COLLEGE PARK (5/22/19) — Alumnus Alexander Glass won two Telly Awards this week for a video he produced last year that shows how the University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism prepares the next generation of journalists.
Glass, a 2014 Merrill College graduate, digital media consultant and freelance videographer, worked with the college for more than six months to develop a script and shot list, schedule shooting days and produce the one-minute video, which has been seen more than 500,000 times since debuting in October.
“Merrill College gave me everything I needed to succeed in my career, so it’s great to see the project we did together get recognized this way,” said Glass, who taught News Videography at the college this semester.
Founded in 1979, The Telly Awards recognize video and television made for all screens. The contest annually receives 12,000 entries from all 50 states and five continents.
Submissions are judged by video and television professionals from companies in entertainment, publishing, advertising, and emerging technology industries.
The video highlights Merrill College’s commitment to teaching investigative and public affairs journalism, data and sports reporting and training students to use new technology and storytelling methods.
It prominently features the college’s leadership team, distinguished faculty and students practicing journalism in Annapolis, College Park and Washington.
“When we needed a video, we thought of Alex,” Merrill College Dean Lucy A. Dalglish said. “He was a star as a student and we’re proud to work with him as a professional.”
The video, “Merrill Made,” is narrated by Danielle Stein (‘19), who will be among the more than 100 undergraduate students participating in Merrill College’s commencement ceremony Thursday.