Pitt State media production students win 12 statewide awards 

Media Production students at Pittsburg State University captured 12 awards in this year’s state competition by the Kansas Association of Broadcasters. They received the awards in a ceremony on May 2 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. 

“We are seeing our students win in a variety of categories this year,” said Professor Troy Comeau, director of the media production program. “I’ve always wanted our program to emphasize different styles of media production rather than focusing in on one. It’s wonderful to see that depth of work recognized at the state level.”  

Students from Pitt State entered projects created throughout the year that were judged against students from all other colleges and universities in the state. They earned two first-place awards, six second-place awards, and four honorable mention awards. 

In the category of Best Episodic Entertainment video, first place went to Jacki Chang, a graduate student from Taiwan, for “Mission Complete.” In that same category, an honorable mention went to Blayne Thornton, a graduate student from Gardner, for “2 Episodes of Popeye You Have to See.”  

Chang also earned honorable mention for his “Go Yap Ad” in the 60 Second Commercial Video category. 

For Best Special Audio Programming, first place went to Kennedy Tomasi, a senior from Pittsburg, for “KT Student Worker Audio Documentary.”  Second place winners were Bo McDowell, a senior from Pittsburg and Jade Weston, a senior from Baxter Springs, for “J3 Band Audio Documentary.”  

In the Video category, the Student Association of Broadcasters won second place for “2022 Yell Like Hell.” 

In Audio Public Service Announcement, second place went to Riley Beihl, a senior from Pittsburg, for “Testicular Cancer PSA.” Azaria Pishny, a sophomore from Olathe, won second place in Video Commercial Announcement with “VSL Advertisement 1 Minute.” 

For Best Overall Newscast, second place went to adjunct faculty member Kate Allred’s Spring 22 Broadcast Journalism Class for “CAPS 13 News: Show 7.” 

In Best Podcast, second place went to Cale Chapman, a senior from Mission, for “Capes Declassified: EP.3 Ash Williams & EP.5 Prometheus.” 

Honorable mentions went to Corbin Kinsch, a senior from Olathe, for his documentary “South-East Monsters” and to Addie Hinterweger, a junior from Overbrook, for her audio PSA “The Trevor Project.”

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