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Feb. 19, 2002
Scripps Howard Foundation to sponsor search for "Most Valuable Staffer" college broadcast staffer
CINCINNATI -- The Scripps Howard
Foundation, in partnership with College Media Advisers Inc.,
is accepting nominations for the annual national competition
to identify five outstanding college broadcast station staff
Five winners will be selected, each receiving a $5,000 scholarship. Winners also will receive an all expenses paid trip to Kissimmee, Fla., for an awards presentation during the Fall National College Media Convention, co-sponsored by the Associated Collegiate Press and College Media Advisers, Oct. 31-Nov. 3. The broadcast stations where the students work will each receive a matching $5,000 grant.
"Our intention in sponsoring this competition is to recognize the accomplishments of students who contribute the most to their campus broadcast stations," said Judith G. Clabes, president and CEO of the Scripps Howard Foundation. "It doesnít matter whether theyíre on-the-air or working behind the scenes. We want to acknowledge the efforts and hard work of staffers who excel at getting the job done."
Jenny Tenpenny Crouch, president of College Media Advisers and publications adviser at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tenn., said, "By co-sponsoring this competition, weíre able to identify and reward the most deserving college broadcasters and the stations for which they work. Itís an excellent opportunity to help further the careers of the nationís future broadcasters."
Winners will be chosen by a three-judge panel, including a representative from College Media Advisers, Scripps Howard Foundation and a professional at-large.
The competition is open to any member of student-operated college radio or television stations licensed for broadcast by the Federal Communications Commission or available campus- or community-wide via a closed circuit system.
The nominee must be a full-time freshman, sophomore or junior in good standing. Nominees do not have to be journalism or communications majors. Winners must be enrolled in an undergraduate program in the fall of 2002, when the award will be made.
Entries must be postmarked by May 17. Winners will be announced by Sept. 3.
The nomination package should include a resume; a portfolio tape consisting of at least three examples of the studentís work; a letter from the applicant explaining his/her philosophy of what a student operated station should be and how his or her contribution has helped the station; a 500-word essay posing and defending a position on a broadcast industry problem or issue; a transcript of college course work; and station documentation.
The station documentation, not to exceed 10 pages, should include the station philosophy or mission statement; explanation of station hierarchy; summary of the stationís program offerings; description of the stationís technical facilities; an accounting of service to the academic department or student media, college or university and the greater community.
Mail complete nomination packet to:
Most Valuable Staffer Ė Broadcast
Scripps Howard Foundation
Cincinnati, Ohio 45201-5380
College Media Advisers, with more than 700 members coast to coast, represents the people who advise the nationís collegiate newspapers, yearbooks, magazines and electronic media.
Dedicated to excellence in journalism, the Scripps Howard Foundation is a leader in industry efforts in journalism education, scholarships, internships, literacy, minority recruitment/development and First Amendment causes.
Contact: Vickie Martin, Scripps Howard Foundation, 513-977-3034, email@example.com