2015 Awards

Hearst small logoHearst Journalism Awards Competition

  • UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication, 1st Place: Intercollegiate Broadcast Competition
  • Charlie Shelton, National Champion: Radio Broadcast News National Championship
  • Susanna Black, 2nd Place: TV Broadcast News National Championship
  • Parth Shah, 3rd Place: Radio Broadcast News National Championship
  • Elizabeth Tew, National Semi-Finalist: Television News Reporting
  • Charlie Shelton, 1st Place: Radio Broadcast Competition
  • Susanna Black, 2nd Place: Television 1 – Feature Reporting
  • Elizabeth Tew, 3rd Place: Television 2 – News Reporting
  • Parth Shah, 3rd Place: Radio Broadcast Competition
  • Kristin Ruffin, 8th Place: Television 2 – News Reporting

 

BEA small logoBroadcast Education Association

  • WATCH – Louis Fernandez, 1st Place: TV Sports News Program, “Sports Xtra: April 21, 2014”
  • LISTEN – Jess Clark, 1st Place: Radio Hard News Reporting, “Ridesharing Apps Cause Concern for Local Taxi Companies”
  • LISTEN – Louis Fernandez, Zach Mayo & James Kaminsky, 3rd Place: Radio Newscast, “Carolina Connection: January 24, 2014”
  • WATCH – Amy Leigh Ellmers, Honorable Mention: Television Newscast (airing 3 days per week or less), “Carolina Week: December 3, 2014”
  • WATCH – Molly Oak, Honorable Mention: TV Sports News Program, “Sports Xtra: November 24, 2014”
  • WATCH – Susanna Black, Honorable Mention: Television Feature, “Swinging Footbridges”
  • WATCH – Ngozika Nwoko, Honorable Mention: TV Sports Story/Feature, “Football Field Prep”

 

NBS small logoNational Broadcasting Society

  • WATCH – Carolina Week, WINNER: Video Newscast (Live), “October 22, 2014”
  • LISTEN – Carolina Connection, WINNER: Audio Newscast, “October 25, 2014”
  • LISTEN – Parth Shah, WINNER: Audio Feature Segment, “Cell phones making it harder to sleep”
  • WATCH – Sports Xtra, Finalist: Video Sports Program, “November 24, 2014”
  • LISTEN – Charlie Shelton and Andrew Tie, Finalist: Audio News Segment, “Salaraies discourage some from seeking, keeping teaching jobs”

 

SPJ small logoSPJ National

  • LISTEN – Carolina Connection, WINNER: Best All-Around Radio Newscast, “October 25, 2014”
  • WATCH – Carolina Week, FINALIST: Best All-Around Television Newscast, “December 3, 2014”
  • LISTEN – Parth Shah, FINALIST: Radio Feature, “Cell Phones Making it Harder to Sleep”
  • LISTEN – Jess Clark, FINALIST: Radio News Reporting, “Ridesharing Apps Cause Concern for Local Taxi Companies”
  • LISTEN – Carolina Connection Staff, FINALIST: Radio In-Depth Reporting, “In-depth Coverage of UNC Academic Scandal”

 

SPJ small logoSPJ Region 2

  • WATCH – Carolina Week, WINNER: Best All-Around Television Newscast, “December 3, 2014”
  • LISTEN – Carolina Connection, WINNER: Best All-Around Radio Newscast, “October 25, 2014”
  • LISTEN – Carolina Connection Staff, WINNER: Radio In-Depth Reporting, “In-depth Coverage of UNC Academic Scandal”
  • LISTEN – Jess Clark, WINNER: Radio News Reporting, “Ridesharing Apps Cause Concern for Local Taxi Companies”
  • LISTEN – Parth Shah, WINNER: Radio Feature, “Cell Phones Making it Harder to Sleep”
  • LISTEN – Grace Raynor, WINNER: Radio Sports Reporting, “Hatchell Feels Good, Plans to Return”
  • LISTEN – Charlie Shelton, Finalist: Radio News Reporting, “Internet Harassment Makes Some Uncomfortable Online”
  • LISTEN – Andrew Stern, Finalist: Radio Feature, “The Comeback of Vinyl Albums”
  • WATCH – Elizabeth Tew, Finalist: Television Breaking News Reporting, “Wainstein Report, Part II”
  • WATCH – Kristin Ruffin, Finalist: Television General News Reporting, “Wine Industry Boom”
  • WATCH – AJ Nwoko, Finalist: Television News and Feature Photography, “Football Field Prep”

 

CBI small logoCBI National Student Production Awards

  • WATCH – Susanna Black, Winner: Best Video News Reporting, “School Bus Cameras”
  • WATCH – Ben Smart, Finalist: Best Video News Reporting, “Solitary Confinement”
  • LISTEN – Kayla Gibson, Winner: Best Audio Sports Reporting, “Why Don’t Women Play Baseball”
  • WATCH – Sports Xtra, Finalist: Best Video Sportscast, “April 13, 2015”
  • WATCH – Carolina Week, Winner: Best Video Newscast, “April 22, 2015”
  • WATCH – Carolina Week, Finalist: Best Video Newscast, “October 22, 2014”

 

RTDNAC small logoRadio Television News Directors Association of the Carolinas

  • LISTEN – Louis Fernandez, First Place: Best Radio Feature Reporting, “Old Games Give Rams Head Retro Feel”
  • WATCH – Alexis Simmons, Second Place: Best TV Feature Reporting, “New Jukebox”
  • LISTEN – Jess Clark, First Place: Best Radio News Reporting, “Ridesharing Apps Cause Concern for Local Taxi Companies”
  • LISTEN – Carolina Connection, First Place: Best Radio Newscast, “February 14, 2015”
  • WATCH – Carolina Week, First Place: Best TV Newscast, “April 22, 2015”
  • WATCH – AJ Nwoko, First Place: Best Student Photography, “Field Renovation”
  • WATCH – Andrew Tie, First Place: Best Radio Sports Story, “Players, Coaches Recall Smith’s Impact”
  • WATCH – AJ Nwoko, First Place: Best TV Sports Story, “Football Field Prep”
  • WATCH – Sports Xtra, First Place: Best TV Sportscast, “November 24, 2014”
  • WATCH – Suzanna Black, First Place: D. Haney Howell Student Journalist of the Year