Newhouse Students Win 25 Awards at BEA Festival of Media Arts

Newhouse School students and their projects had a phenomenal showing at the 2024 Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Festival of Media Arts with 25 awards, including a Best of Festival honor for the The NewsHouse‘s “Infodemic” reporting project and five First Place wins. Among the awards were also honors in the Screenwriting, Animation and Esports Coverage categories.

BEA will recognize the students again April 13-16 during the BEA2024 Convention in Las Vegas.


Best of Festival, Student Interactive Media and Emerging Technologies: “Infodemic” by The Infodemic Staff (Also, First Place Website category)

Multimedia Storytelling, First Place: “Phone scammers wreak havoc on Americans and their wallets” by Alejandro Rosales, Sarah Dolgin, Emily Baird and Matthew Brodsky

Video Sports Story/Feature (long), First Place (tie): “SyraCruz” by Will Birks

Video Sports News Program, First Place: “Syracuse Women’s Basketball Vs. Northeastern University – ACCN Pre-Game Show” by Audrey Glynn

     Second Place: “Syracuse Men’s Basketball vs. Daemen Postgame Show” by Stella Balaskas

     Award of Excellence: On The Bench — April 11, 2023” by Ryan Bridges, Cameron Ezeir and Nick Zelaya

Graduate Interactive Media and Emerging Technologies, First Place: 44 Films Mobile App by Jake Sala

Graduate – Audio, Third Place: “Water Towers (The Color of Her Eyes)” by Mikey Alessie

Graduate – Documentary, Award of Excellence: Bets on a Burning Farm” by Collin Bell

Graduate – Film and Video, Second Place: “Beautiful Daze by Francs” by Timothy Lamar Cato III

Micro-Documentary, Third Place: Sentient Incentive” by Murphy McFarlane

     Award of Excellence: “Primavera Negra: Black Spring” by Jorge Rosales

Animation, Third Place (tie): “Time Capsule” by Jesse Monford

     Award of Excellence: “Echoes in the Sand” by Miles Isgrig

Film and Video – Narrative, Award of Excellence: “The Hunter” by Tim Rose, James McConnell, Daisy Leepson and Kenneth Barrist

Radio Features, Third Place: Phone scammers wreak havoc on Americans and their wallets” by Alejandro Rosales (WAER/Infodemic)

Television Newscast (Less than 3 Days a Week), Second Place (tie): CitrusTV: Market Shares — November 10, 2023” by Jake Morel, Sean Dempsey, Peter Elliott and Bradley Hoppenstein

Television Newscast (4/5 Days a Week),  Second Place: CitrusTV News Live at 6 — April 21, 2023” by Josh Meyers, Teagan Brown and Jake Morel

Television Short Feature, Third Place: “Preaching Pride to the Choirby Nicole Aponte (NCC News)

Television Long Feature, Award of Excellence: Miraculous Marathon Meg” by John Perik (NCC News)

Television Hard News, Award of Excellence: “Syracuse Reacts to Controversial Speaker” by Nicole Aponte (CitrusTV)

Scriptwriting – Narrative Feature, Third Place: “Dance Dads” by Samantha DeNaro

Audio/Video Sports Event: Play by Play Talent, Award of Excellence: “Syracuse Crunch vs. Hershey Bears: AHL Hockey” by Jared Johnston

Esports Coverage, Third Place: Worlds Quarterfinals, NiKo Returns to G2 and Valorant Challengers Announced | The eSports Juice Box” by Hayden Kim and James Wu