University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications broadcasting students and members of the National Broadcasting Society were awarded two Grand Prizes at the South Central Broadcasting Society conference and award ceremony on Oct. 2-3.
“It was great for our broadcasting students to have their work judged alongside that of other universities – and to see just how terrific their work is,” NBS chapter advisor Laurie Thomas Lee said.
One Grand Prize was Audio Sports Program and went to Tommy Rezac and Kellan Heavican for their broadcast of the Schuyler vs. Lakeview Final. The second grand prize was Video Hard News/ Spot News and went to Haley Herzog for her piece on Maury Lorence death.
University of Nebraska–Lincoln also received nine Finalist awards:
- Audio News or Sports Talent: Kellan Heavican, Exeter Milligan vs. Wilcox Hildreth Basketball
- Video Hard News/ Spot News: Brent BonFleur, Cyber Bully Bill & Chelsea Eaton, Drone Standoff
- Video News Feature Package: Kayla Van Wie, Breast Cancer Detection & Brent BonFleur, K2 Synthetic Marijuana
- Video Station Imaging or Collective Project Campaign: Package BRDC 462 Advanced Production Class, Star City News Opening
- Video Magazine, Game Show or Entertainment Program: BRDC 472 Advanced Reporting Class, Election Night & BRDC 462 Advanced Reporting Class, Nside the Music
Five students and members of the NBS Lincoln chapter attended the conference at Texas Wesleyan University in Ft. Worth, Texas: Kellan Heavican, Jeremy Davis, Lauren Hubka, Christian Powers and Benjamin A. Schoenkin. While in Ft. Worth the students had the opportunity to take a tour of the Cowboy Stadium and WFAA-TV, an ABC affiliate, in Dallas.
The SCBS is a cooperative of schools in the South-Central region of the United States started in 2011. The schools work together to run a regional competition and conference. It is unaffiliated with any other broadcasting organization.