Student Media receives national awards

In addition, WKNC was a finalist in a national competition and the Technician podcast broadcast on WKNC received recognition

At the national convention of the Associated Collegiate Press, College Media Advisers and College Broadcasters, Inc. in Washington, D.C. Oct 25-28, the NCSU Student Media received national recognition and students attending the conference did everything from participate in critiques to teach sessions.

In addition, WKNC was a finalist in a national competition and the Technician podcast broadcast on WKNC received recognition

At the national convention of the Associated Collegiate Press, College Media Advisers and College Broadcasters, Inc. in Washington, D.C. Oct 25-28, the NCSU Student Media received national recognition and students attending the conference did everything from participate in critiques to teach sessions.

“I get really tired of people talking about how schools without journalism degrees cannot have successful student media programs,” media adviser Bradley Wilson said. “We’re living proof that when students want to achieve, they can. Our students in radio, yearbook, literary magazine and newspaper photography/design are regularly competing, and beating, schools with well-established journalism programs. These awards are just continued recognition of the quality work students at NCSU do online, in print and on the air.”

Group photo in Washington, DC

(BACK) Nicole Smith, Adam Kincaid, Kyle Robb, Bradley Wilson, Stephen Bateman; (FRONT) Saja Hindi, Melissa Poston, Maggie Luckadoo, Langdon Morris, Emily Seck, Tyler Dukes, Josh Harrell, Logan Smith, Jamie Lynn Gilbert

2007 Windhover wins Pacemaker Places second in Best of Show

For the eleventh year, the Windhover literary and arts magazine received a Pacemaker. Since 1927, the Pacemaker has been the highest honor ACP gives to its members and is one of the two highest awards given nationally to college media.

The Windhover last won the award in for the 2005 edition. No other North Carolina school magazine received a Pacemaker although the Sanskrit from the University of North Carolina – Charlotte was a finalist. 

The Associated Collegiate Press also selected the 2007 edition of N.C. State’s literary magazine, the Windhover, as second place in the Best of Show competition at the national convention ACP co-sponsors with the College Media Advisers. The Rebel from East Carolina University received an honorable mention in the same competition.

Lauren Gould served as editor of the 2007 edition, an edition that was designed by Libby Levi, Paul Venuto, Joshua Smith and Becca Mayfield. Minori Sanchiz served as the literary editor and Joel Mikkelsenserved as the music editor. Alison Harman and Victoria Renz were readers.

Technician page one design

Page 1 design by Katie Graf, Dec. 1, 2007

Technician designer places first in newspaper page one design

In the national competition for individual designers, Katie Graf, former design editor for the Technician, placed first. No other North Carolina school placed in this category although students from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill did place in other individual categories.

“This design showed not only strong use of a dominant and creative visual, but good typography, and good use of alternative copy,” said Technicianadviser Bradley Wilson. It was a good page from top to bottom, and another good example of the quality work that the students are capable of when designers, reporters and photographers work together.”

In addition, Wilson said, “Graf certainly deserves the recognition, not only for her quality design work, but for her leadership on the staff.” 

WKNC

WKNC was a finalist for the Best Station Promotion in the College Broadcasters national competition for promotion of the WKNC Double-Barrell Benefit. “It’s a token of gratitude for all of our promotions directors and staff responsible for coordinating the concert,” Kyle Robb, a junior in history and WKNC program director, said. “We need to be more creative and involve the student body more.” Brian Ware, former WKNC general manager and now an employee at Dick Broadcasting in Greensboro, Nicole Griffin, a senior in communication media, and Elizabeth Bridenstine, a senior in communication media, contributed to the contest entry.

88.1 Seconds of Technician podcast

A podcast collaboration between WKNC fm88.1 and the Technician that began broadcasting April 1, 2007 received a second place Best of Show Award, competing against other similar media at the convention. “It’s a very positive collaboration between the WKNC radio and the Technician,” said WKNC adviser Jamie Lynn Gilbert. “It took us a while to get this up and running, but it’s gotten off to a great start and shows how the media can work together to benefit each other.” The winning podcast was produced byPete Ellis, a senior in computer and electrical engineering. Brian Ware,Tyler Dukes, 2006-2007 Technician editor, and Rob Bradley were instrumental in getting “88.1 Seconds of Technician” on the air and online.

Polar plunge

Participants jump into Lake Raleigh during the second annual Polar Plunge, Feb. 11, 2007. The event helped the Campus Police Department raise money for the Special Olympics. Photo by Matt Moore

Photo excellence awards

Matt Moore, a sophomore in mechanical engineering photographer with the N.C. State Student Media, received an honorable mention in the national Photo Excellence Awards sponsored by the Associated Collegiate Press. His photo, published in the Technician student newspaper and the Agromeck yearbook, was a wide-angle shot of a group of students participating in the polar plunge.

2007book

2007 yearbook named Best in Show

The 2007 edition of the Agromeck yearbook, edited by Brandon Wright, received the first place Best of Show trophy for books with 300 or fewer pages at the national convention.

Agromeck 2007 cover

Yearbook remains finalist for national Pacemaker Although it did not receive a Pacemaker award for the 2006 edition, theAgromeck still has the distinction of being one of only 13 finalists nationwide. Only five schools were given the prestigious Pacemaker award. The Agromeck was first nominated, and received, a Pacemaker for the 2004 edition, the publication’s first national award. In that year, 14 schools were nominated and five received a Pacemaker. Top staff members for the 2006 edition of the yearbook included:

  • Josh Bassett, editor
  • Austin Dowd, managing editor
  • Cynthia Rouf, organizations editor

2006 Agromeck2006 Windhover

Best of Collegiate Design

The following students were recognized in The Best of Collegiate Design published by the College Media Advisers and released at the fall convention of the College Media Advisers in Washington, D.C., Oct. 25-28, 2007.

  • First place, magazine cover • Britt Hayes, Carolin Harris andCaroline Okun, Windhover. — Judge’s comments: “We love the handmade cover, which clearly fits its target audience. It reflects the school’s individuality yet is functional and surely will have a long shelf life. We congratulate the staff on their dedication to the piece.”
  • Third place, feature page • Technician staff — Judge’s comments: “The symmetry of the photo at the top played against the infographic at the bottom works here.”
  • Fifth place, yearbook individuals spread • Josh Bassett, designer (Agromeck yearbook)

Student Media wins first grant for service learning

At the closing ceremonies, the Associated Collegiate Press, in conjunction with The Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Partnership Foundation, announced that the NCSU Student Media became the first recipient of the first Carter Academic Service Entrepreneur grant.

“Our intent is to use this money to do some outreach, initially in the Wake County area, to teach some photography skills to students and then to have them document the service learning that is going on in their school communities,” said media adviser Bradley Wilson. “Our students will get the chance to pass along their knowledge of photojournalism, and in return we hope to further quality education of journalism in our area. But we also hope this will be a chance to increase awareness of service learning opportunities.”

For more information on the grant, contact Robert Heightchew, executive director of the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Partnership Foundation.