Stony Brook Students Get Recognition in International Competition

Two Stony Brook School of Journalism students received awards in the BEA 2012 Festival of Media ArtsBEA (Broadcast Education Association) is an international academic association that focuses on the electronic media.

Philly Bubaris

Philly Bubaris

Each year in conjunction with its annual convention, BEA conducts a faculty and student competition of television, radio and multimedia projects. This year, two Stony Brook students received recognition in this highly competitive festival. Junior Philly Bubaris and alum Lauren Cioffi took home a combined three awards.

Bubaris received two Honorable Mention Awards. In the Student Television Feature Reporting category, her story was about a retired Stony Brook professor who now devotes his time to creating works of art on his wood lathe. In the Student Television Hard News Reporting category she reported on the rare eating disorder Prader-Willi Syndrome, focusing on a support group-house in Port Jefferson. Bubaris plans on graduating in May 2013.

Cioffi earned Second Place in the Student Television Hard News Reporting category for her

Lauren Cioffi

Lauren Cioffi

in-depth report on the Social Host Law. This law states that it is illegal for any person over the age of 18 to allow minors to consume alcohol on private property. Lauren’s video examined the affect and success of the law in both Nassau and Suffolk County. Lauren graduated from Stony Brook last May and is currently working at CBS Evening News as a Broadcast Associate, producing segments for anchor Scott Pelley.