UNC Hussman honored by Broadcast Education Association Festival

UNC Hussman's "Uprooted: The Faces of the Venezuelan Crisis" has been honored by the 2020 Broadcast Education Association's Festival of Media Arts — winning the "Best of Festival” award in the Student Interactive Multimedia and Emerging Technologies Competition. The project was awarded one of only 18 "Best of Festival" awards out of a pool of 1700 entries for this years competition.

"Uprooted" was made by a team of student videographers, photographers, reporters, designers, developers and faculty dedicated to decoding the political and economic crisis in Venezuela by telling the stories of families who have fled to Medellín, Colombia. The project included video, long-form journalism, infographics and web development. Learn more about the project here.

The BEA also recognized the school's Carolina Photojournalism Workshop. The CPJW staff and faculty advisor Pat Davison won a third place tie in the Multimedia Storytelling category at the festival for their project "The Great State of Wilkes."

The Broadcast Education Association is an international academic media organization for driving insights, excellence in media production and career advancement for educators, students, and professionals. The association’s publications, annual convention, web-based programs, and regional district activities provide opportunities for juried production competition and presentation of current scholarly research related to aspects of the electronic media.