UPTV Captures Two Awards at Regional Festival
UPTV staff recently attended the Best of the Midwest Video Festival hosted by Wisconsin Community Media and the Midwest Region of the Alliance for Community Media. The banquet recognizes the best community access television programs in the Midwest.
UPTV’s coverage of Steven Salaita Speaks About His Termination will receive a Significant Community Program Award. Their coverage allowed viewers to see Steven Salaita’s press conference about the University of Illinois terminating his employment in its entirety. The video went viral and received more than 7,000 views overnight and was featured nationally on Democracy Now!
UPTV staff also won the Merit Award in the professional category for a feature piece on the removal of Urbana’s Hackberry Tree.
“It’s great to be recognized at the regional level,” commented Production Coordinator, Jason Liggett. “Urbana-Champaign is a media-rich community that UPTV is pleased to be a part of.”