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RELEASE DATE: November 28, 2012

Berry Student Media Recognized with Best in the Country

Berry College student communication projects were recently recognized among the top in collegiate media.
 

Viking Fusion's audio drama, "Disconnected," won the award for Best Radio Entertainment/Talk Program at the first ever College Media Association Pinnacle Awards this year. The award was presented in November at the 91st Annual ACP/CMA National College Media Convention.

Berry alumnus, Thomas Yungerberg, wrote, directed and produced the show. It featured the voice talents of: Devon Hales, Thomas Yungerberg and Jennifer Allman.

 

Viking Fusion's award-winning show, "The Conference Room," won Best Vodcast at the 2012 College Broadcasters Inc. Awards. Viking Fusion and "The Conference Room" were also finalists in CBI's Best General Entertainment category. Winners and finalists were honored Oct. 27 at the National Student Electronic Media Convention in Atlanta.

 

Berry alumni Steven Walker, Thomas Yungerberg and Alex Middleton starred in and produced the series.

Student media website Viking Fusion and a student feature article were finalists for the prestigious 2012 EPPY Award given by Editor & Publisher.

 

Bethany McDaniel, a senior communication major, was among the seven Berry students that traveled to Italy this summer to learn multimedia journalism in an intercultural, international context. Brian Carroll, Kevin Kleine and Curt Hersey were the Berry faculty members instructing the project.

 

From her experience McDaniel wrote, "An Italian History: How one Jewish family survived Italy's fascist persecution." Her story was a finalist in the Best College/University Investigative or Documentary Report category for the 2012 EPPY Award. McDaniel is from Huntsville, Ala.

 

Finalists must receive a score in the top one third of the average score across all categories within their division. This is determined by the four weeks of in-depth and thorough judging by the E & P team along with a prestigious panel of 68 judges.

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Prepared by Student Public Relations Assistant Katherine McDonald

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