The UNL CoJMC garners Northwest Broadcast News Association and Associated Press honors

May 21, 2012 - The Northwest Broadcast News Association honored radio and television stations with nearly 300 awards at its annual awards banquet on March 31 in the Twin Cities. NBNA honors the best journalism from the previous year’s efforts in its six-state region of Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Students in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are responsible for creating broadcast, print and photographic content for the NewsNetNebraska website.

NewsNetNebraska placed third in the non-commercial radio category in the 2012 Associated Press Great Plains Broadcast News Contest.

UNL earned seven first-place awards and three awards of merit from the NBNA

Michelle Hassler, Michael Sholes, Jake Sorenson, Emily Younger, Stephanie Smolek, Emily Nohr and Barney McCoy

Michelle Hassler, Michael Sholes, Jake Sorenson, Emily Younger, Stephanie Smolek, Emily Nohr and Barney McCoy

Awards earned:

  • Student market radio
    Investigative
    • First Place
      KRNU Radio
      “30 Years After the Skywalks Came Down”
      Associate Professor Barney McCoy
  • Best use of Audio
    • First Place
      KRNU Radio
      “Occupy Lincoln - What’s the message?” 
      Emily Younger
  • General Reporting
    • Award of Merit
      KRNU Radio
      “Keystone Pipeline Stresses Sand Hills Families” 
      Emily Nohr
  • Hard Feature
    • First Place
      KRNU Radio
      “Postal Cuts and what they mean for Lincoln, Nebraska”
      Michael Sholes

      Award of Merit
      KRNU Radio
      “Latino Growth in Lincoln, Nebraska”
      Emily Younger
  • Websites
    • First Place
      KRNU Radio
      “NewsNetNebraska”
      Stephanie Smolek
      Alexis See Tho
  • Soft Feature
    • First Place
      KRNU Radio
      “Johnny Carson’s Nebraska legacy”
      Michael Sholes

      Award of Merit
      KRNU Radio
      “Bike Paths are Big in Lincoln”
      Jake Sorensen
  • Student market TV
    • Soft Feature
      First Place

      University of Nebraska-Lincoln Student Market TV
      “78-Year-Old Yoga Instructor/Dancer”
      Paige Dimakos
  • Spot News
    • First Place
      University of Nebraska-Lincoln Student Market TV
      “Flooding on Highway 2” 
      Cole Miller