University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), School of Communication students, who participate in MavRadio.FM and The Omaha News, earned 11 Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association Eric Sevareid awards, announced Saturday, through the Midwest Journalism Conference.
The Eric Sevareid Awards are named for the North Dakota-born and University of Minnesota-educated journalist best known for his work as a correspondent for CBS Radio and Television. Each year, the Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association presents awards to the best work done by broadcast news operations and journalists working in small, medium and large markets in our six-state region on radio, television and online.
The conference, typically held in Minneapolis, was canceled last weekend as a response to protect the health and wellness 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 2020 the UNO student journalist and storytellers award 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 Athletes, Sports Reporting
- Jay Bridgeman – Adam Gadsden, Sports Reporting
- Owen Godberson, Matt Kirkle, Ben Helwig, and Jared Stranberg – Haunted Heartland Beatrice Myth, Talk/Public Affairs
- Owen Godberson and Matt Kirkle—Slice of Heaven, Talk/Public Affairs
MavRadio.FM and The Omaha News are student-run media from the campus of the University of Nebraska at Omaha. The studios are located in CPACS. As the University of Nebraska at 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 also the community of Omaha by engaging, informing and entertaining through means that go beyond just programming. The stations can be heard on 90.7 HD-2, the TuneIn app or www.MavRadio.fm, www.UNOmahaNews.com as well as followed on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.The School of Communication provides a student-centered, dynamic environment designed to elevate, empower and engage students to become skilled, ethical citizens and professionals who can excel in diverse local and global communities.
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.