Journalism professor receives 10th consecutive first-place award in national broadcasting competition

For the 10th year in row and 12th time overall, Marshall University journalism professor Dan Hollis received a first-place award in the Video News category of the National Broadcasting Society’s Professional Production Competition.

This year’s national convention and awards ceremony took place March 13-16 in Burbank, Calif. Hollis was awarded for “Good Time for a Song,” a look at the Vandalia Gathering music celebration in Charleston. Hollis also received an honorable mention award for “A Cut Above the Rest,” a video about the tradition of cutting down the nets after a team wins the state basketball championship.

“Any time others recognize the quality of your work is special,” Hollis said, “but having work recognized over the span of years mine has been been is truly an honor and joy. Ultimately though, I love telling stories, and I try to focus on that. The awards are just a bonus.”

Hollis has been a professor in the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications in the College of Arts and Media since 1999. He is the 2012 Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching West Virginia Professor of the Year. His video work can be seen on his youtube channel—