OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University broadcast students have plenty of reasons to take to the airwaves and spread their good news.
Video and audio entries from WSU students took first place in four categories at the national competition for the National Broadcasting Society. WSU entries won for best promotional video, best news package video, best feature news video and best sports package audio.
Competing against programs from the University of Miami, University of Tennessee and Washington State University, to name a few, the Weber State delegation brought home more top honors than any other school in the competition.
Terri Reddout, WSU instructor and Weber State News advisor, says the number of awards is a testament to the wide-ranging talents of WSU broadcast students.
Other schools won multiple awards, but usually for a single student’s or a student group’s project. Each of WSU’s victories represented a unique entry.
“These awards validate the excellent caliber of work our students produce on a regular basis,” Reddout says.
Judges for the video competition included general managers, news directors, anchors and producers from around the nation. Program directors, production managers and deejays made up the panel of audio judges.
In honoring the news packages, judges praised WSU for stories with good writing, camera work, editing and story flow. The judges also liked WSU students’ use of interviews and natural sound on tape in relating stories.
The award winners were announced Saturday (March 8) at a national gathering of the NBS in St. Louis. The presentations were the culmination of a process that started last fall with regional competitions.
Reddout and Ty Sanders, chairman of the WSU Department of Communication, attended the event.
List of WSU Winning Entries in National Broadcasting Society Competition
Best Promotional Video: “Arts & Humanities Graduation Video” –
Advanced Audio/Video Class Spring 2002 -
(Members of the Advanced Audio and Video team:
Tamara Garner, Todd Kohler, Bari Billings-West, Daniel Salvato, Jaron Johnson, Nathan Creswell, Darren Meiser, Staci McKay, La’Toya Younger, Nicole Thompson, Ian Auger, Alyssa Albrechtsen, Clark Wilson, Ryan Rogers, Clint Brown, Levi Brown, Luke Brown & Paul Grua) (Terri Reddout and Allison Barlow-Hess, faculty advisors)
Best News Package Video: “Freedom Riders”-- Angie Burton and Ian Auger
Best Feature News Video: “Kids Experience College Art” -- Stacy McKay and Sean Milner
Best Sports Package Audio: “Weber State vs. Western State Highlights” -- Paul Bulkey