COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The Broadcast Education Association has announced its 2016 Festival of Arts winners and the Philip Merrill College of Journalism came away with major awards in a number of categories, including “Best Student Newscast” and a “Best of Festival” award in the sports category. Winners will be showcased during an awards ceremony at the BEA Convention in Las Vegas in April.

1st Place:
Best Newscast (3 Days of Newscasts Per Week or Less)

Maryland Newsline for 12/3/15

Best of Festival
(TV Sports Story / Feature)
ParaCommandos (ViewFinder)
Ricky Lasser and Karen Tang

3rd Place

Beyond the Sidelines
Student Interactive Multimedia Competition  (Large Team)
ViewFinder Fall ’15 with CNS Digital reporter Brittany Cheng)

Beyond the Sidelines - CNS Maryland Interactive Feature.

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ViewFinder Spring ‘15
Television News Magazine Category

Honorable Mentions:

The Great Shakeout
TV Feature Reporting Category
Gabe Katzman


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Student Video Promotional Category
Alanna Delfino

Eco Entrepreneurs (PALS program)
ViewFinder Spring ‘15
TV News Magazine Category