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KUWS reporters earn 13 broadcast awards

University of Wisconsin-Superior student journalists from KUWS-FM 91.3 recently received 13 Eric Severeid Awards from the Northwest Broadcast News Association, a multi-state organization of Midwest broadcast professionals, students and teachers.

University of Wisconsin-Superior student journalists from KUWS-FM 91.3 recently received 13 Eric Severeid Awards from the Northwest Broadcast News Association, a multi-state organization of Midwest broadcast professionals, students and teachers.

KUWS reporters again received more awards than any other university or college in the competition. Danielle Kaeding, a senior from Fall Creek, Wis., earned 10 awards, including five first-place awards. Also earning individual awards were Trisha Marczak of Superior and Melissa Burlaga of Duluth, both of whom graduated in December 2006.

The awards and students who received them are:

  • Broadcast Writing category: Merit award for "I Can Handle My Drugs -- Meth Story" by Danielle Kaeding.
  • Documentary/Special category: Merit award for "Homeward Bound -- Animal Shelter" by students from the communicating arts department advanced reporting class.
  • General Reporting category: First place for "History of Canal Park" by students from the communicating arts department advanced reporting class.
  • General Reporting category: Merit award for "Superior Soldier's Funeral" by Danielle Kaeding.
  • General News category: First place for "2006 Election Coverage" by Danielle Kaeding, Trisha Marczak and Melissa Burlaga.
  • Investigative category: First place for "I Can Handle My Drugs -- Meth Story" by Danielle Kaeding.
  • Newscast category: First place for "KUWS Morning Report" by Danielle Kaeding.
  • Series category: First place for "I Can Handle My Drugs -- Meth Story" by Danielle Kaeding.
  • Feature category: Merit award for "Hometown Cheers Astronaut" by Danielle Kaeding
  • Spot News category: Merit award for "Leah Gustafson Murder" by Danielle Kaeding
  • Spot News category: First place for "BWCA Fire" by Trisha Marczak.
  • Talk/Public Affairs category: Merit award for "74th Assembly Debate" by Danielle Kaeding.
  • Talk/Public Affairs category: First place for "Meth in Schools and on the Streets" by Danielle Kaeding.

The awards were presented at the NBNA conference March 24 in Bloomington, Minn.
KUWS is a Wisconsin Public Radio affiliate located at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Many UW-Superior students work at the station as a co-curricular activity of the university's Communicating Arts Department.

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