2017 Awards

For Carolina Week, Carolina Connection and Sports Xtra.

Hearst small logoHearst Journalism Awards Competition

  • UNC School of Media and Journalism, 1st Place: Intercollegiate Winner
  • Jessica O’Connor, 1st Place: Championship Radio Winner
  • Jessica O’Connor: Best use of Radio for News Coverage
  • John Hobson Thomas, Finalist: Championship Radio Winner

BEA small logoBroadcast Education Association

  • COMING SOON

SPJ small logoSPJ National

  • Jessa O’Connor, Winner: Radio News Reporting, “UNC Study Finds Contaminated Water in Wake County Wells”
  • John Thomas, Finalist: Radio Sports Reporting,The psychology behind sports fandom”

SPJ small logoSPJ Region 2

  • Paris Alston, Winner: Television Breaking News Reporting,  “Spellings Walkout”
  • Jaclyn Lee, Finalist: Television General News Reporting, “Dead sea lions”
  • Sharon Nunn, Winner: Television In-Depth Reporting, “Coal Ash Update”
  • Drew Kurzman, Finalist: Television News and Feature Photography, “Twin Sisters’ Garden” 
  • Lindsey Sparrow, Winner: Television Sports Photography, “Little tennis star”
  • Tenley Garrett, John Thomas, Jessa O’Connor, Finalist: Best All-Around Radio Newscast, Nov. 5, 2016, program
  • Liz Schlemmer, Winner: Radio Feature, “Botanical Garden Saves Seeds for Future Conservation”
  • Jessa O’Connor, John Thomas, Winner: Radio In-Depth Reporting, In-depth coverage: “UNC reacts to discrimination law” 
  • Jessa O’Connor, Winner: Radio News Reporting, “UNC Study Finds Contaminated Water in Wake County Wells”
  • John Thomas, Finalist: Radio News Reporting, “Sexual Assault While Studying Abroad Common but Rarely Discussed”
  • John Thomas, Winner: Radio Sports Reporting,The psychology behind sports fandom”

CBI small logoCBI National Student Production Awards

  • Carolina Week — December 12, 2016: 3rd Place, Best Audio News Reporting
  • Carolina Week — October 26, 2016: 1st Place, Best Video Newscast
  • Sports Xtra, Carolina Week — October 3, 2016: 4th Place, Best Video Sportcast

RTDNAC small logoRadio Television News Directors Association of the Carolinas

  • Carolina Connection — February 18, 2017: 1st Place, Feature Reporting (Radio)
  • Danielle Wallace, Cutting Hair and Cutting Communist Ties, 1st Place: Feature Reporting (TV)
  • David Doochin, Future of the ACA, 1st Place: News Reporting (Radio)
  • Carolina Connection — April 8, 2017: 1st Place, Newscast (Radio)
  • John Thomas, The Franklin Street Journey to the Big Win, 1st Place: Sports Story (Radio)
  • Carolina Week — October 26, 2016: 1st Place, TV News Producing
  • TV Weathercast — March 29, 2017: 1st Place, TV Weathercast

Edward R Murrow

  • Carolina Connection – November 5, 2016: Student Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Audio Newscast