IMG_8310Sabrina Jones, a sophomore from Glen Dale, W.V., received 2nd place in the national Broadcast Education Association (BEA) student Festival of Media Arts. Her production “Hare in the Hills” was produced from the spring 2014 COM362, Audio Documentary Production course. Jones entered her work in the Specialty Program division.

BEA is an international academic media organization promoting excellence in media production and career advancement for educators, students, and professionals. The association’s publications, annual convention, web-based programs, and regional district activities provide opportunities for juried production competition and presentation of current scholarly research related to aspects of the electronic media.

“It was an incredible learning experience,” said Jones. “And the exposure to new people and to new ideas really opened my mind. While gathering the audio, I enjoyed being able to ask the kinds of questions that I was curious about and then turn it into an enjoyable audio piece.”

The Broadcast Education Association’s Festival of Media Arts is a yearly competitive festival open to BEA faculty and student members. Jones competed against over 1250 total entries in 15 different divisions ranging from dramatic narratives, non-fiction documentary, news, and interactive multimedia.

“What an honor for Sabrina,” said Jeff Pfister, Instructor and Director of WGLZ Radio. “This production was an excellent example of her ability to demonstrate her communication skills; to listen and ask questions and then assemble the information to tell an interesting and dynamic story.”

Winners officially receive their awards during BEA’s annual convention and Festival of Media Arts, April 12-15, in Las Vegas.