Students win four first-place national awards for broadcast journalism

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Want quality viewing during confinement? Skip the Netflix documentaries and listen to the four outstanding productions from Cal State Fullerton students of the College of Communications who took home top national honors in media competitions this semester.

“Al Día, A Border Emergency” won first place in the Best Newscast category at the College Media Association’s Apple Awards, adding to its impressive collection of student media honors.

“Al Día” is the Spanish language newscast produced by CSUF students, and the winning team (now) included alumni Viviana Borroel, Jessica Cardenas, Rita La Vau, Xochilt Lagunas, Maricela Perez, Tania Thorne, Dominic Torres and Regina Yurrita.

“Lo Que Está Trending,” a collaboration between Al Día and Titan TV, won the Broadcast Education Association’s 2020 “Disrupt the News” challenge, which aims to reinvent locally broadcast news to attract young viewers.

Film and television arts students Cassie Chang and Jonathan Phan, along with Nathan Jeffers ’19 (MA communications) and Regina Yurrita and Sharon Cardona, both ’19 (BA communications-journalism), created the award-winning work. .

“Agree and Disagree” and “Titans v. Coronavirus,” two episodes of “Titan Sports,” both received Communicator Excellence Awards from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts. “Titan Sports”, hosted by Titan TV, is similar to ESPN’s “SportsCenter” and offers Titans the opportunity to gain sports broadcasting experience. The shows were produced by communication students Kyle Fulbright and Cory Johnson.

Contact: Karen Lindell, [email protected]


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