The College of Communication’s own student-produced and managed television station, BUTV10, is the recipient of three New England Associated Press Student Awards, presented May 2.
- Best Election Coverage: “Decision 2012”
- Best Public Affairs Coverage: Inside Boston, “Death With Dignity & Medical Marijuana”
- Best News Hard Feature: “Aftermath of Superstorm Sandy”
“Accepting these AP awards is an incredible honor, but it only further recognizes that BUTV10 is an amazing outlet for students to create professional level programming,” said Sandy Hooper, a December 2012 graduate of the College of Communication. Sandy was a producer for “Decision 2012” and one of three executive producers for “Inside Boston” and is currently an editor and producer in the video department at USA Today Sports.com. “The students involved in ‘Decision 2012’ and ‘Inside Boston’ dedicated long hours on top of rigorous class schedules to produce an evening of election programming that, I believe, went unmatched by other colleges and universities.”
“Everyone is proud to be recognized for this achievement,” said Assistant Professor Christophor Cavalieri, BUTV10’s faculty advisor. “These awards reflect the foundation of a large multi-platform collaboration at the College. It was a first-of-its-kind initiative and the effort certainly has resonated.”
BUTV10 was established in 2005 as a university-wide resource that presents the work of students, faculty and alumni via campus channel 10, live streaming video and on-demand web content. BUTV10 features 12 programs and boasts over two hundred members. The station is based at the College of Communication at Boston University.