Freedom of Speech PSA Winners Announced
July 5, 2011 at 10:51 AM (PT)
The NAB EDUCATION FOUNDATION (NABEF) and the BROADCAST EDUCATION ASSOCIATION (BEA) announced today the winners of their annual Freedom of Speech public service announcement (PSA) competition for college communications students. The first-place winners in the radio and television categories will be recognized at the SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS' (SPJ) annual conference on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th, 2011 in NEW ORLEANS.
"Freedom of speech is a principle that provides the very foundation of our broadcast industry," said NABEF Pres. MARCELLUS ALEXANDER. "The winning students in this competition effectively and creatively conveyed what it means to them."
"We are honored to partner with NABEF and the MCCORMICK FOUNDATION to highlight these quality student productions," BEA Exec. Dir. HEATHER BIRKS said. "These students were selected from a talented pool of entries, and they all showcase their insight and creativity regarding Freedom of Speech."
The winning radio entries are:
1st Place: CAITLIN JOHNSON, ROWAN UNIVERSITY
2nd Place: SARAYA WINTERSMITH, HOWARD UNIVERSITY
3rd Place: MASON ALEXANDER, THE ART INSTITUTE OF ATLANTA
Winning PSAs may be viewed at www.freedomofspeechpsa.org and will be available for download FRIDAY, JULY 15th, 2011 on the NAB Spot Center.