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NSPA Winners

2009 NSPA Broadcast Story of the Year Winners
Contest judging and video hosting courtesy of a partnership with RTNDF and SchoolTube.com

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Broadcast Feature

First Place
Kellie Rowe
DTV News Live, Davison HS, Davison, Mich.

Second Place
Heidi Neidhardt, Sam Balecha, Brooke Acuna
Searider News, Waianae HS, Waianae, Hawaii

Third Place
Jessica Alpern, Brittany Reeber
Broward Teen News, BECON, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Honorable Mention
Austin Siegemund-Broka
Mustang Morning News, Mira Costa HS, Manhattan Beach, Calif.

Honorable Mention
Brittyn Fuller, Ty Grosshuesch
BVTV Student News Team, Blue Valley USD 229, Overland Park, Kan.

Honorable Mention
Brittany Crowder
DTV News Live, Davison HS, Davison, Mich.

Broadcast News

Judge's suggestions to all entrants in this category for improvements:

  • Follow the RTDNA Code of Ethics. Clearly identify reenactments as such.
  • Do not dissolve between SOT’s. It makes the story drag. The story has to be snappy and powerful. Dissolves slow things down.
  • Remember the viewer has to comprehend everything in a shot. The general editing rule is to leave wide shots, which have a lot more information, up a tad longer than tight shots.

First Place
Ethan Barhydt, Sarah Yi
WDHS, Deerfield HS, Deerfield, Ill.

Second Place
Brittyn Fuller, Ty Grosshuesch
BVTV Student News Team, Blue Valley USD 229, Overland Park, Kan.

Third Place
Tatiana Burton, Alexa Hilt, Alissa Hedgren
Eagleeye, Apple Valley Sr. HS, Apple Valley, Minn.

Honorable Mention
Heidi Neidhardt, Sam Belecha, Mhanivel Moresca
Searider News, Waianae HS, Waianae, Hawaii

Honorable Mention
Jamie Lee, Jonathan Dinong
Searider News, Waianae HS, Waianae, Hawaii

Broadcast Sports

First Place
Kayla O'Brien
Broward Teen News, BECON, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Second Place
Brittny Dinong, Sam Spake, Ashley Guerrero
Searider News, Waianae HS, Waianae, Hawaii

Third Place
Fran Olive, Sarah Skinner
HTV Magazine, Hillcrest HS, Springfield, Mo.

Honorable Mention
Ashley Guerrero, Colby Corneau
Searider News, Waianae HS, Waianae, Hawaii

Honorable Mention
Michael Houser, Jesse Carriere
MHS-1, McKinney HS, McKinney, Texas