Wilson honored for service to scholastic journalism

CHAPEL HILL – Bradley Wilson, coordinator of student media advising at N.C. State University, has been awarded the Kay Phillips Distinguished Service Award from the North Carolina Scholastic Media Association.

The award, named in honor of the first full-time director of the association, recognizes two individuals each year who have supported the state’s scholastic journalism association and its mission. Robin Sawyer, journalism teacher at First Flight High and former Dow Jones National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year, also received the 2008 Kay Phillips Award.

WKNC named 'Best Radio Station'

WKNC 88.1 FM once again earned bragging rights as "Best Radio Station" in the Triangle, as voted by the readers of The Independent Weekly . This marks the fifth straight year the student-run station has taken top honors.

Wythe Josey of The Independent Weekly presented the award to assistant indie rock music director Jenna St. Pierre during her June 4 radio program, "The Local Lunch."

"You guys put on great programming every single day continuously so you guys deserve this," Josey said.

Technician staffers win SCJ awards

The Society for Collegiate Journalists confirmed winners for the 2008 contest, although some winners were announced at it's biennial convention held March 13 - 15 at Barton College in Wilson, N.C. Four NCSU students were among the students recognized. In addition to the individual recognition, the Technician placed first for overall excellence in the category including newspapers published more frequently than weekly. N.C. State chapter winners were as follows:

Teaching about Service Learning through photography

With a grant from the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Foundation, the NCSU Student Media photography staff set out to teach students about service learning and have them use that knowledge to document a service learning project taking place in their community. After training young photographers in the basics of photography and explaining what makes a good photo, we were then able to explain to them service learning and allow them to become more aware of it in their community. 

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