Dec. 12, 2012: "Presidents Scholarship" - Two $1,000 awards given in honor of former RTDNA Presidents Theodore Koop, Bruce Dennis, James McCulla, John Salisbury, Bruce Palmer, Dick Cheverton, Jim Byron, Ben Chatfield and John Hogan.
2012 Presidents Scholarship Winner - Brandon Goldner
Brandon Goldner is an award-winning junior broadcast journalism major at the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism. He’s worked as a summer reporter for KVRR-TV in Fargo, North Dakota; a teen anchor/reporter for WMAR-TV in Baltimore; a news intern for WBAL-TV in Baltimore; and he was one of the youngest interns in the history of NBC News’ Meet the Press. He’s currently an EMMY award-winning director at his college’s T.V. station and is serving his second term as co-president of his school’s Society of Professional Journalists chapter.
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"Having attended two Excellence in Journalism conferences, I have seen first-hand the amazing and impactful work of RTDNA. It's truly an honor to receive the President's Scholarship from RTDNA. My family will soon be confronting the challenge of handling two college tuitions: mine and my younger brother's tuition. I'm beyond thrilled and humbled to receive this scholarship as it will help alleviate the financial burden soon to face my family."
2012 Presidents Scholarship Winner - Joe Bruno
Joe Bruno is a junior, broadcast journalism major at Elon University. He is the News Director of Elon Local News, Elon University’s student newscast. With ELN, Joe has had the opportunity to report at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, anchor a 7-hour live election show and interview President Clinton. He is a former intern at WFMZ-TV in Allentown, Pennsylvania and WMGM-TV in Atlantic City, New Jersey. His interests include breaking news, political and investigative journalism, enterprise reporting and dynamic producing. After graduation he wishes to be a reporter at a local TV station.
View some of Joe's work at:www.josephbruno.wordpress.com
"It is truly an honor to receive the Presidents Scholarship from the Radio Television Digital News Foundation. Receiving this scholarship will allow me to continue to tell stories to the Elon community and work towards my goal of working in the news industry after graduation."