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WIU Broadcasting and Journalism Students Finalists for SINBA Awards

April 12, 2018

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MACOMB, IL – Students in the Western Illinois University Department of Broadcasting and Journalism have been named finalists for nine state broadcasting awards.

The students have won either first or second place in news and sports categories in the Students in Illinois News Broadcasters Association (SINBA) competition.

Awards will be given to the students later this month at the Illinois News Broadcasters Association (INBA) conference in East Peoria.

This year's WIU finalists include:

• Outstanding Hard Television Program: NEWS3 Live at 4

• Outstanding Soft Television Program: NEWS3 Good Morning Macomb

• Outstanding Sports Television Program: WIU Football Coach's Show by Danny Frey, a broadcasting alumnus from Springfield (IL)

• Outstanding Television Sports Reporting: Justin Fitzpatrick, a junior broadcasting major of O'Fallon, MO

• Outstanding Videography: Ryan Garity, a broadcasting alumnus of Crystal Lake (IL)

• Outstanding Soft Radio Program: Man Coverage by Ryan Mumma, a senior broadcasting major of Wilmington (IL)

• Outstanding Radio News Reporting: Marcellus Angel, a sophomore broadcasting major of Rock Island (IL)

• Outstanding Radio Sports Play-By-Play: Frey

• Outstanding Use of Sound: John Benedeck, a senior broadcasting major from McHenry (IL)

Devin Brooks and Terrance Black were also named finalists for the SINBA scholarship.

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