Two student-produced Neumann University videos have won 2012 Student Achievement Awards, which were presented by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) at the local Emmy Awards ceremony on September 22 in Philadelphia. In the six College Production categories, Neumann was the only university to capture more than one award.
"Camden: The Forgotten City" won in the Public Affairs/Community Service category. The video was produced by Daniel Angelo of New Hope, PA, Amy Cockerill of Thornton, PA, and Casey Jones of Wilmington, DE. The eight-minute piece details the economic plight of Camden, New Jersey, and the efforts of Father Michael Doyle, pastor at Sacred Heart Church, to renew the Waterfront South section of the city.
Camden: The Forgotten City
"Neumann University: Uniquely Personal" won in the General Assignment News category. It was created by Athena Thompson of Philadelphia, PA, Cortney Brooks of Blue Bell, PA, Katie Orr of Moorestown, NJ, Michelle Ferguson of Coatesville, PA, Crystal Bianchi of Drexel Hill, PA, and Megan Scott of Sea Cliff, NY. Featuring interviews with students and faculty members, the video investigates the meaning of the university’s marketing theme to members of the campus community.
There were 14 finalists in six College Production categories of the NATAS awards. Other winners were student videos from Drexel University, Moravian College, Shippensburg University, and Temple University. The mid-Atlantic region covers Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and far eastern Ohio.
Panels of professional judges rated the entries on content, creativity and execution. The Communication and Media Arts senior seminar class, which produced the videos, was taught by Karen Thomas, a full-time faculty member at Neumann University and a meteorologist at WTXF (FOX 29) in Philadelphia.
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