College of Journalism and Mass Communications students and Professor Barney McCoy took home awards during the Broadcast Education Association On Location Awards competition in September 2022.
Emma Thurston, a senior broadcasting major from Olathe, Kansas, and Gabriel Hinrichs, a senior broadcasting major from Omaha, took home a Best of Show Award in the Audio Competition for their podcast, “93 Counties Sarpy County: The Life and Legacy of Allicyn Schuster.”
The Nebraska Environmental Depth Reporting Team earned an Award of Excellence in the Audio Competition for their podcast, “State of Waste.” The team was lead by Assistant Professor Jessica Walsh and Assistant Professor of Practice Kaci Richter.
Ramey Vachel, a senior journalism and political science double major from Lincoln, earned an Award of Excellence in the Audio Competition for her podcast, “93 Counties Hall County: Paul Noble’s trek.”
Barney McCoy, professor of journalism and broadcasting, took home three awards in the competition. His story, “For Sale: A Blast From the Past That’s Built to Last,” earned a Best of Show in the Audio Competition and a Best of Show in the News and Sports Competition. His story, “Ukrainian Refugees Find refuge in Lincoln But Need Housing Options,” earned an Award of Excellence in the News and Sports Competition.
The Broadcast Education Association On Location Awards is a national competition that provides full-time faculty and students at colleges and universities to showcase their creative scholarship. The Awards accept entities in eight categories: Audio, Documentary, Film & Video, Interactive Media, News, Photojournalism, Sports and Open. To learn more about the On Location awards, visit https://www.beaweb.org/OL/creative.