Five CoJMC students bring home gold at Nebraska Broadcaster’s Assocation conventionWednesday, August 29, 2018 - 12:00pm
by Molly Chapple
The College of Journalism and Mass Communications brought home five of 12 student gold awards during the Pinnacle Awards Banquet at the conclusion of the annual Nebraska Broadcasters Association convention. The event, sponsored by Pinnacle Banks of Nebraska and Nebraska Public Power District, took place on Wednesday, Aug. 15 at Embassy Suites in Lincoln.
The CoJMC took home five awards, the most awards of any college. Incoming CoJMC majors won three more awards from their previous institutions.
The CoJMC gold award winners included:
Holly Kell – Best College Radio News Story for “Bike Safety in Lincoln At Risk.”
Brett Renner – Best College TV New Story for “Daniel Kleve’s Impact on UNL.”
Kellan Heavican – Best College TV News Feature for “Growth Threatens Fire Safety in Parts of Lincoln.”
Matt Reynoldson and David Eickholt – Best College Radio Live Sports Event for “Nebraska-Kansas Basketball.”
Jeremy Davis – Best College Radio Promotional Announcement for “Rebel Radio Promo.”
In addition, two fall-semester incoming CoJMC sports media & communication majors won awards for their work at other institutions:
Alec Rome – Best High School Video Sports Story, entered by Omaha Central High School. Alec started classes this fall as a freshman in our sports media and communication major.
Dustyn Stortzum – Best College Radio Sports News Story and Best College Television Sports News Feature, entered by KHWK at Northeast Community College. Dustyn earned his associates degree in broadcasting at NECC and also started at Nebraska this fall to complete a bachelor’s in sports media and communication.
The Nebraska Broadcasters Association was formed in 1934, with the purposes of advancing the best interests of the free, local, over-the-air, full service radio and television broadcast industry in the State of Nebraska, and in that regard to advance the broadcasting industry and help broadcasting better serve the public interest.