first place in the TV Sports Talent category for his Sports Reel. TV2 Executive Producer Kathryn Coduto received third place in the Student Video Competition for her piece called “Campaign to Kent,” and JMC filmmaker Estee Hodges earned an Honorable Mention in the feature category of the Student Scriptwriting Competition for her feature-length script, “Clandestine Truth.”
BEA is the professional association for professors, industry professionals and students who are interested in teaching and research related to electronic media and multimedia enterprises. The Festival of Media Arts showcases faculty and student multimedia work in categories such as Audio, Documentary, Interactive Multimedia, Video, Scriptwriting and News.