BJU Journalism Students Place in National Film Competition

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (March 7, 2018) – Three Bob Jones University journalism and mass communication students recently placed third in the Intercollegiate National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) 24 Hour Christian Vision (CV) News Challenge held February 27-28 at the 2018 NRB International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, Tennessee.

NRB presents awards to undergraduate or graduate student iNRB members for outstanding examples of radio, TV, and film productions. The annual convention allows students to network with professionals in their fields and participate in workshops related to Christian media.

This year’s participants were required to create a two to four minute news segment within a 24-hour time frame featuring a story taking place at the convention. The BJU team covered the story of school safety.

BJU’s team consisted of senior Allyse Yorgey of Salisbury, Maryland; senior Brooke Smith of Anderson, South Carolina; and junior Charles Billiu of South Bend, Indianna. The team received a $250 prize.

“Our students excelled at the recent iNRB competition in Nashville,” said Dr. Darren Lawson, dean of BJU’s School of Fine Arts and Communication. “I was pleased to see them put the storytelling skills they are learning into practice and then to be recognized with top awards for their work.”

BJU competed against teams from numerous other colleges and universities including the University of Northwestern St. Paul, Louisiana College, Hannibal-LaGrange University, Southwestern Assemblies of God University, Colorado Christian University, and North Greenville University.