WSU Broadcasters Receive National Awards

OGDEN, Utah – Broadcast students from Weber State University recently received three grand-prize awards at the National Broadcasting Society (NBS) national student electronic media competition held in Anaheim, Calif.

The competition featured entries from colleges across the country, including the University of Miami, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Central Washington University, West Texas A&M University and others.

WSU placed finalists in eight categories, a record for the school.

Communication instructor Terri Reddout, faculty advisor for Weber State News, WSU's student-produced newscast, said the awards foster creativity.  

"We push our students to think differently," she said. "They work so very hard, and it is a tremendous honor for them to be recognized by the National Broadcasting Society. Having eight finalists considered among the very best in the nation and bringing home three grand-prize trophies was just remarkable. For a little school out in the West, we did very well."  

List of WSU's Grand-Prize Entries:

Audio Public Service Announcement (PSA)
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) PSA, written by David Caulford of Ogden

Music Video
"Angel's Lullaby," produced by Steven Bagley of Orlando, Fla., and Caulford, who also wrote and performed the song

Video Music/Entertainment Program
The Oct. 17, 2007 edition of Studio 76, an entertainment magazine show


List of Finalists from WSU:

Audio Commercial
A spot for FedEx Ground, produced by Tim Sessions of Ogden

Video News Segment
A segment produced by John Carrillo of Greeley, Colo., about a mock disaster sponsored by WSU's Department of Nursing

Video Sports Segment
A profile of Natalie Weber, 2007 Big Sky Freshman Golfer of the Year, produced by Trevor Warner of Tremonton, Christian Westergard of Bountiful and Luke Eddy of West Point

Video Feature Package
A story produced by Jon Schade of Naperville, Ill., featuring children's thoughts on what it takes to be president of the United States.

Video Sports Package
A story about WSU's volleyball team produced by Schade

Visit weber.edu/wsutoday for more news about Weber State University.
Contact:
Terri Reddout, communication instructor
801-626-6682 • treddout@weber.edu
Author:
Amy Hendricks, office of Media Relations
801-626-6346 • amyhendricks@weber.edu