CSUN JOURNALISTS EARN INDUSTRY HONORS.Byline: Dana Bartholomew Staff Writer
For their excellence in digging up news, journalism students from California State University, Northridge CSUN offers a variety of programs leading to bachelor's degrees in 61 fields and master's degrees in 42 fields. The university has over 150,000 alumni. It's also home to a summer musical theater/theater program known as TADW (TeenAge Drama Workshop) that leads teenagers through an , have this year won 33 industry awards in print, radio and TV.
``These awards are an indication that our students are doing professional quality work,'' said Keith Goldstein, news director of CSUN's public radio station KCSN-FM, cousin to CSUN's Daily Sundial sundial, instrument that indicates the time of day by the shadow, cast on a surface marked to show hours or fractions of hours, of an object on which the sun's rays fall. newspaper and ``Valley View News'' cable television segment.
Early this year, students from KCSN garnered six Golden Mikes - including two for news writing - then won three regional Radio-Television Edward R. Murrow Awards and three Associated Press Associated Press: see news agency.
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``It's pretty amazing,'' said KCSN Program Director Fred Johnson of the department's 450 students. ``Thirty-seven-and-a-half-years-old and we can't even keep track of (all) the Golden Mikes.''
This spring, the Society of Professional Journalists
The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ, formerly known as Sigma Delta Chi presented CSUN journalism students with 21 honors, including the sweepstakes trophy for overall excellence.
For its excellence in spot news and sports writing, the Daily Sundial took four awards, including best all-around nondaily newspaper.
For its radio features, sports, spot news and in-depth reporting, KCSN won 12 awards, including best radio daily news show for its ``Evening Update.''
``Valley View News'' also received several awards in spot news and features, including one for best television nondaily newscast.
``We've always had a stellar department,'' said CSUN spokeswoman Carmen Carmen
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California State University, Northridge, broadcast journalism student Torsten Sporn, 22, reads the 6 o'clock news broadcast for KCSN-FM (88.5). CSUN journalists so far this year have taken home 33 industry awards in print, radio and television.
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