Journalism students create award-winning video series

November 8, 2011 •

A group of current and recently graduated CU-Boulder journalism students won a Heartland Emmy award in July for a video they created while working on the CU Science Update video series.

Alumni Jenna Browder, Eric Duggan, Sabina Hadzic, Sara Handing, Amanda Yourick and senior in broadcast production and film studies Greg O’Brien produced the winning episode, called “Pluto—The Un-Planet,” under the direction of journalism instructor Paul Daughtery last fall. The work was part of an advanced-level video editing course.

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, which awards Heartland Emmys, is a nonprofit organization that works to raise industry standards and recognize outstanding achievements in the field.

CU-Boulder Professor Fran Bagenal of the astrophysical and planetary sciences department is featured in the video, which also showcases the Space Dust Counter designed, tested and operated by CU-Boulder students.