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Television/Video Production Students Part of Team that Wins 2014 Edward R. Murrow Award

June 11, 2014 

Milwaukee Area Technical College Television and Video production associate degree students were part of a team that created a UW-Milwaukee PantherVision story that has received an Edward R. Murrow Award for electronic journalism excellence. The team’s story on School Shooter Safety was recognized in the Large Market Television – Continuing Coverage category. This is reportedly the first time in the 43-year history of the awards that a student-run television operation has won a coveted Murrow Award.

The students are:
  • Warren Barth
  • Julia Dynek 
  • Samantha Gruezmacher
  • Matthew Kenner
  • Dan Mich
  • Miranda Morn
  • Ashley Pluger
  • Willie Stone
  • Tim Straszewski
  • JR Witt

“This is an impressive accomplishment for our students,” said MATC President Dr. Michael L. Burke. “To be recognized with some of the most experienced professional journalists in the nation with a prestigious Murrow Award is a milestone in the history of Milwaukee Area Technical College and our Television and Video Production program. I am extremely proud of our students and the faculty members." 

See a complete list of Murrow Award winners at (includes link to video entry)

UWM PantherVision is a weekly, student-produced newscast that airs to 300,000 cable households in Southeastern Wisconsin and an additional 180,000 digital on demand cable subscribers from the Illinois border to upper Michigan. It is the product of two classes at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and one class at Milwaukee Area Technical College. Students in UWM’s television news reporting class serve as reporters, photojournalists, editors and anchors, while students in UWM’S television news management class serve as the managers and producers. Students in the Video and Television Production program at MATC handle all studio and control room duties.

Learn about MATC's Television and Video Production associate degree program at this link.