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Loyola SOC Students and Professor Win BEA Awards

A School of Communication professor and three students won awards at this year’s Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Festival of Media Arts! The winners were selected from a pool of more than 1,300 entries from more than 250 colleges and universities worldwide.

Professor John Goheen won the Award of Excellence in the Documentary Feature category for We Are Tuvalu. Professor Goheen and a team of Loyola University Chicago students traveled to the island of Tuvalu in the South Pacific in the summer of 2019, where they “served as instructors to Tuvalu youth interested in learning filmmaking and later as partners working alongside them as they created this unique, collaborative film project.”

Graduate Student Jacob Pieczynski won two awards, one in the Short-Form Documentary category for his film Disappeared: Chicago’s Lost Lesbian Bars and one in the Multimedia Storytelling category for his project The Chicago 51. Loyola’s Digital Media and Storytelling Program Director Richelle Rogers was the advisor on both projects.

Goodspeed Ko, an Undergraduate Advertising Major, and DMST Graduate Student Meredith Paige Taylor won an Award of Excellence for their entry in the Sports category, Tattoo Avenue Spot. Meredith Paige Taylor also won the Award of Excellence in the Micro-Documentary category of the Student Documentary Competition for her piece, With a Splash of Lime. Professor John Goheen was the advisor for both works. Paige Taylor also won the Award of Excellence in the Micro-Documentary category of the Student Documentary Competition for her piece, With a Splash of Lime. Professor John Goheen was the advisor for both works.

The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) describes itself as “The premier international academic media organization, driving insights, excellence in media production, and career advancement for educators, students, and professionals” (BEA - The Broadcast Education Association | Educating Tomorrow's Media, 2022).

 

* Beaweb.org. 2022. BEA - The Broadcast Education Association | Educating Tomorrow's Media. [online] Available at: <https://www.beaweb.org/wp/> [Accessed 2 September 2022].