Students receive 9 Eric Sevareid Awards from Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association

Students receive 9 Eric Sevareid Awards from Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association

Friday, April 22, 2016 - 10:00am
CoJMC students receive Eric Sevareid Awards
CoJMC students receive Eric Sevareid Awards

University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Journalism & Mass Communications students received nine 2016 Eric Sevareid Awards from the Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association.

There were 770 entries in the student and professional journalism awards competitions, comprising a six-state region that includes Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota. The CoJMC was placed first in four categories and received five Awards of Merit.

The Eric Sevareid Awards are named for the North Dakota-born journalist best known for his work as a correspondent for CBS Radio and Television. Each year, the Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association presents awards to the best work done by broadcast news operations and journalists working in small, medium and large markets in the six-state region on radio, television and online.

Hard Feature – Student Market Radio

  • First Place: Evan Hummel of Lincoln for “Sex Trafficking in Nebraska”
  • Award of Merit: Benjamin A. Schoenkin of Lincoln for “Nebraska Euthanasia Proposal”

Hard Feature – Student Market Television

  • Award of Merit: Erica Nett of Stoughton, Wisconsin for “Alzheimers – A life taken away”

Newscast – Student Market Radio

  • Award of Merit: Tommy Rezac of Valparaiso for 90.3 KRNU FM Newscast

Soft Feature – Student Market Radio

  • First Place: Evan Hummel for “Undocumented Immigrants’ Driving Dream Comes True”
  • Award of Merit: Tommy Rezac for “Alcohol at University of Nebraska–Lincoln Sports Events?”

Soft Feature – Student Market Television

  • Award of Merit: Conor Dunn of Bennington for “Drag – A different way of expression”

Sports Reporting – Student Market Radio

  • First Place: Tommy Rezac for “Husker Countdown – Nebraska-BYU Football Suspensions”

Websites – Student Market Radio

  • First Place: NewsNetNebraska
    Benjamin Schoenkin, Nicholas Gebhart, Jordan Huesers, Reid Hunsaker, Julia Jackson, Seth Olson, Carly Jensen, Katie Knight, Jacy Lewis, Jason Lubken, Gage Peake, Nathan Poppe, Michael Snow, Josh Skluzacek, Jacob Sueflohn, Nam Tran, Ashley Wolff, Joy Carey, Renata Guzman, Molly Chapple, Spencer Hansen, Lexie Heinle, Dustin Hoffman, Rachel Hofstra, Joshua Kelly, Jonathan Kipper, Devon Kleich, Heather Lancaster, Michaela Noble, Andrew Preston, Nicole Rauner, Amsley Seinkbeil, Michael Stanek, Tanner Westerholt