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Students Garner Prestigious Telly Award

A team of Duquesne University students has received a 2008 Bronze Telly Award for their DUQ-TV News program featuring the Winterfest celebration at the Seven Springs Mountain Resort.

Students from the advanced anchoring and reporting class in Duquesne’s journalism and media arts department attended Winterfest, where they interviewed skiers, snowboarders and Seven Springs personnel for their award-winning program.

Students Stacy Gault and Josh Taylor served as anchors, and Kelly Horein, Amy Nittinger and Derek Evan were featured reporters. Assistant Professor Dennis Woytek was the program’s photojournalist and editor, and WTAE-TV News Anchor Mike Clark is instructor for the class.

Woytek won his first Telly in 1991 for his work on the travel program Pennsylvania Adventures. He garnered a second Telly in 2007 for his work as producer, videographer, writer and editor on A Journey of Faith, which featured a group of Pittsburghers’ pilgramage to Medjugorje where the Blessed Virgin Mary reportedly appeared.

Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest film and video productions, and groundbreaking web commercials, videos and films. The 2008 Annual Telly Awards competition drew more than 13,500 entries from all 50 states and around the world.

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