March 12, 2012
WEIU-TV News Watch wins regional award
WEIU-TV News Watch has been named the top college TV newscast in a three-state area.
Eastern's student-produced TV newscast won the Region 5 Mark of Excellence Award for Best College TV Newscast from the Society of Professional Journalists. It means the WEIU newscast was recognized as the top college newscast in Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky. The award will be presented at an up-coming conference in Indianapolis.
Regional award winners are eligible for the Society of Professional Journalists' national award. The national award will be announced later this year in Las Vegas
It's the latest in a long line of awards for WEIU-TV News Watch, which is Eastern's 30-minute student produced local newscast. The program airs from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.