Academics

Student work earns three regional production awards

Film and broadcast students garner equivalent of Emmy Awards

Alexandra Hogan, who graduated in May 2016, received an award for her piece "Human Trafficking: A Survivor's Story." Credit: Penn StateCreative Commons

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Work produced by students in Penn State’s College of Communications garnered three 2016 College/University Production Awards, the equivalent of regional Emmy Awards, from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Mid-Atlantic Chapter.

The winners included two film projects and one broadcast piece. Penn State student-produced work was nominated for seven awards.

Film winners:

  • Arts and Entertainment/Cultural Affairs: “Protect and Serve” (Thomas Stewart, producer; Aaron Andrews, co-director; Lauren Bogholtz, co-director)
  • Long Form, Fiction: “Carrie Hope” (Ian T. Logan, writer/director; Abigail Wilson, producer; Nick Serricchio, director of photography; Jordan Thompson, sound/editing)

Broadcast winner:

Over the past four years, programs produced in the College of Communications have earned 12 College/University Production Awards from the NATAS.

Each year, the awards recognize outstanding student achievement in production in the Mid-Atlantic region. The award is intended to be an incentive for continued pursuit of excellence by those studying media and journalism and to bring attention to outstanding achievements by students.

For a full list of winners, click here

Last Updated June 02, 2021