4 UNL broadcast students recognized in Accolade Competition

Released on 11/29/2007, at 2:00 AM
Office of University Communications
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
, November 29th, 2007 —

Four broadcast students from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Journalism and Mass Communications received honorable mentions in The Accolade Competition.

Rachel Anderson of Grand Forks, N.D., Megan Carrick of Franklin, Tenn., Justin Peterson of Omaha and May graduate Chris Welch of Omaha were recognized in the Accolade awards television documentary category for the documentary "Breaking Down Barriers."

"Breaking Down Barriers" examined educational challenges facing Latino immigrants in America and Turkish immigrants in Germany. The journalism students worked as producers, videographers, writers and editors on the year-long project. The documentary was part of a depth-reporting class.

Production assistance for "Breaking Down Barriers" was provided NETNebraska.

"We're proud of our students' accomplishments," said Will Norton Jr., dean of Journalism and Mass Communications. "These students have continued our college's proud tradition of solid journalism in student depth-reporting projects."

The Accolade is considered a top-tier competition that honors professionals, established and emerging, who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity. The international competition is judged by film and television industry professionals. For more information, visit www.accoladecompetition.org.

Thomas Baker, chair of the competition, said, "The Accolade is not an easy award to win. The judges were pleased with the exceptionally high quality of the entries. The goal of The Accolade is to help the winners of this coveted award achieve the recognition they deserve."

CONTACT: Barney McCoy, Assoc. Professor, Broadcasting, (402) 472-3047; or
Marilyn Hahn, Communication Specialist, Journalism and Mass Communications, (402) 472-0876