For the fifth year in a row and seventh in eight years, Dan Hollis, a member of
Marshall's journalism faculty, has earned a first place in the National
Broadcasting Society’s professional competition.
Hollis won in the Video News, Sports, or Public Affairs category for a feature on a kickball league in Huntington. He received his award in mid-March in Los Angeles.
“Kickball has all the elements of a great story,” said Hollis, an associate professor in the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications. “Great action, great sound and great people are involved. I really enjoyed shooting, writing and editing it.”
In addition, Hollis also presented two other videos to the national conference – one on the ziplining craze hitting West Virginia and the other on traditions at the annual Vandalia Gathering. All three videos can be seen on www.youtube.com.
Hollis uses the videos he shoots to illustrate key elements of storytelling to his classes and to "kick-start" class discussions. He has been with Marshall since 1999.
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