Each year, St. Ambrose Communication students are recognized for their outstanding work in radio and television broadcasting.
This year, four students received first-place honors across two different organizations. Junior Ryan Sandness won first place in the "Newscast" category for "SAU News This Week: November 6, 2020." Junior Logen Howell and sophomore David Meyer placed first in the "Sportscast/Program" category for their Aug. 26, 2020, episode of their sports talk show "Unsportsmanlike Conduct." Both recognitions came from the Midwest Journalists Association's Eric Sevareid Awards.
The Iowa Broadcast News Association awarded senior Haley Rhoads first place in "Sports Coverage" for her feature "SAU Dance Team adjusts to COVID." The SAU Theatre Department also earned a first-place honor. Their radio play "An Enemy of the People" won "Best Radio Drama" from the national Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Awards.
SAU journalists nab several awards and recognitions.
Here is the full list of awards:
Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Awards
- Finalist, Best Political Coverage, Charles Hart and Logen Howell, Bee Election Central PKG
- Finalist, Best News Feature, Haley Rhoads, "SAU Dance Team adjusts to COVID"
- Finalist, Best Sports Talk Program, Logen Howell and David Meyer, "Unsportsmanlike Conduct: August 26, 2020"
- Winner, Best Radio Drama, St. Ambrose Theatre, "An Enemy of the People"
Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association, Eric Sevareid Awards
- Award of Merit, General Reporting, Charles Hart, "U.S. Election Through Lens of International Students"
- First Place, Newscast, Ryan Sandness, "SAU News This Week: November 6, 2020"
- First Place, Sportscast/Program, Logen Howell and David Meyer, "Unsportsmanlike Conduct: August 26, 2020"
- Award of Merit, General Reporting, Charles Hart, "SAU Marching Band Adjust to COVID"
Small Market Radio:
- Award of Merit, Documentary/Special, KALA-FM Staff, "Bee Election Central"
- Award of Merit, Talk Public Affairs, Relevant or Irrelevant Staff, "POWs in Iowa 1943-1946"
- Award of Merit, Talk Public Affairs, Relevant or Irrelevant Staff, "Cave Markings: Cherokee Life Before Removal"
Iowa Broadcast News Association Awards
The IBNA recognizes outstanding work done by its members.
- First Place, Sports Coverage, Haley Rhoads, "SAU Dance Team adjusts to COVID"
- Third Place, Best Newscast, SAUtv
Large Market Radio: