UNL Students win Eric Sevareid Awards at Midwest Journalism Conference

UNL Students win Eric Sevareid Awards at Midwest Journalism Conference

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 7:00pm
Sevareid winners

The annual Midwest Journalism Conference recognized the 2015 Eric Sevareid Award winners from the six-state region. UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications students and faculty won four first place awards.

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. The Midwest region includes Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, North Dakota, Iowa and Nebraska.

TV Hard Feature

First Place: Kayla Van Wie, Star City News, “UNL researchers improve breast cancer detection.”


First Place:Ryan Swanigan, Michael Snow, Cody Broder and Amsley Senkbeil for “Delay of Game”


Honorable Mention: NewsNetNebraska staff, NewsNetNebraska.org

Hard Feature

Honorable Mention: Chelsea Eaton, Star City News, “Stand-off between journalists and the F.A.A. drones on”

Faculty award

Radio Hard Feature

First Place: Barney McCoy, KRNU 90.3, “Turkish Media Crackdown”

The 2015 Mitchell V. Charnley Lifetime Achievement Award

Ron Hull, professor emeritus