The names of University of Montana journalism students are all over this year’s list of nominations for the Awards of Excellence from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Northwest Chapter. The awards will be announced at the Emmy ceremony in June.
In the overall newscast category, the UM News team was nominated for their work this fall. UM News is a weekly television and online news show produced by senior broadcast students and aired on the Montana Television Network (KPAX) and ABC/Fox Montana.
The 2017 student documentary unit was nominated in the long-form non-fiction category for it’s documentary “Montana Rx: Unintended Consequences” which aired on Montana PBS last spring. You can watch the full film here.
In general assignment serious news, Aunica Koch was nominated for her piece on a dual language program at Paxon Elementary School in Missoula.
Tiffany Folkes was nominated as photographer and editor and Maria Anderson as reporter/writer for their piece on how local farmers work with the farm-to-college efforts at the University of Montana.
In general assignment news-light, Mederios Whitworth-Babb won a nomination for her project on the Read with the Griz program.
And, Meri DeMarois was nominated for her piece Ballet Beyond Borders.
In the public affairs/community service category, Sophie Trouw, Maria Anderson and Rene Sanchez were nominated for their work on “Vietnam to Montana: Memories of War,” which aired on Montana PBS and is available to watch here.