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WIU Broadcasting Students Named Finalists in NBS Competition

February 11, 2019

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MACOMB, IL -- Western Illinois University students have been named finalists in 11 categories of the 56th annual National Undergraduate Student Electronic Media Competition, held by the National Broadcasting Society (NBS).

The award winners will be announced during the March NBS convention in Philadelphia, PA, which will be attended by WIU Broadcasting and Journalism faculty Jasmine Crighton and Assistant Professor Patrick Johnson and several students.

Johnson will also be presenting a research paper during the professional competition.

The finalists are:

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Rebecca Stambaugh, a junior broadcasting major, of Chapin, IL

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Austin Pilger, a senior broadcasting major, of Beardstown, IL

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Marcellus Angel, a junior broadcasting major, of Milan, IL

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Devin Brooks, a sophomore broadcasting major, of St. Louis, MO

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Terrance Black, a senior broadcasting major, of South Holland, IL, and Emily Kenney, a senior broadcasting major, of Farmington, IL

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Kenney, Brooks and Black

Outstanding Multi-Camera Direction: "NEWS3 | Decision 2018 | November 6, 2018"


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Black and Kenney

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Andrew Ball, a freshman broadcasting major, of Bettendorf, IA

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