Broadcasting and Journalism

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Award Winning

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National Broadcasting Society
2017: 2 Finalists
Grand Prize Winner

  • Best Video Play-By-Play
  • Motivated Chapter Award
  • Community Service Award


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National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Mid America Chapter
2017: 3 Winning Entries

  • Outstanding Newscast
  • Outstanding General Assignment Reporting-Serious News
  • Outstanding General Assignment Reporting-Light News

Honorable Mention

  • Outstanding Newscast (second submission)
  • Outstanding General Assignment Reporting-Light News
  • Outstanding Sports-Live Event
  • Outstanding Sports Program


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Intercollegiate Broadcasting System
2017: National Winner

  • Best TV Newscast

2017 Finalists:
  • Best News Report
  • Best Sports Progam
  • Best Community News
  • Best Show Promo
  • Best Sports Talk Program
  • Best Use of Facebook
  • Best Use of YouTube


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Illinois College Press Association
2017 Awards

  • Second Place: Headline Writing (Western Courier-Erika Ward)
  • Third Place: Photo Essay (Western Courier-Adam Feiner)
  • Third Place: News Story (Western Courier-Erika Ward)


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Students in Illinois News Broadcasters Association
2017: 9 Finalists

  • Outstanding Radio Newscast
  • Outstanding Radio Sports Play-by-Play
  • Outstanding Hard Television Program
  • Outstanding Soft Television Program
  • Outstanding Sports Television Program
  • Outstanding Television Newscast
  • Outstanding Television News Reporting
  • Outstanding Television Sports Reporting


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Sports Video Group College Sports Media Awards
2016: Finalist

  • Outstanding Live Studio/Remote Hosted Programming: Collegiate Student