Broadcasting Student Wins BEA Award For TV Reporting

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Helvin participated in the BEA On-Location Conference at the University of Houston.

HOUSTON– Congratulations to Tyler Helvin, a senior Broadcasting and Media Production student, for winning a BEA On-Location Creative Competition award.  Helvin traveled to Houston with faculty member Brad Weaver to participate in the Broadcast Education Association’s conference in October.  Helvin accepted the honor in Texas thanks to travel funding from the Westminster College Drinko Center and the School of Communications.

Helvin received the award for a television reporting project created in his digital journalism class.  “Coaches Cope with Strict NCAA Social Media Rules” by Tyler Helvin earned a Student News Award of Excellence in the news competition category. Helvin’s news video features Jim Dafler, athletic director at Westminster, and Patrick Geiger, men’s head lacrosse coach, and looks at how they use social media in compliance with NCAA rules.