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K-State Today

October 17, 2016



Journalism and mass communications students bring home hardware from South Central Broadcast Society competition

By Tom Hallaq

Anthony Williams and Katherine Johnston with South Central Broadcast Society trophy

Students in the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications were recognized by the South Central Broadcast Society at its annual conference.

Anthony Williams and Katherine Johnston were both recognized individually as grand prizewinners in the regional broadcasting conference Oct. 14-15 in Dallas, Texas.

Williams won for his informational video, "Maize Mosaic Virus," a video highlighting the research of Anna Whitfield in the plant pathology department. The video was featured on Science360.gov, a video distribution website hosted by the National Science Foundation and also was recognized by the Broadcast Education Association as a Best of Festival winner.

Johnston was recognized as a grand prizewinner in TV talent for her work as a television anchor and reporter at K-State. Johnston worked as an intern for WFAA-ABC in Dallas, Texas, in summer 2016.

Both students will graduate in December.

In addition to these two grand prize awards, an episode of Channel 8 News produced by Johnston also was recognized as a finalist in the competition.

The South Central Regional Conference and competition is an association of more than 30 university broadcast programs in the south central region of the U.S. The competition is open to students and coordinated by broadcast programs in Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.