LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 25, 2005) -- Two students from the University of Kentucky School of Journalism and Telecommunications were presented with awards at the statewide student competition of the Associated Press broadcasting awards on Wednesday, April 13, in Frankfort. This was the first time the university was invited to enter the competition.
UK student Rachel Friberg took honors in the Best TV Feature category. Friberg, from Bloomington, Minn., is a senior journalism and sociology student with a minor in geography and is due to graduate in May. She came to the university on a softball scholarship and played for four years.
UK student Elizabeth Green took honors as Best TV Reporter and also earned second place honors in the Best Radio Reporter division. Green, from Louisville, is a senior journalism student with a minor in Spanish and is due to graduate in May. In November 2004, she placed eighth in the nation in the Randolph Hearst Foundation Awards for feature reporting in college journalism.
Yvonne Cappe, assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Telecommunications, said, “Elizabeth and Rachel are excellent students who took the basic broadcast building blocks and continued to build on them. Each should have no problem fitting into any newsroom lucky enough to have them.”
The School of Journalism and Telecommunications is a part of the UK College of Communications and Information Studies.