Broadcast Students Win Conference Awards

The South Central Broadcasting Society Conference has named Department of Communication students winners and finalists in the organization’s recent competition.

The South Central Regional Conference and Competition is coordinated by interested broadcast programs in Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. The competition is open to students in these states and states that border any of these states.

“This is an annual conference with a wide variety of categories. It’s great to see our students hold their own among so many other programs in the region,” said Associate Professor Andrew Clark. “I’m pleased to see our newest venture, UTA Spotlight, get mentioned.”

UTA Spotlight is a 5-minute show produced by broadcast students that takes three stories from the department’s weekly newscast and packages them together with an anchor in various locations around campus, Clark explained.

“The show is designed to highlight things of interest at UTA and showcase the university to the city,” he said. “I’m getting very positive feedback from the City of Arlington about the program, and they, in turn are getting positive feedback from viewers around the city.”

The show is aired on the City of Arlington’s cable channel and on the city’s website.

Conference winners and finalists include:

Video
Dena Adi – Grand Prize Winner Open Category Short for Campus Craze in UTA News
Traci Hill – Grand Prize Winner Open Category Short for Campus Craze in UAT News
Angelina Armendariz – Honorable Mention News Program for UTA en Español
Angelina Armendariz – Finalist Open Category Long for UTA Spotlight
Angelina Armendariz – Finalist Hard News/Spot News for UTA News en Español story
Jimena Fraga – Honorable Mention News Program for UTA en Español
Adolfo Muniz – Honorable Mention News Program for UTA en Español
Derek Kaufman – Finalist Hard News/Spot News for UTA News story
Raegan Cardwell – Finalist Open Category Long for UTA Spotlight
Paul Bennett – Finalist Open Category Long for UTA Spotlight

Audio
Derica Booker – Finalist, Spot Production
Reg Adetula – Honorable Mention, Sports Program
Scott Stone -Honorable Mention, Sports Program
Tracie Hill -Honorable Mention, News Program

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