HTV News earns gold at College State Awards

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2009-09-24
Huntington, Ind.—HTV, a weekly news program written, directed, produced and edited by Huntington University students, earned recognition at the Indiana Association of School Broadcasters’ 2009 College State Awards.

HTV took the gold in the TV Newscast College Category for a show produced as a team in May 2009. Adam Widener, of Whiteland, Ind., was the producer, and Brittany Christian, of Carmel, Ind., was the director. Both were senior broadcasting majors at the time of the broadcast and graduated in May 2009.

HTV is comprised of broadcasting majors and non-broadcasting majors. Each week, students research and create their own stories. Once they are assigned a story, they are responsible for filming, interviewing, editing and writing the stories to create a 20-minute weekly news show.

“I’m so impressed with these student winners,” said Dr. Lance Clark, associate professor of communication. “They have all worked so hard on their projects, and this is a great way for them to be honored for their outstanding efforts. Our Communication Department emphasizes competition in the marketplace. It is a testing of students’ communication abilities and storytelling skills. It’s a great feeling knowing that Huntington University can compete and stand on its own against much larger state colleges and universities.”
 
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. In 2008, Forbes.com listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” 2009 list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
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