WSU Broadcasters Receive National AwardsOGDEN, Utah – After winning six first-place awards at the National Broadcasting Society (NBS) regional competition, broadcast students from Weber State University recently received two grand-prize awards at the NBS national student electronic media competition.
WSU senior Blake Johnson, from Farmington, won first place in the open category for a DVD he authored for the “As If Live” comedy show. Matt Barber (class of ’05), Aaron Taylor (junior) and Jason White (’05) also were part of the show.
The WSU video production team won first place in the industrial/instructional/promotional category for “Outstanding in Our Field,” a graduation video produced for the College of Arts & Humanities. The team included Terra Bernert (senior), Brad Denney (senior), Matt Hugie (’05), Ashlie Johanson (’05), Megan Jones (’05), Kim Miller (’05), Sean Major (senior), Amanda Palmer (senior) and Sam Smith (senior). This is the third year the arts and humanities video has been a finalist at the national competition and the second time it has won the grand prize.
WSU also had finalists in the best show open category and best public service announcement category.
The competition, held in Washington, D.C., featured schools from across the country that won awards at regional competitions, such as Marshall University, West Texas A&M University, University of Wisconsin and University of Miami.