|Studio One interns receive awards at Midwest journalism conference|
Studio One, the live television show produced by students at the University of North Dakota Television Center, recently received 15 awards at the Midwest Journalism Conference in Bloomington, Minn. The awards were presented by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and the Northwest Broadcast News Association (NBNA).
Studio One was awarded second place in the category of television newscast by the SPJ and received an Award of Merit from the NBNA. The Studio One Weathercast also received an Award of Merit from the NBNA. In addition, several individual interns were honored by the SPJ and the NBNA for their contributions to the show.
Studio One News Director Aaron Quanbeck says it’s rewarding to see students recognized for their hard work.
"We are competing with many strong broadcast journalism programs from around the region, so the fact that they are able to win awards in these competitions says a lot about the effort they put into their stories each week."
Studio One has won more than 450 awards since it began in 1987. The following is a complete list of the individual awards given to Studio One interns at the 2007 Midwest Journalism Conference:
* Grand Forks - Anne Deplazes (second place, TV feature, SPJ)
* Northwood - Amanda Nelson (Award of Merit, broadcast writing, NBNA)
* Penn - Danielle Webster (second Place, TV in-depth reporting, SPJ; second place, TV general news reporting, SPJ; third place, TV feature, SPJ; first place, soft feature, NBNA; first place, series, NBNA; first place, broadcast writing, NBNA)
* East Grand Forks - Erik Fleischhacker (second place, TV sports photography, SPJ)
* Golden Valley - Shawn Engel (second place, TV feature photography, SPJ)
* Lakeland - Maria Torning (second place, TV in-depth reporting, SPJ)
* Roseau - Patrick Wynne (Award of Merit, photojournalism, NBNA)
* Windom - Nicholas Johnson (first place, TV sports reporting, SPJ)
Studio One is a live one-hour news and information program produced by students at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program can be seen by more than 2.5 million viewers in Grand Forks, Fargo, Bismarck/Mandan and Minot, N.D.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Denver, Colo.; and Winnipeg, Manitoba.
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