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January 15, 2020

UNT's ntTV Continues Award Streak

ntTV (North Texas Television) students took home 8 wins in the 17th Annual Student Production Awards Division of the Lone Star EMMY Gala!

Nearly 800 people from all walks of the broadcast media world were on hand for this EMMY gala, including representatives from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. They saw first-hand the excellent work produced by UNT students. The entries of these students were judged by national panels of professional television broadcasts, experts in their respective fields and the students are held to the same kind of standard as EMMY winning professional broadcast media. This past year's winning entries were:

College Newscast: ntTV Nightly News (6 pm)

College Fiction: Sin Aire (ntTV Spanish language telenovela)

College Sports-Live Event: Mean Green Gameday Homecoming

College Public Service Announcement: Water Conservation Rap

College Talent: Shahji Adam

College Director: Seth Biley

College Photographer: Women in Fly Fishing - Joshua Skinner reporter, Cameron Dixon and Tim Banzon photographers

College Writing - Self-Driving Cars-Typhani Bartholomew.

College Newscast - Spanish Language: UNT partnering with the University of Texas-Arlington and Univision for this win.

This past year's event marks 48 Student Production awards won by UNT/ntTV students over the years. These awards are significant because they represent the work of hundreds of UNT/ntTV students. Newscasts, special programs, public service work, entertainment programs are all created and executed by many students who work long hours because they are passionate about what they are learning. The students are the future of media in the United States and their work here showcases that future.

In addition to the Lone Star Student Production Awards from the Lone Star EMMY chapter, ntTV students won major awards on a national scale from the 2019 College Broadcasters Incorporated. It is a national organization serving students and advisers of both College/University and High School electronic media outlets. Judges from this national organization singled out 6 entries from ntTV as award worthy.

Best Hard News Reporting: "Denton Airport Runway" Julian Esparza Second Place

Best Public Service: "Water Conservation Rap", Second Place

Best General Entertainment: "North Texas Now", Second Place

Best Documentary: "Backline Season 2", Fourth Place

Best Comedy: "MG Ultimate Wrestling Season One" Fourth Place

Best Live Production: "Late Night @North Texas", Fourth Place

As with all awards, these represent the hard work of dozens of students who carve time from their academic studies and personal lives to create and execute content that will take them into a successful career in today's media.

All these students are carrying on a legacy of creative excellence and commitment as well as laying a foundation for those students who will become the new generation of media practitioners from UNT and ntTV.

Visit mediaarts.unt.edu to learn more about the Media Arts program and ntTV!