Senior Nelson Oliveira wins award for video piece on Sandy

Stony Brook School of Journalism senior Nelson Oliveira was named a 2013 Student News Competition Winner by the Broadcast Education Association’s (BEA) Festival of Media Arts last week.

Oliveira won second place in the Television Feature Reporting category for his piece “Memories Destroyed by Sandy,” which examines the memorabilia Long Island residents lost in Super Storm Sandy.

“I was very surprised,” Oliveira said.  “I had no idea I would even enter this video in a competition when I was filming it. So winning second place in a national broadcast competition was really special.”

The BEA Festival of Media Arts is an international competition of faculty and student work.

Oliveira’s piece, along with all other winning work, will be on exhibit as part of the BEA’s annual convention in Las Vegas.

Of the video, one judge on the panel said: “Rich video quality matching with what people are telling you. It is harder to do these ‘nat-packages,’ with no reporter voice, but this was pulled off well. Gut-wrenching video. Great sound.”

Read the article that accompanies the video here.

Memories Destroyed by Sandy from Stony Brook School of Journalism on Vimeo.