CALL FOR ENTRIES
Complete Entries Brochure and Contest Instructions are now available. Submit your station’s best work from April 1, 2014-March 31, 2015. Entry deadline is Monday, June 1st at 5:00PM. Entries are to be submitted by your stations Contest Manager using www.betterbnc.com.
New this year, “Broadcast News: Investigative Reporting”. REMEMBER: ALL Radio Stations receive one comp entry. Radio Stations who have not participated in two years, receive two comps. If you have questions, please contact the SCBA office.
THANK YOU TO OUR
2015 STAR AWARD
Thank you to the following sponsors and partners for our upcoming STAR Awards Dinner & Ceremony to be held in August:
NIELSEN MEDIA RESEARCH
Municipal Association of SC
OTS Media Group
University of South Carolina Dept of Mass Comm Winthrop University Dept of Mass Comm
If you would like to be a partner/sponsor, please contact the SCBA office for available opportunities.
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SCBA HALL OF FAME
SCBA is pleased to announce the opening of two important new venues. A new Hall of Fame exhibit at Winthrop University and a new digital display at the University of South Carolina will provide high profile environments to highlight SCBA history, which will be accessible to students, faculty, broadcast history researchers, and other visitors to the schools.
In late summer, the University of South Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communication will relocate to the renovated Health Science building. The new facility combines spectacular preservation of one of the historically significant buildings on campus and the very latest in high technology communications. Featured prominently on the first floor, will be the South Carolina Broadcasters Association Gallery, where SCBA history, including profiles of the Hall of Fame inductees will be featured on a large video screen.
In addition, SCBA has completed negotiations with Winthrop University in Rock Hill to become the new home to the physical SCBA Hall of Fame, featuring the bronze plaques of current and future inductees. The plaques will be hung prominently in a newly-remodeled spacious gallery located in the beautiful and historic Johnson Hall, home of the Winthrop Department of Mass Communication. A formal dedication and unveiling of the new exhibit will take place in September. The day will include a student career forum, tour of the department and cocktail reception.
USC and Winthrop are the two accredited journalism programs in South Carolina and we enthusiastically support the great work they do in preparing tomorrow’s broadcasters.
More on SCBA Hall of Fame
Read Winthrop press release
AVAILABLE FOR 2015
SCBA is offering two scholarships to The Poynter Institute for Media Studies. The scholarships cover tuition and some travel expenses. Scholarships are applicable to the two programs outlined below; however, a predetermined number of scholarships have been designated for each seminar. The top SCBA member candidates will be awarded the designated scholarships and any other SCBA members selected to attend the seminars will do so at their own expense. If no SCBA members apply or are selected to attend a particular seminar eligible for an SCBA scholarship then the scholarship(s) will roll over to the other remaining seminars and will be publicized to the membership. For more information on the scholarships and seminars, go to www.poynter.org
for SCBA Scholarships:
TV News Anchors: Top
Performance on All Platforms
Seminar Dates: August 16-21, 2015
Application Deadline: July 3, 2015
Scholarships Available: 1
(The deadline has passed
for the June serminar)