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WVU News wins national Emmy Award

WVU News is getting a lot of national attention these days—including a first place Emmy Award for Best College Newscast in the Country!

The special edition episode, All Things Social Media, was produced by Corey Sanchez of Sissonville, West Virginia, and focused on the Craigslist killer, cyber bullying, cyber stalking and Snapchat 

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advertising. Sanchez accepted the award on behalf of WVU News on April 23 at the 36th Annual College Television Awards Gala in Los Angeles, California. Sanchez, who graduated in December 2014, won an all-expense-paid trip to LA to accept the award.

The same newscast earned second place in the category of Television Newscast (airing three days per week or less) in the Broadcast Education Association’s (BEA) Festival of Media Arts. The BEA Festival of Media Arts is an international refereed exhibition of faculty creative activities and a national showcase for student works.

Teaching Associate Professor Gina Dahlia, who oversees production of the newscast, attended the BEA convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, earlier this month to accept the award on behalf of Sanchez and WVU News. This is the fifth year in a row that the newscast has placed in the top four weekly college newscasts in the country at BEA.

WVU News is a television newscast produced by journalism students at the Reed College of Media at West Virginia University Students, report, write, shoot and edit television news stories for the program. They also serve as on-air anchors, producers, directors and technical crew during newscast tapings at WVU’s professional television studio.

WVU News airs statewide on West Virginia Public Television and on Time Warner Cable in North Central West Virginia. The production is also available for download on WVU’s iTunesU and YouTube.