ESTV wins two 2002 Communicator Awards


Elon Student Television has been honored with two 2002 Communicator Awards of Distinction, one each for the programs "Win Stuff" and "University."

The Communicator Awards is an international competition judged by industry professionals. The Award of Distinction is presented to shows or projects that exceed industry standards in production or communication skills. Elon's entries were among 3,242 from 48 states, the District of Columbia and nine other nations. About 18 percent of the programs entered earned the Award of Distinction.

"Win Stuff" was created three years ago by Elon student Michelle Niland. Last year, the program won an honorable mention in the Communicator Awards. This year the show has a new set and a new full-time host, junior Chad Nason. Kristen Grisgavage, a sophomore, is the director. She will become the producer of the show when Niland graduates in May. A 21-student production group shoots two shows twice a month. The program is aired locally at 6 p.m. Thursdays on Time Warner Cable.

ESTV adviser Jason McMerty said "University" was created in 2000 and has won three previous national awards. The 2002 series included six internationally themed episodes produced by Jessica Rivelli. The show entered in the competition was titled "U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East." Erin Cooper was instrumental in editing the program before distribution. "University" will tape another season during the coming spring semester, led by a new ESTV team.



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