Broadcast wins three awards at DUTV Vidcon

Mikaela McCabe, JAG reporter

Shock crossed senior Allison Mackey’s face after finding out she won second place in two competitions at the DUTV Vidcon, a broadcast journalism competition. The competition took place in Springfield, Mo. at Drury University Friday, Nov. 2-Saturday, Nov. 3.

Mackey’s LiveStrong story placed second for overall story, and she also placed second in the anchoring competition.

“There were so many people and really incredibly talented schools there,” Mackey said. “It was awesome that I got those awards out of all those people.”

Along with Mackey, sophomores Savannah Rudicel and Brooke Collins won second in feature story. Journalism teacher Cindy Swartz continued to be proud of their accomplishments.

“It’s really rewarding and they are so genuinely surprised,” Swartz said. “Anytime we win awards it’s meaningful.”

Mackey, with the help of juniors Ty Smith and Jacob Patterson, worked approximately 24 hours on the LiveStrong story, which Mackey said made her award and the competition memorable.

“I really like being able to develop my skills in different areas of broadcasting, from basic reporting to anchoring,” Mackey said. “I really enjoy the competition.”


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