MEDIA COUNCIL & MCCOA AWARDS

MCCOA Media Awards 2017

MCCOA MEDIA AWARDS

We would like to honor you! Please submit award entries by January 1, 2019. All entries must have aired or been published during 2018.

 Journalist of the Year
Entries will be judged for: accuracy, importance to the public, style, presentation/writing skills and a commitment to common journalistic ethics. Open to all Mesa County journalists, including sports and weather journalists, who deliver news to the public as part of their regular duties.

Print journalists must submit three articles • Television journalists must submit three news packages that are at least a minute in length • Radio journalists must submit three broadcast interviews or long-form stories.

Submissions should include:
• Breaking/hard news • general news • feature

News Image of the Year
Candidate must submit three images shot during 2018. Open to any and all journalists that use imagery to tell a news story.

Submissions should include:
• Still photos or 10-15 second short video from a news package/VO • compelling news image that adheres to the conventions of good photography (framing, composition and color balance) • video submissions must include natural sound • images must tell a story

Newsroom of the Year
Entries will be judged for: overall quality, technical competence, writing competence, style, broadcast or newspaper stacking decisions, headline/tease writing, overall aesthetic look and common journalistic ethics. (Local stories will be given preference.)

Submissions should include:
• A half hour show or 30 minute portion of a newscast • two sections of a newspaper/online edition • an extended radio broadcast 

Blooper of the Year
Open to all journalists unafraid to have a little fun at their own expense! No limit to the number of entries per newsroom or journalist. Each blooper must have occurred in 2018 during a live broadcast or in a publication distributed to the public.

Example submissions:
Unfortunate headlines • unexpected utterances • newscast catastrophes • live shot shenanigans

 Questions? Need help? Email Honora Thompson: Honora.Thompson@gjemtac.doe.gov.

MEDIA COUNCIL

is held quarterly between MCCOA members and local media. The intent is to foster two-way communication, share story ideas and have confidential discussions with the intent to improve working relations between MCCOA members, their organizations and all media. If you have questions about media council, please contact: Mesacountyjic@gmail.com

2017 MCCOA Award Winners

Television Journalist of the Year: Stephanie Bennett
Radio Journalist of the Year: Ty Morgan
News Image of the Year: David Jones
Newsroom of the Year: KREX Channel 5
Blooper of the Year: Tanner Barth and Julian Mininsohn
MCCOA PIO of the Year: Dan Chermok

2016 MCCOA Award Winners

Newsroom of the Year: KREX News Channel 5
Videographer of the Year: David Jones, Freelance
News Image of the Year: Chris Schumann, KJCT/KKCO
Journalist of the Year: Makenzie O’Keefe, KKCO
MCCOA PIO of the Year: Honora Thompson

2015 MCCOA Award Winners

Newsroom of the Year: KREX News Channel 5
Video Image of the Year: David Jones, Freelance
Photo Image of the Year: Chris Schumann, KJCT/KKCO
Journalist of the Year: Makenzie O’Keefe, KKCO
MCCOA PIO of the Year: Karen Martsolf, Community Hospital

2014 MCCOA Award Winners

Newsroom of the Year: KREX News Channel 5
Image of the Year: David Jones, Freelance
Journalist of the Year: Angel Russell, KREX News Channel 5
MCCOA PIO of the Year: Kate Porras, GJ Police Department

2013 MCCOA Award Winners

Newsroom of the Year: Daily Sentinel Newspaper
Video/Image of the Year: Chris Schumann, KJCT Videographer
Journalist of the Year: Amanda Brandeis, KREX News Channel 5
Partner of the Year: Mackenzie Dodge, KEKB Townsquare Media/Radio
MCCOA PIO of the Year: Heather Benjamin, MCSO

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