Students named finalists for national awards

The College Broadcasters and Associated Collegiate Press named six students as finalists for national awards to be given later this fall.

For the second time in two years, College Broadcasters, Inc. has recognized “88.1 Seconds of Technician” as a finalist for best newscast in its national student production awards.

The entry, which aired April 27, was voiced and produced by Saja Hindi and Derek Medlin. Hindi, the Technician’s editor for the 2008-2009 academic year, now serves as public affairs director for WKNC. Medlin, the managing editor, graduated in May with a degree in history.

“88.1 Seconds of Technician” airs weekdays at 7 a.m., 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters and weekly during summer publication. It is also available on the WKNC Web site and as a subscribable podcast.

In addition, the Associated Collegiate Press announced Sept. 1 that two NCSU Student Media designers were finalists for the national Design of the Year award co-sponsored by Adobe Systems.

ACP named Agromeck yearbook designers John Cooper Elias and Bryant Robbins finalists for a spread about the Krispy Kreme Challenge.

ACP named Technician designers Ana Andruzzi and Biko Tushinde finalists for a page one design also about the Krispy Kreme Challenge.

No other North Carolina schools were finalists in the contest which had 440 entries from all over the world.

Judges selected finalists based on effective use of photos, color, art, graphics and typography; established visual hierarchy; news judgment; contemporary appeal; and suitability for respective audience.

In both the ACP and CBI competitions, final places will be announced for the first time at the 88th Annual ACP/CMA National College Media Convention in Austin, Texas on Saturday, Oct. 31.