More than 250 students from 11 media programs at area high schools attended the 2011 Southern Media Showcase Day on Thursday, November 3.
The 2011 Southern Media Showcase winners were announced at the event. The Awards recognize outstanding work in print and video projects by area High School students who enter the competition. Over 250 students attended the event and the winners were awarded with medals at the University. This is the fifteenth year for the Media Showcase Awards, which are presented by the MSSU Communication Department.
Guest presentations include a segment from two representatives from Cable News Network (CNN). Producer Tomeka Jones and Correspondent Shannon Travis shared their perspectives on covering news around the country. Jones is the associate producer for CNN Student News, a daily 10-minute news program. Travis is a political correspondent for CNN.
Other guest presentations included a segment on local news coverage. Josh Marsh from KZRG radio shared experiences with the Zimmer radio stations’ non-stop coverage following the May tornado. Photographer Mike Gullett also shared experiences in covering local news and the art of photography.
A special video award, The Passion for Video Award; In Memory of Will Norton was presented this year.
Media Showcase is made possible thanks to generous support of contributors, including the Ruth I. Kolpin Foundation, Missouri Broadcasters Association, Missouri Press Association, KOAM-TV/Fox 14, and the MSSU Admissions office.
The 2012 Showcase Day is scheduled for November 8, 2012.