Journalism Broadcast program wins Emerge Media Award

 In the pic from left to right: Nicole Blanchett Neheli, Nick Kattis, Alex Lai, Cheryl Vallender.

In the picture from left to right: Nicole Blanchett Neheli, Nick Kattis, Alex Lai, Cheryl Vallender.

Courtesy of Nicole Blanchett-Neheli:
Sheridan’s Journalism Broadcast program came out on top at the national Emerge Media Awards. #WhatAreTheChances, a website completed as a class assignment, was selected as the winner from five finalists and fifteen entries in the Digital Design category.

The event was held at Guelph-Humber on Monday Apr. 20. For the Digital Design category judges were looking for the project that was most “illuminating, content-rich, interactive and gorgeous.”

Only the names of the students who acted as project leads, Maria Ramage and Nick Kattis, are engraved on the award. However, program coordinator Nicole Blanchett Neheli, who co-supervised the project with Cheryl Vallender, says it was a group effort.

“I am so proud of the contribution of every student in that class. Their creativity and ingenuity developing this multilayered, multimedia website resulted in an outstanding end product that tackles some important issues for their generation: specifically, how income, mental health, race, and gender can affect a Gen Y’s chances of success.”

This was the first year for the Emerge Media Awards, and organizers were surprised at the amount of support and the number of entries received from colleges and universities across the country. They plan on making it an annual event. You can check out Journalism Broadcast’s #WhatAreTheChances project at genychances.com.

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