Five students earned seven awards from the Garden State Journalist Association's 72nd Annual Memorial Journalism Awards competition for their on-air work at WSOU 89.5 FM, housed in the College of Communication and the Arts. The students placed in multiple categories, with senior Matt Ambrose taking first place in the Broadcast – Radio Sports category. The Garden State Journalist Association's yearly contest celebrates the best work by the media and public relations professionals who cover New Jersey.
The winners from WSOU are:
- Dalton Allison: Second Place, Broadcast – Radio Sports Feature, "Lindsay Berra Story."
- Matt Ambrose: First Place, Broadcast – Radio Sports, "Seton Hall Men's Basketball Team Defeats Kentucky in OT."
- Jose Feliciano: Third Place, Broadcast – Radio Sports, "Seton Hall vs Louisville Men's Basketball Play-by-Play."
- Faith Kessler: Second Place Broadcast – Radio General News, "WSOU Newscast 12/13/18."
- Bob Towey: Second Place, Broadcast – Radio Feature, "Mental Health Awareness."
- Bob Towey: Third Place, Broadcast – Radio General News "WSOU Newscast 5/31/18."
- Bob Towey: Third Place, Broadcast – Sports Feature, "Comeback Season."
"Bob, Dalton, Faith, Jose and Matt's achievements are particularly impressive because they were competing not only against other noncommercial broadcasters, but commercial broadcasters as well," said Mark Maben, general manager of WSOU. "These honors speak to the emphasis WSOU places on pre-professional development and serving the communities we cover. Our students continue to show that they can produce work equal to that of professional journalists, newscasters, and sportscasters."
The winners of the Garden State Journalists Association awards will be recognized at an event in Newark, New Jersey on May 22. A complete list of winners can be found at on the Garden State Journalist Association's website.
WSOU 89.5 FM, which began broadcasting in 1948, is the student-run radio station of Seton Hall University. Celebrated for its loud rock format and coverage of Seton Hall athletics, WSOU's signal reaches all five boroughs of New York City and much of northern and central New Jersey, and is available on iHeartRadio. WSOU was the 2016 winner of the National Broadcasters Association's Marconi Award for Noncommercial Station of the Year. More information about the station can be found online at WSOU's website and their Facebook. WSOU is part of the College of Communication and the Arts at Seton Hall University.
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