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Mohawk Broadcasting Television and Journalism students win national award (media release)

Mohawk College Broadcasting -- Television and Communications Media and Journalism students have won a prestigious national award from the Broadcast Educators Association of Canada (BEAC).

The Mohawk team has won the video studio newscast category in the BEAC’s national annual awards competition open to all college and university students. The award, the first for Mohawk, will be presented during the BEAC’s national conference in Victoria May 26 – 29.

The 42 students were recognized for their work on Ignite News during the fall and winter semesters.  As part of their program curriculum, second-year students are responsible for all aspects of the 20-minute newscast, from ENG reporting and writing to studio production, graphics and visual animations. The newscast is produced live in Mohawk’s high definition studio at the Fennell Campus, broadcast on closed circuit monitors at the college and streamed online at ignitenews.mohawkcollege.ca. Three teams of students each produce a weekly newscast.

“Our students do more than study broadcasting and journalism; they learn from experience and produce award-winning work,” says Rick Court, Dean of Business, Media and Entertainment. “Congratulations to all the students and a special thanks to professors Tracey Kadish and Kurt Muller for coaching and mentoring our award-winning team.”

Comments from the six-member judging panel of industry professionals included:

  • Overall very solid news cast, time went by very quickly, quite impressed  that it only felt like a 10 minute cast, great pacing.

  • Truly enjoyed the cast, on-air talent did very well.

  • Really impressive, great graphics, over-all impressive.

  • Enjoyed the entire cast, great when you feel it should have been longer – good stories.

  • Graphics, sound done very well for a live cast, truly enjoyed it, relevant stories, great on-air talent.

The Broadcast Educators Association of Canada is a national organization dedicated to the professional development of faculty and administrators in Radio, Television, Broadcast Journalism and New Media programs in provincially accredited colleges and universities in Canada.