SUTV earns Emmy nomination for second time
For the second consecutive year, members of student-run SUTV at Shippensburg University are nominees for an Emmy Award.
were announced Aug. 14 by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
According to Dr.
Kim Garris, associate professor of communication/journalism and SUTV advisor,
“It's nice when those outside the Shippensburg community also recognize the
fine work of our students.”
nominated in the college production—sports and student production long form categories.
Last year, the group was nominated in the college production—news category but did not win.
This year, Brandon “Bubba” Smith was nominated in the sports category for
“Red Raider Goes For Gold,” a
segment about Shippensburg alumna Neely Spence and her plans to compete in the
Olympics. Other nominees in the category are from Kutztown University and
According to the
call for entries on the association’s website, this category is for
outstanding achievement in a
regularly scheduled or special presentation of sports news and information.
The SUTV new staff was nominated in the long form category for “SUTV News: Hidden Barriers Studio
Production,” a 30-minute segment that looked at diversity of campus. Cited in
the nomination were Smith as program director/reporter; John Kyle Rogers,
producer/co-anchor; and Rachel Flores, co-anchor/reporter. Other nominees in
this category are from Drexel University and Temple.
According to the
call for entries on the association’s website, this category is for outstanding
achievement in a regularly scheduled or special presentation of a long-form
treatment of a single fictional or non-fictional subject.
Michael Gardner, director of broadcasting, said, “These nominations continue to recognize and confirm the quality of (the
students’) work, being recognized by such a prestigious organization against
two schools in the fourth largest market in the United States.”
The award recipients will be announced Sept. 22 in Philadelphia.