The Competition Recognizes Outstanding Work Aired on Television
Columbia, Mo. (May 12, 2014) — Missouri School of Journalism radio and television journalism students won more than half – 6 out of 11 – of the Student Pillars of Excellence in the National Academy of Television Arts and Science, Mid-America Chapter.
The competition recognizes outstanding student work aired on television. The stories produced by Missouri students aired on KOMU-TV, mid-Missouri’s NBC affiliate. It is the only university-owned commercial television station that uses its newsroom as a learning laboratory for students.
Two winners were named in the News: General Assignment-Serious News category, and both of them were given to Missouri Journalism students.
- Winner: “State Scholarships Tilt Playing Field Against MU in SEC.” Maddy Glab was the reporter.
- Winner: “Lack of Alcohol Enforcement Means Less Money for Public Schools.” William Joy was the reporter, writer and photographer.
- Honorable Mention: “MU Says it Could Not Prevent University Village Collapse.” William Joy was the reporter, writer and photographer.
A Missouri Journalism student won in the News: General Assignment-Light News category.
- Winner: “Love Is Blind.” Mihir Bhagat was the reporter; Brent Pearson, assistant videographer.
- Honorable Mention: “CMU’s Jody Ford Gets Tough Against Cancer.” Maddy Glab was the reporter.
- Honorable Mention: “Road to Recovery.” Mihir Bhagat was the reporter.
The Student Pillars of Excellence will be presented at the 38th Mid-America EMMY Gala on Sept. 27 in Kansas City. The winners will receive their Crystal Pillar Award during the black-tie, red carpet event. NATAS is the only professional association representing television professionals from all disciplines of the industry, serving as the common meeting ground for those individuals dedicated to advancing the arts and science of television.
Updated: July 27, 2020