SOJ Professor awarded for video

Rick RicioppoSchool of Journalism professor Rick Ricioppo received an Award of Excellence in the BEA (Broadcast Education Association) 2011 Festival of Media Arts. His award was in the Faculty Video Competition in the Promotional Video category.

Ricioppo will be receiving a plaque at BEA’s national convention in Las Vegas on April 11 where they will show the video, a promotional piece for the Center for Communicating Science (See it here).

The BEA Festival of Media Arts is an international refereed exhibition of faculty creative activities and a national showcase for student work, sponsored by the Charles and Lucille King Family Foundation, Avid, and Sony. The Festival provides a venue for exhibition of winning submissions, including recognition of project authors, through showcase and awards sessions held during the annual convention of Broadcast Education Association (BEA) in Las Vegas. The Festival seeks to enhance and extend creative activities, teaching, and professional standards in broadcasting and other forms of electronically mediated communication.

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