UT:10 News honored for ‘Best Special Broadcast’ at national competition

November 17, 2011 | News, UToday
By Feliza Casano



UT:10 News, the student-run television news broadcasting class at The University of Toledo, was recognized for a best broadcast in the nation at the College Broadcasters Awards.

UT:10 News producers Carina Cornieles, left, and Ashley Karsten attended the College Broadcasters Inc. National Student Media Convention and accepted the award for “Best Special Broadcast.”

UT:10 News received first place in the “Best Special Broadcast” category for the April 5 segment, “UT Myths and Legends,” about the urban legends on campus such as the origins of Centennial Mall.

Ashley Karsten and Carina Cornieles, UT:10 News student producers, attended the College Broadcasters Inc. National Student Media Convention Oct. 29 in Orlando, Fla., to receive the award. UT:10 beat out three finalists from Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J., St. Cloud State University in Minnesota and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

“I’m so proud of the students and the work they did on this program,” said Dr. Jackie Layng, professor of communication and faculty adviser for the news program. “For national awards like College Broadcasters, they’re competing against high-quality programs and winning.”

The College Broadcasters Inc. is an organization that includes members from U.S. collegiate radio, television, webcasting and other media programs.

TV Journalism is a class offered in the Department of Communication that combines five subject areas taught in separate classes in other broadcasting programs. Students produce their first UT:10 newscast by the fifth week of class.

The winning “UT Myths and Legends” segment was anchored by Karsten and Ashley Roth, then a senior majoring in communication; Roth graduated and now works for 13 ABC Toledo News. John Eidemiller, UT media producer and director, served as a staff adviser for the segment.