TROY journalism students bring home top awards

Posted: Wednesday, 19 December 2007

TROY - Troy University broadcast journalism students brought home a mass of awards after attending the 2008 Regional National Broadcasting Society Convention.

The region consists of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and South Carolina. Among those five states, TROY students won first place in five of the seven categories.

The categories were: news package, feature package, sports package, news/sports/feature segment, documentary program, news program, and magazine program.

Mary King, a senior broadcast journalism major from Bethany, Conn., received the gold in news package with “September 11 Flags.” She was followed by Josh Gauntt, a broadcast journalism graduate from Valley, in second place with “Enterprise Tornado” and Mark Vaughn, a broadcast journalism graduate from Mobile, in third place with “Beat the Heat.”

The feature package awards went to Mary King in first with “Teeter Totter for Project Hope” and Megan Hart, a junior broadcast journalism major, in third with “Dodgeball.”

Josh Gauntt came in top in the sports package with “Riddle Pace Renovations.” Second place was Mark Vaughn with “Motorcross Kids,” and third place was Anna Hasenbein, a broadcast journalism graduate from Cullman, with “Enterprise High School Run.”

Mark Vaughn brought home first place with his clip “The Challenge” in the news/sports/feature segment. Britney Gooden, a junior broadcast journalism major from Lakeland, Fla., came in second with “Homecoming Dance Competition.”

The news program award went to Josh Gauntt in first with TrojanVision Nightly News.

Pied Pipers

Troy University students recently attended the National Broadcasting Society’s 2008 Regional Convention, where TROY took first place in five of seven competition categories. Attending the convention were, from left, Mary King, Britney Gooden, Sara Godwin, Josh Gauntt, Dr. Jefferson Spurlock, NBS advisor, Cherisa Barton, Stephanie Spurlock, Taryn Driggers and Mark Vaughn. (TROY photo)