PantherVision Murrow Award Pride

$10,015 of $15k goal

Raised by 49 people in 30 months
Mark Zoromski  GRAFTON, WI
Please help send a remarkable group of students attend a once-in-a-lifetime awards banquet in New York City.  A dozen student reporters for UWM PantherVision, my class-based television newscast, have won an Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association.  It is one of the most prestigious and coveted awards in broadcast journalism, and the competition is among the best PROFESSIONAL television news organizations in the country.  The majority of broadcast journalists work their entire careers without winning a national Murrow award (I never won one in my 20 years at three television stations), yet these students earned one before they even left the classroom.  

As you might imagine, travelling to New York for the awards banquet is expensive.  The price of a ticket to the event alone is $375.  The hotel is $345 a night.  And then there's airfare. 

Yet they should be there to be honored along with the best in the industry.  Other winners are ABC, CBS and NBC news coorespondents.  60 Minutes is receiving an award.  And so are the best journalists from outstanding television stations such as KARE in Minneapolis, KING in Seattle, WFAA in Dallas. 

This group of students walked into my classroom with no experience, and walked out carrying high the torch of the Fourth Estate. Their commitment to holding the powerful accountable, giving voice to the voiceless, and exposing wrongs offers rays of hope for the future of broadcast journalism. 

Please help them enjoy their accomplishment!
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$10,015 of $15k goal

Raised by 49 people in 30 months
Created June 13, 2014
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Anonymous
30 months ago
JA
$10
Jamaal Abdul-Alim
30 months ago

Good luck.

SH
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Sam Huppert
28 months ago
SA
$20
Serina Anderson
30 months ago

Way to go PVTV! And congrats to the best teacher I've ever had!

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Rich Wesson
28 months ago (Offline Donation)
JW
$25
John J Ward
30 months ago
$25
Mary Baylor
30 months ago

Well done, PantherVision. And, bravo, Mark. You are the most brilliant, kind, innovative and generous prof I ever had the honor of learning from. Cheers to a most-deserved trip to NYC. (PantherVision Class of ’04)

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Anonymous
30 months ago
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29 months ago
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Christina Relacion-Finnell
30 months ago

Way to go Panthervision!! #proudalum

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