Students and faculty honored at the 2022 Eric Sevareid Awards

Monday, April 11, 2022 - 9:45am

Six University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications students and broadcasting professor Barney McCoy, took home awards from the Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association Eric Sevareid Awards Competition on April 2, 2022 at the Midwest Journalism Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

In the student tv category, senior broadcasting major Kloee Sander was awarded 1st place in general reporting for "2021 Nebraska Harvest." Sophomore broadcasting and sports media and communication majors Connor Clark and Matt McMaster won a Sports Play-by-Play Merit Award for their broadcast of the Nebraska Women’s basketball team. And a team of CoJMC students won first place in news under team multimedia storytelling for “Wood River continues recovery from 2019.”

In the student radio category, State of Waste episodes 1 and 2 were awarded first place in the investigative category and State of Waste: Expanding Butler was given a merit award under the audio category. Senior broadcasting, journalism and sports media and communication triple major Peyton Thomas was awarded a sports play-by-play merit award for his UNL vs. Michigan Soccer Play-by-Play.

Gilbert and Martha Hitchcock Professor Barney McCoy took first place in the Medium Market Radio Professional Hard Feature category for his entry, “80-Years Later: Pearl Harbor's Unknowns Come Home.” He was also awarded a merit award in the soft feature category for “Pandemic Porch Concert.”

The Eric Sevareid Awards are presented annually by the Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association for the best work done by broadcast news operations and journalists working in small, medium and large markets in a six-state region that includes Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Nebraska.

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