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Rambler Media Group wins collegiate awards

11.08.2017 | By: Texas Wesleyan University
Tina Huynh, Hannah Onder, Shaydi Paramore in front of the CMA backdrop

Texas Wesleyan University student media outlets placed in the top 10 nationally at the Associated Collegiate Press and Collegiate Media Association conference in Dallas, Texas this October.

Awards won

  • therambler.org, sixth place website small school category.
  • The Rambler, eight places best in show for newspaper four-year less than weekly category

Also, Rambler TV individual staffers placed in the Inaugural Film Festival sponsored by CMA.

  • Tina Huynh, second place on-site promotional video.
  • Sachiko Jayaratne, first place video feature package.
  • Sachiko Jayaratne, third place video sports package.

Dr. Dave Ferman, faculty advisor for Rambler Media Group, is glad to see the student’s hard work over the past year pay off.

“I am so proud of our student journalists, and especially of Editor-in-chief Shaydi Paramore for her endless hard work and dedication to making The Rambler as good as it is, every day and every issue,” Ferman said.

Paramore, a senior mass communication major, is ecstatic about placing and even more excited that her staff was recognized for their exceptional work.

“After I graduate, my replacement will be getting a tremendous staff of eager writers,”Paramore said. “I’m sure the only direction the newspaper and website will go is up.

Tina Huynh, sophomore mass communication major, said she is grateful for being able to represent the University.

“I appreciate The Rambler for hiring me last year, and for the opportunity to compete in contests such as this,” Huynh said.

Senior mass communication major and Rambler TV Director Sachiko Jayaratne believes winning an award at the college level can only help you in your future.

“Winning an award is like stepping into a thousand other opportunities,” she said. “I believe that the beginning part of your work is the most important, and if you push yourself every day it will only weigh your work in the right direction.”

Dr. Ngozi Akinro, the Rambler TV faculty adviser, calls this a great win for Rambler and commends TV staffs. “Sachiko and Tina are hard workers and are very meticulous. Once they set their mind to work, they go all the way,” Akinro said. “I am proud of them and look forward to more wins and successes in Rambler TV's future.”

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