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Student journalists win high honors

Journalism students  Breane Lyga and Glen Olson in the Blugold Radio booth. Blugold Radio recently took home top honors at the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association awards. This photo, taken by Steve Kinderman, appeared with a Leader-Telegram article about the award winning radio show.

Journalism students Breane Lyga and Glen Olson in the Blugold Radio booth. Blugold Radio recently took home top honors at the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association awards. This photo, taken by Steve Kinderman, appeared with a Leader-Telegram article about the award winning radio show.

Student journalists at UW-Eau Claire took home high honors at both the annual meetings of the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association and Wisconsin Newspaper Association last month.

At the WBA awards Blugold Radio took home first place. The show, which airs 5-8 p.m. Sundays on 89.7 FM, won best radio newscast in the Student Awards for Excellence category from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association.

The award garnered a Leader-Telegram article about Blugold Radio written by UW-Eau Claire journalism alumni, Elizabeth Dohms.

The staff of The Spectator also brought home some hardware last month at the Wisconsin Newspaper Association awards. For his, “Senate doesn’t mirror student body makeup,” coverage journalism graduate Alex Zank won first place for investigative reporting.

Zank, who graduated in May, recently started work at the West Bend Daily News.

Senior journalism student Nate Beck took home a third place feature writing award for his story “From combat to campus.” Beck is set to graduate in May.

The Spectator staff was awarded an honorable mention for overall general excellence.

Junior Ellis Williams, who is the sports editor of The Spectator, was one of two students in the state to win a WNA scholarship. Williams accepted the award at the convention in March.

Blugold Radio and The Spectator continue their award-winning work. Tune in to Blugold Radio on Sunday evenings or check out their website: wuec.org. The Spectator is printed every other Thursday and is updated daily on spectatornews.com.

 

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