Knightly News wins Best College TV Newscast in FL

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Pictured (left to right) are: Dr. Tim Brown, Camila Hernandez, and Marci Gonzalez (’05)

The Nicholson School of Communication’s Knightly News television newscast has been named Best College TV Newscast in the state of Florida by the Florida Associated Press Broadcasters. The award winning newscast, chosen from the Spring 2015 semester, was recognized Saturday at the AP Broadcasters College Students’ Workshop at the Wyndham Orlando Resort on International Drive.12974452_10153833033781773_7646916906878481024_n

“This is amazing; just an incredible accomplishment for our students,” said Dr. Tim Brown, Associate Director for the Nicholson School of Communication, who accepted the award on behalf of Knightly. “This represents semesters, and years, of hard work for the 35 or so students who worked on that newscast, both in news and production. And of course, we couldn’t do it without our dedicated faculty and staff, who train and challenge the students to give their best.”

The win this year was extra special, as Knightly News Alumna and current ABC News Correspondent Marci Gonzalez, ’05, was the keynote speaker for the convention and presented the award to the Nicholson School. (“She found it a little tough to contain herself during the ceremony, but started jumping up and down right after it!”)

This the second time that Knightly News has received this award, the first coming in 2008. Since then, Knightly has been a runner up three straight times, from 2013-2015. “Looking back, that’s as much of an accomplishment as anything else,” said Dr. Brown. “Year in and year out, our students are recognized as one of the top college newscasts in the state, and that challenges each group as they come in to our program. But yeah, now the bar is raised a little bit!”

To watch this year’s Knightly News broadcasts, as well as other programs from Nicholson Student Media, check out the School’s live stream.

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