Each year, the National Broadcasting Society’s Alpha Epsilon Rho honor society (NBS-AERho) holds a competition where students from all over the country submit original programming for different categories of excellence in electronic media. For the 2012 Electronic Media Competition, nine programs from the University of Miami’s cable television station, UMTV, and radio station WVUM - 90.5 FM are finalists in seven categories. Winners are announced Saturday, March 24,2012 at the NBS-AERho National Convention in New York City.
“We are very proud of the work our students produce,” said Natalia Crujeiras, director of broadcast operations for UMTV. “These recognitions are a testimony of their hard work and dedication and of the fantastic guidance provided by our faculty.”
School of Communication students are finalists in the following categories: Audio Documentary Program, Audio Sports Program, Audio Commercial, Video Feature Segment, Video Documentary Program, Video Sports Program, and Video Comedy Program. Faculty members Sanjeev Chatterjee, Paul Driscoll, Ed Julbe, and Natalia Crujeiras served as advisers.
The nominated work is:
House of Hope: Lending a Hand in Times of Need (Audio Documentary Program)
Through Their Eyes (Audio Documentary Program)
WVUM Pre-game vs Virginia (Audio Sports Program)
WVUM Teach for America Commercial (Audio Commercial)
Life on Water: A Portrait of Keenan Warner (Video Feature Segment)
Ana Paz Cakes (Video Documentary Program)
Through Their Eyes (Video Documentary Program)
SportsDesk (Video Sports Program)
Best of Off the Wire 2011 (Video Comedy Program)
Other schools competing in the NBS awards include the University of Florida, Emerson College, University of Wisconsin, and Tennessee State University.
Membership to the University of Miami chapter of NBS is open to any student with an interest in developing broadcasting skills. Membership to the honor society component Alpha Epsilon Rho is achieved through outstanding grades and extracurricular work.
Founded in 1941, the goal of NBS-AERho is to promote student use of electronic media through competitions, networking opportunities, education programs, and fundraisers. Its National Convention brings together all NBS chapters and early professionals through a series of speakers and seminars.
Congratulations to UMTV and WVUM!
- Brooke LeMaire