COLLEGE CONTEST FINALISTS

The Board of the Florida Associated Press Broadcasters is proud to announce the finalists for this year’s Florida AP Awards Contest. This year we received a record 55 entry submissions from college and university students across the State of Florida. Entries feature news, sports, and weather stories from 2016.

Finalists are listed below at random based solely on category and broadcast medium. Awards will be given April 8, 2017 based on category and broadcast medium.

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TELEVISION CONTEST FINALISTS

Feature | Hard News
Danni Dikes | UMTV-TV | "Key Deer"
Jenna Johnson | UMTV-TV | "Pythons."

Feature | Light News
Danny New | UMTV-TV | "Freedom House"
Brandi Troup and Caitlin Peterson | WFSU-TV Sun Sports | "Jones Family Legacy."

Feature | Cultural / Historical
Ryan Roberts | WUFT-TV | "The First Cedar Key"
Hannah Shami | Dolphin Channel | "Lessons in Venice: In Complexity, Find Simplicity."

General Assignment
Maggie Lorenz | WUFT-TV | "3 Days After Matthew."

General Assignment | Long Format
Marie Edinger | WUFT-TV | "Backyard Beekeepers."

Breaking News | Station
WUFT-TV | "Hurricane Matthew Special Report."

Breaking News | Individual
Nestor Montoya | WUFT-TV | "Pulse."

Continuing Coverage
Ryan Roberts, Kady Marlowe and James Fertil | WUFT-TV | "Pulse...the Gainesville Response."

Election Coverage
Darling Hill | WUFT-TV | "Election 2016"
Gabrielle Longley and Bryan Smith | FAMU-TV News 20 | "2016 Election Special."

Investigative
Danielle Prinz | WUFT-TV | "The Flood Insurance Mess."

Investigative Series
Erika Orstad | UMTV-TV | "Head Games."

Series / Franchise Reporting
Danielle Prinz | WUFT-TV
Hannah Shami, Chloe Lyden and Madison Vestal | Dolphin Channel | "Jacksonville University's Charter Day of Service."

Public Affairs / Documentary / TV Magazine
Mark McGaugh and Shelinka Cunningham | FAMU-TV News 20 | "Pullpits 2 Politics"
Hannah Shami, Chloé Lyden and Dillon Cox | Dolphin Channel | "Lessons in La Dolce Vita."

Sports Feature
Brandon Sanchez | WFSU-TV Sun Sports | "Competing with Compassion"
Jessika Ward | FAMU-TV News 20 | "FSU vs UF Football."

Breaking Sports News
Ben Murphy | WUFT-TV | "UF Finds Next AD"
Jessika Ward | FAMU-TV News 20 | "Orange Bowl 2016."

Digital Programming
Dillon Cox, Chloé Lyden and Hannah Shami | Dolphin Channel | "Lessons in La Dolce Vita."

Photojournalist
Hannah Shami | Dolphin Channel.

Multi-Media Reporter (MMJ)
Nestor Montoya | WUFT-TV.

Reporter
Maggie Lorenz | WUFT-TV.

Television Newscast
To be announced at awards ceremony

Overall | Station of the Year
To be announced at awards ceremony

RADIO CONTEST FINALISTS

Feature | Hard News
Briana Erickson, WUFT-FM, "Tragedy of Heroin Use."

Use of Sound For Radio
Danielle Prinz, WUFT-FM, "Food Deserts."

Breaking News | Individual
Rebekkah Mar, WUFT-FM, "Pulse Vigil."

Breaking News | Long Format
Danielle Frew, WUFT-FM, "Pulse Nightclub Live Report."

Overall | Station of the Year
To be announced at awards ceremony