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Students get second place honors for work produced at WOUB

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The work was part of The OUtlet podcast

ATHENS, OH – Eight Ohio University Scripps College of Communication students working at WOUB Public Media received second place honors in the national Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Festival of Media Arts competition.

“We are so thrilled that the students received this recognition for work they are doing at WOUB. They are producing important content in a professional newsroom and serving people in 55 counties across three states with their news coverage,” said WOUB Editor-in-Chief Atish Baidya.

The work that was recognized was originally part of The OUlet. The OUtlet is a weekly student-produced, half-hour news and public affairs magazine podcast at WOUB. The program focuses on campus and community news with lifestyle features.  As part of the focus on multi-platform storytelling at WOUB, the students produced versions of these stories for WOUB TV’s NewsWatch and WOUB’s website,

Senior Will Price of Columbus and Junior Lexi Lepof of Cincinnati, both news and information majors in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, tied for second place in the Radio Hard News category, and The OUtlet podcast placed second in the Radio Newscast category. Price also worked on the podcast along with Media Arts and Studies Cinematography and Film/Video Production Major Michael Wyrick of Columbus, who graduated in 2021; Junior News and Information Major Taylor Burnette of Chesapeake, Ohio; Journalism Master’s Student Theo Peck-Suzuki of Athens; News and Information Major Destiniee Jaram of Cleveland, Junior News and Information Major Dylan Theisen of Tallmadge, Ohio; and Senior News and Information Major Nick Viland of Atlanta, Georgia. There were more than 1600 entries from 300 schools.