MavRadio, Omaha News Earn 11 Eric Sevareid Awards | news

Students from the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) School of Communication attending MavRadio.FM and The Omaha News received eleven Eric Sevareid awards from the Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association at the Midwest Journalism Conference on Saturday.

The Eric Sevareid Awards are named after the North Dakota-born and University of Minnesota-trained journalist who is best known for his work as a correspondent for CBS Radio and Television. Each year, the Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association awards awards for the best work by broadcast news and journalists working in radio, television, and online in small, medium, and large markets in our six state region.

The conference, which normally takes place in Minneapolis, was canceled last weekend to protect the health and well-being of our communities. Six states make up the regional conference, including: Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.

The following is a list of the 2020 UN Prize for Student Journalists and Storytellers winners

  • Gabriel Escalera, Ryan Fitzgibbons and Ulises Orozco – Earth Day 2019, Documentary / Special
  • Owen Godberson, Matt Kirkle, Ben Helwig and Wyatt Waskowiak – Haunted Heartland Part III, Documentary / Special
  • Charlotte Reilly-Sandhill Cranes, General Reporting
  • Jay Bridgeman – Remembering Will Brown, Hard Feature
  • Ulises Orozco – birthright citizenship, investigative
  • Ben Helwig – The science of a sweet tooth, series
  • Ben Helwig and Ethan Wolbach – Omaha Volleyball, Best Play-by-Play
  • Jay Bridgeman – Vegan Athlete, Sports Coverage
  • Jay Bridgeman – Adam Gadsden, sports coverage
  • Owen Godberson, Matt Kirkle, Ben Helwig and Jared Stranberg – Haunted Heartland Beatrice Mythos, Talk / Public Affairs
  • Owen Godberson and Matt Kirkle – Slice of Heaven, Talk / Public Affairs

MavRadio.FM and The Omaha News are student media from the University of Nebraska campus in Omaha. The studios are located in CPACS. As the University of Nebraska on Omaha’s student radio, television and digital news, sports and entertainment platforms, MavRadio.FM and The Omaha News strive to enrich not only our campus but the Omaha community by engaging in funds that inform and entertain that goes beyond mere programming. The stations can be heard on 90.7 HD-2, the TuneIn app or www.MavRadio.fm, www.UNOmahaNews.com as well as on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

The School of Communication provides a student-centered, dynamic environment designed to empower, empower, and motivate students to become qualified, ethical citizens and professionals who can excel in various local and global communities.

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