Electronic Journalism and Digital Media Production students won two awards in the 2011 annual college competition conducted by the Indiana Association of School Broadcasters.

Mark Minner ’12 and Dan McCullough ’11 received a second place award for TV Spot Production for their commercial about the Bulldog Blitz, a student-produced TV sports show. Lindsey Corbitt ’11 placed third in the Television News Package category for her story about the dangers of texting while walking. Corbitt’s story was produced for the Butler Beat, a student-produced TV news and entertainment program, and can be viewed here. The Bulldog Blitz commercial can be seen here.

Students write, shoot, and edit their own stories every week for both shows. They also decide which stories they will cover and how those stories will fit in their respective shows. Alumni who have worked on the Bulldog Blitz and Butler Beat are working professionally in electronic journalism.

Media contact:Mary Ellen Stephensonmestephe@butler.edu(317) 940-6944