UMKC students win big at the MBEA Student Media Competition

Amina Dalton

UMKC students won big at the Missouri Broadcast Educators Association (MBEA) Student Media Competition. Of eight UMKC entries, seven won. There were four first place, two second and one third place across five categories.

The MBEA Student Media Competition showcases individual accomplishments and group projects from Missouri college students across different audiovisual mediums. The official ceremony, hosted at Southeast Missouri State University, was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the MBEA still recognized student work.  

In the dramatic category, UMKC student Rose Xiong won first place with her story “The Sun and the Moon,” which creatively told a story of the two celestial bodies. “This was simply amazing,” said a competition judge. “I love the story, especially the fact that it was original.”

“Tales from the Bog,” by U-News Arts and Entertainment Editor Mason R. Dredge, did not disappoint. “Tales from the Bog” finished third, and the judges complimented Dredge’s writing and audio work.

UMKC student Zoe Rickman placed first in the documentary/public affairs category with “The History of Korean Cinema.” Her documentary took an in-depth look at the Korean cinema world and her experiences with it.

Winning first place in the news show category was “The Roo Report,” by U-News editors and writers Samantha Capkovic, Sam Bellefy, Jodi Fortino and Mason R. Dredge. “The Roo Report” is a show that covers campus news and interviews KC notables. The judges praised “The Roo Report” for its host chemistry and quality format.

Second place in the news story category went to UMKC student Gavyn Do, who chronicled the NASCAR races down at the Kansas Speedway. 

From Special Programs and Podcasts, “Culture Talk,” by students Dylan Dilworth, Andrew Burns and Adam Sisk took second place. “Culture Talk” airs on K-Roo Radio and talks about all things gaming, film and television. The judges expressed their enjoyment of the diversity of topics.

Finally, Anna Stokes won first place in special programs and podcasts for “The No.1 Magazine Show.” No.1 Magazine showcases the literary and visual arts produced by UMKC students. The show has multiple guests who showcase their works.

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