The California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) campus video production company, College Beat Productions, earned a first-place award recently at the Spring National College Media Convention. Their production of College Beat took home the Apple Award in the “Best Entertainment Broadcast” category.
The award was presented to editor Kevin Tran, Cerritos; graduate supervisor Geno Mehalik, Long Beach; and media coordinators Cienna Acevedo, Lake Arrowhead; and Nicole Jowett, Downey. This is the first Apple Award for College Beat, the student-run media production organization.
“Beach Week” is the particular program that earned the award. It is a weekly show that highlights CSULB campus events and programs. The winning episode featured Campus Movie Fest, USU Program Council’s Speed Dating and Project Ocean’s Suicide Prevention Training.
“College Beat is so honored to receive the 2014 Apple Award from the College Media Association out of all the colleges across the nation. We are so grateful to be a part of this event and represent CSULB in student film,” said Tran.
College Beat Productions is a non-profit, student-run production company that is a learning laboratory for CSULB students interested in broadcast journalism, video production and television. All areas of production are completed by students who volunteer their time to create the products from beginning to end. It is a hands-on learning experience and provides professional development.
The College Media Association (CMA) recognizes excellence in student-produced work each year. The David L. Adams Apple Awards are given as a “Best of Show” at the annual CMA Spring Conference in New York City. Adams was a College Media Advisers stalwart at Indiana University and died in 2007.