Media Students Win State Awards

Truman students captured five first place awards and two honorable mentions in the Missouri Broadcast Educators (MBEA) 2015 competition.

Professionals from the MBEA judged student work in more than two-dozen audio, video and multimedia categories in its annual student media contest. Truman students won first place in the following categories:

Audio: Documentary/Public Affairs
Mary Tomlinson
“Social Media Use”

Video: PSA
Jonah McKeown
“Drink Water”

Video: Sports Package
Scott Kriegshauser
“Breaking Through, Truman State Football”

Video: Hard News Story
Dan Stewart
“Early Morning Storm Strikes Kirksville”

Students awarded honorable mentions include:

Audio: Station Promo
Becky Smith
“True Men for the Edge”

Video: Hard News
Jonah McKeown
“Truman Students Participate in Vigil”

Truman media competed with students from MBEA member institutions, including: Missouri State, Southeast Missouri State, Drury, Southwest Baptist, Evangel, University of Central Missouri, Missouri Valley, Central Methodist and Missouri Southern State.

The MBEA is composed of communication and mass communication faculty who teach at higher education institutions statewide. The MBEA conducts a yearly student media contest and advances the discipline through annual seminars that focus on faculty development. Mark Smith, associate professor, is a past president and vice-president of MBEA and currently serves as communications director.

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