WSU Broadcasters Win Big at Regional NBS Event

OGDEN, Utah – Broadcast students from Weber State University won first place in eight out of 15 categories at a recent National Broadcasting Society regional competition, including a sweep of the video news program category.

WSU competed against more than 60 entries submitted by schools from around the region, including Utah State University and Central Washington University. Weber State's eight winning submissions will advance to the national NBS student audio-video production competition. Winners of the national competition will be announced in March at the NBS national convention in Los Angeles.

Three editions of Weber State News, the university's semi-weekly student-produced newscast, swept the video news program competition. The Weber State News broadcast from Sept. 24, 2004 won first place.

WSU entries also took first place for best news package, sports package, feature package, audio sports show, audio sports play-by-play, drama program and instructional/industrial/promotional video.

List of WSU's Winning Entries:

Video News Program
1st place – Weber State News (9/24/04)
2nd place – Weber State News (1/30/04)
3rd place – Weber State News (10/29/04)

News Package
1st place – Apartment Fire – Stephanie Olson & Camille Larkin
3rd place – Bomb Threat – Stephanie Olson & Nate Higgs

Sports Package
1st place – WSU World Hockey Player – Camille Larkin
2nd place – Football Attitudes – Camille Larkin & Nate Martinez

Features Package
1st place – Divorce Rate – Stephanie Olson & Cami Zampedri
2nd place – Crosswalk Safety – Stephanie Olson & Mandee Quayle

Drama Program
1st place – Light Boy – Jolie Hales Skidmore
3rd place – The Encounter – Jolie Hales Skidmore

Audio Sports Show Program
1st place – Sports Program – Nat Martinez, Chris Parker, Mark Howard

Audio Sports Play by Play
1st place – WSU Football game – Nat Martinez & Chris Parker

Instructional/Industrial/Promotional Video
1st place – Framing the Past, Focusing on the Future – Audio & Video Production Team


Terri Reddout, communication faculty and advisor to Weber State News
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John Kowalewski, director of Media Relations
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