CoJMC alum wins national television awardMonday, August 6, 2018 - 11:15am
by Molly Chapple
CoJMC graduate Bree Samani was recently honored with the Outstanding Student Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Heartland Chapter on July 14, 2018, in Denver, Colorado.
Samani , a May 2018 journalism, broadcasting and ADPR triple-major, won the award in the short-form non-fiction category for her video report, “DACA’s Uncertain Future: Concern In Crete, Nebraska.” The project focused on the impact the threatened deportation of Latino DACA recipients living in Crete, Nebraska, would have on the community, its residents, schools and businesses.
Professor Barney McCoy was honored by NATAS as Samani’s adviser on the project. Professor Matt Waite assisted Samani in gathering drone footage of Crete.
“Bree's reporting was top notch from start to finish as she worked tirelessly for several months on the project,” McCoy said.
Founded in 1947, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Emmy Award stand for the best in the television industry. The National Academy is the only nonprofit organization dedicated to recognizing outstanding achievement, raising industry standards and improving the quality of television.