Minot State broadcasting program wins awards
The Northwest Broadcast News Association recognized the Minot State University broadcasting program with Eric Sevareid Radio and Television Awards on March 28 in Bloomington, Minn. The NBNA awards were handed out as part of the Midwest Journalism Conference.
Derek Van Dyke, a junior broadcasting student from Mandan, earned an Award of Merit for Best Student Weathercast. Bryce Aschenbrenner, a senior broadcasting student from Surrey, and Cody Rogness, a senior broadcasting student from Minot, received an Award of Merit for Best Broadcast Writing for their story on "The Pangea House."
Neil Roberts, Minot State associate professor of communication arts, earned three separate awards: Award of Merit for Soft Feature for his story, "Murphy Brothers," for small-market radio; First Place for Best Use of Audio in a story for small-market radio; and First Place for Best Series in a small-market radio. Both of Robertsí first place entries were stories about the Murphy Brothersí 40 years of running the carnival at the North Dakota State Fair.
The student entries were all telecasted on "MSU Inside/Out." Inside/Out is the campus television program produced live Thursdays at 5 p.m. on KMSU TV Channel 19, the local cable-access channel for Midcontinent.
Roberts' professional awards are a part of a syndicated series called "On Air at the Fair," which is syndicated to radio stations across the state.