UW-River Falls Student Media Win Awards in Statewide Contests

March 13, 2015--Two University of Wisconsin-River Falls campus media organizations — the Student Voice (student newspaper) and WRFW (campus radio station)— have won awards in statewide competitions for newspaper journalism and broadcasting. 

The Student Voice earned third place for best editorial in its publication category from the Wisconsin Newspaper Association (WNA) Foundation. The campus newspaper won for its staff-written editorial, "Senate elections struggle with numerous issues," published in October 2013. 

The foundation announced winners of the 2014 Collegiate Better Newspaper Contest during the annual WNA convention Feb. 26-27 in Waukesha. 

Students Bryan Tester of Maplewood, Minn., and Drew Moldenhauer of Hugo, Minn., from the radio station, WRFW, won third place for sports play-by-play announcing from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association (WBA). 

"Hockey is probably the toughest sport to call," a judge of the WBA's annual Student Awards for Excellence said. "The coverage of the action was great as was the overall sound quality, which often isn't the case for college hockey games." 

The award was announced during the WBA's annual Student Seminar March 7 in Middleton.

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