Truman Media Network students win media awards

Truman Media Network students win media awards

March 20, 2019

Truman State students received two, first-place awards in the 2019 Missouri Broadcast Educators Association (MBEA) media contest.  Judges with expertise in the broadcast and film areas reviewed entries produced by students involved with the Truman Media Network (TMN) and enrolled in coursework in Communication.

Joey Iaguessa, assistant manager of KTRM-FM, won a first place air check award for his weekly radio show, Free Style Joey.

TMN swept the radio station promotion awards.  Tyler Acosta, KTRM-FM Production Director, received a first place award for best radio station audio promotion announcement.  Katherine Durant and Kevin Melter won second place in the same category.

In the short film category Aerin Johnson, the Executive Producer of TMN-TV, along with Alex Bowles and Lindell Sconce, received a third-place award.  The film was produced in the Digital Video Production class taught by Dr. Mark Smith in 2018.

Truman students competed with nearly a dozen Missouri colleges and universities.  The awards will be formally presented during ceremonies in Springfield in mid-April.