Faculty and students from Globe Media gathered with hundreds of other college broadcasters at three different nationwide award ceremonies in October: College Broadcasters Inc. in Orlando, Florida; the Marconi Awards in New York City; and the College Media Association Pinnacle Awards in Atlanta. Students from The Globe and FiveCore Media received 18 individual awards across the three competitions.91.1 The Globe was named Radio Station of the Year among institutions with enrollments under 3,000 students by the College Media Association. This is the first organizational Pinnacle Award for The Globe and the station’s fifth national title.
Jason Samuel, associate professor of communication and general manager of 91.1 The Globe, said that “this crew is one of the most talented I’ve ever had the privilege of leading. They’re smart, funny and passionate about radio. I’m impressed by their talent and it shows in their work. I’m very proud of them.”
Globe Radio and TV staffers collected 11 individual Pinnacle Awards at the fall convention, including eight in first place and one each for second, third and honorable mention.
Amelia Lee, a senior broadcasting major from Fort Wayne, Indiana, received first place for Best Audio Newscast, Best Use of Short Video for News for her story about the resignation of Goshen Mayor Jeremy Stutsman, and Best Video Newscast, along with Alyssa McDonald, a junior broadcasting major from Murray, Utah. Also receiving first place awards were Dante Stanton, a senior broadcasting major from Elkhart, Indiana, for Best Audio Sportscast, Best Video Sportscast, and Best Audio Promo along with Seth Smith Kauffman, a junior communication major from Goshen, Indiana. FiveCore Media won first place for Best Video Promo/PSA for their work on the communication department promotional.
Second place honors went to Lee, Stanton, Smith Kauffman and Mike Murrell, a senior broadcasting major from Elkhart, Indiana. Third place honors went to Stanton, Smith Kauffman and Tyson Miller, a junior journalism and English double major from Syracuse, Indiana.
College Broadcasters, Inc. presented Goshen College students with seven awards at National Student Production Awards during the National Student Media Convention Oct. 18-21 in Orlando.
Lee received first place for her audio sports story about the new head coach for the GC track and field team. Silas Immanuel, a junior film production and accounting double major from Delhi, India, received first place for Best Documentary, with “Sundown Town.”
In response to his first-place win, Immanuel said, “This film is a small piece in the long journey that Goshen is taking. I am grateful to have been given the opportunity by Goshen College and Kyle Hufford to do my part in highlighting a story that was long due.”
Stanton and Lee won second place in the Best Promo and Audio Hard News categories, respectively. Lee, McDonald and Kate Bodiker, a sophomore writing and communication double major from Berlin, Ohio, received third place awards.
At the Marconi Awards in New York City, The National Association of Broadcasters named 91.1 The Globe as a finalist for the College Radio Station of the Year along with four New Jersey universities. This is the first time The Globe was nominated for this award. Seton Hall was chosen as the winner at the banquet on Oct. 25.
Lee, the Globe student station manager, said, “I’m so grateful to lead The Globe … and to see everything we have accomplished. This year is a banner year for the station and I’m excited to see everything else that we accomplish.”