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Student Media Wins Multiple Awards at National College Media Convention

Posted Dec. 2, 2013
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A TV2 floor director gives a signal to the on-air news team
before the start of the 5:30 p.m. broadcast. 

It was a big week in the Big Easy for independent student media of Kent State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

The Associated College Press/College Media Association (ACP/CMA) National College Media Convention, that took place recently in New Orleans, resulted in several major awards.

Pinnacle Awards:

  • TV2 won 2013 TV Station of the Year for the second year in a row.
  • The Agenda, TV2’s topical comedy-satire show won Best TV Entertainment Program.
  • TV2 also was a finalist in four of five TV categories in the 2013 national competition, including Best Sportscast and Best Newscast. 

Best of Show Awards:

  • The Daily Kent Stater and The Burr both placed in the top 10 in Best of Show
  • The Burr placed fourth overall in the feature magazine competition, and the Daily Kent Stater was ninth in the four-year daily broadsheet competition.

Best of College Design Awards:

  • The Daily Kent Stater also won third place for Newspaper Editorials/Opinions in CMA’s Best of College Design competition for its post-presidential election opinion page.

The ACP/CMA national convention is the largest gathering of college journalists and advisors in the world.