Hollis takes home national convention award for 10th time


DanHollisPortraitFor the eighth year in a row and the 10th time in the past 11 years, Dan Hollis, associate professor of journalism and mass communications, received the first-place award in the Video News category during the Professional Electronic Media Awards and Exhibition. The recognition was at the National Broadcasting Society’s national convention, which took place March 11-16 in Los Angeles.

Hollis received the award for his work as executive producer for “Birthday Vase,” a behind-the-scenes look at Blenko Glass’ creation of a special vase commemorating West Virginia’s 150th birthday. He also presented a video about a Huntington Whiffle ball league.

“Obviously, winning such recognition for the 10th time is an honor,” Hollis said. “I hope it shows a record of sustained excellence, but I create these videos because I love telling stories.”

Hollis said he uses the award-winning videos to demonstrate important concepts he wants to illustrate to his students.

“The real satisfaction is doing quality work that you can be proud of whether it’s in or outside the classroom,” Hollis said. “To win awards and receive recognition by others in your field is a bonus.”

Hollis teaches in Marshall’s W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications and is adviser to the student chapter of the National Broadcasting Society (NBS).

The videos, along with other Hollis creative television features, can be seen at youtube.com/user/danhollisvideo. For more information, contact Hollis at 304-696-2730.