Members of Elon University's student-produced newscast will attend the state organization’s annual convention and awards luncheon at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Nov. 7.
Elon Local News, Elon University’s student-produced newscast, received nine award nominations in the annual awards competition hosted by the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas (RTDNAC) and The Associated Press (AP). The winners will be announced at an annual convention and awards luncheon on Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord.
Named a finalist in eight award categories, ELN is guaranteed of at least one victory having swept the top two places in the Best Student TV News Producing category. This year’s awards competition recognizes the best of television, radio, website and collegiate work from July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015.
“As our adviser Rich Landesberg reminds us, we don’t do work for awards, but it feels pretty great to do award-nominated work,” said Gary Grumbach ’16, ELN’s news director.
The ELN nominations and their respective award categories are:
Best Student Feature Reporting (Radio)
John Curtis ’17 — The Life of a Tattoo Artist
Best Student Feature Reporting (TV)
Andrew Feather ’17; Elon Local News — Local Youth Baseball Coach in Need of Liver Transplant
Best Student News Reporting (Radio)
John Curtis ’17— Bringing Hope to Alamance County
Best Student News Reporting (TV)
Ashley McGetrick ’16; Elon Local News — Unpaid Tour Guide Training Breaks NC, Federal Law
Best Student Newscast (Radio)
Elon Local News — ELN Radio – April 8, 2015
Best Student Sports Story (Radio)
Andrew Feather ’17; Elon Local News — Coach Matheny’s Daughter Cheers Men’s Basketball Team to Victory
Best Student Sports Story (TV)
Justin Biegel ’16; Elon Local News — Elon Baseball Shaves Head for Cancer
About the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas
RTDNAC sponsors professional development meetings and seminars for journalists in North and South Carolina. It holds an annual fall meeting, which offers training for professionals and honors winners of the awards competition. The organization’s annual spring workshop is geared toward helping students hone their skills as they prepare to enter the job market.