RMU Sentry Media

Our Awards

2019 Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards

 

News General Assignment

Nominee, “Pittsburgh’s Monster Pumpkin Festival is a Smash Hit”
Gage Goulding, Reporter
Megan Shandel, Camera

College/University Student Production Talent

Winner, Gage Goulding

2019 Society for Collegiate Journalists National Awards

First Place:
Social Media Presence Overall Excellence
Television Live Event Broadcast – special election coverage
Television News Package – Gage Goulding, Megan Shandel, “Pittsburgh Monster Pumpkin Festival is a smash hit”
Television Feature Package – Logan Carney, Michael Evans, “Jimmy Spagnolo makes it bigger than just basketball”
Television Sports Package – Sam Anthony, “Bernard Clark on new Colonial culture”

Second Place: 
Online News Overall Excellence
Internet Radio Overall Excellence
News Photography – Megan Shandel, “Mass Shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue”
Editorial Cartoon – Erik Schmidt, “Clean out your fridge day”
Multimedia News Story – Garret Roberts, “Spinning Jenny to perform in nationwide tournament”
Multimedia Sports Story – Sam Anthony, Morgan Torchia, Brandon Aleman, “International Pipeline”
Television Feature Package – Gage Goulding, “Viral video: Wendy’s horse visits RMU”
Third Place:
Beat Reporting – Garret Roberts, “Spinning Jenny Beat Reporting”
Television News Package – Gage Goulding, Megan Shandel, “Larry Gioia kayaks through the flooded bathtub”
Honorable Mention:
Television News Show Overall Excellence – RMU Live
Sports Photography – David Auth, “RMU Men’s Hockey vs. Bowling Green”
Cartoon Strip or Panel – Danica Teodoro , “Stack the pads”
Editorial Cartoon – Gage McCall, “World Kindness Day”
Sports Column – Michael Sciulli, “Sciulli’s Shock Picks”
Television Feature Package – Gage Goulding, “Drew Miller:  The Libertarian candidate for Congress”
Television Sports Package – Sam Anthony, Michael Sciulli, Matt Simkovic, Malyk Johnson, “Robert Morris vs. Dayton mini-movie”

2019 David L. Adams Apple Award

2019 Pennsylvania News Media Association Student Keystone Press Awards

First Place:
Video Story – Logan Carney, Michael Evans, “Jimmy Spagnolo makes it bigger than just basketball”
Second Place:
Sports Photo – David Auth, “A near perfect Petteway propels the Colonials to second straight win”
Column – Maura Linehan, Michael Evans, Morgan Torchia, “Humans of RMU:  The horror fanatic,” “Humans of RMU: The guitar player,” “Humans of RMU: the WLMP director”
Honorable Mention:
Column – Logan Carney, “Carney’s Corner”
Website – RMU Sentry Media Staff, “RMU Sentry Media”
Video Story – Michael Sciulli, Matt Simkovic, Andrew Ostrosky, Samuel Anthony, “RMU vs. Dayton mini movie”
Sports Photo – David Auth, “Men’s hockey gets first win of year over Bowling Green”

2018 College Media Association Pinnacle Awards

Third Place:
Best Online Sports Section

College Media Association 2017-18 Film Festival

Second Place:
News Video – “Wendy’s Horse,” Gage Goulding
Third Place: 
Newscast – “District 18 Special Election Coverage,” Gage Goulding, Ian Kist, Sam Anthony, Logan Carney, Regan Check, Mike Sciulli, Adam Melluso, Avin Patel, Dakota Lamb, Megan Shandel
Honorable Mention:
Feature Video – “Wendy’s Horse,” Gage Goulding

2018 Communicator Award of Distinction

Colonial Sports Network and RMU Sentry Media, “Hockey at Heinz”

2018 Pittsburgh Black Media Federation, Robert L. Vann Media Awards of Excellence

Ian Kist, Matt Simkovic, Sam Anthony – “Who is new RMU head coach Bernard Clark?”

2018 Society for Collegiate Journalists Awards

First Place:

RMU Radio – Internet Radio Overall Excellence
Logan Carney – First Place Sports Columns
Tori Flick – Cartoon Strips and Panels
Zach Laufer and RMU-TV – Television Sports Package

Second Place:

RMU Sentry Media – Online News Website Overall Excellence
RMU-TV Staff –  Television News Show Overall Excellence
Megan Shandel – Second Place Cartoon Strips and Panels

Third Place:

Brittany Mayer and Katey Ladika – Multimedia News Story
Samuel Anthony, Morgan Torchia & Mike Evans – Multimedia Feature Story
Samuel Anthony, Morgan Torchia & Mike Evans – Multimedia Sports Story
Morgan Torchia – Photo Slideshow
Katey Ladika – Sports Photography
Gage McCall – Cartoon Strips and Panels
Tori Flick – Graphic Illustrations

Honorable Mentions:

Maura Linehan & Katey Ladika – Features
Logan Carney – Sports Columns
Tori Flick – Graphic Illustrations

2018 College Media Association Apple Awards

Second Place:

Best Multimedia Package – “Jimmy Spagnolo makes it bigger than just basketball”

2018 Pennsylvania News Media Association Student Keystone Press Awards

First Place:

Website, Division II – RMU Sentry Media Staff

Second Place:

Cartoon/Graphic Illustration; “Eating Disorders,”  “10 or more reasons to follow RMU Sentry Media”

2017 College Media Association Pinnacle Awards 

Third Place:

RMU-TV, Four-year TV Station of the Year

2017 College Media Association Film Festival

Second Place:

Video Newscast – Sam Anthony, Vince Russo, Delaney Hassell, Eddie Sheehy, Nick Milliron, Morgan Torchia and Alec Balenciaga, “2016 SCJ Presidential Election Night Coverage”

Third Place:

Long Documentary – Matthew DeVito and Wafi Alghanim, “Eugene Morgan: Blues Chronicles from the Burgh”

2017 Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards

COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY STUDENT PRODUCTION – SPORTS- LIVE EVENT
Colonial Sports Network: RMU Men’s Basketball Vs. Bryant”– Robert Morris University
Dylan McKenna, Producer
Dakota Lamb, Director
Vince Russo, Play by Play Announcer
Dontae Pearson, Color Commentary
Sam Anthony, Sideline Reporter
Zach Laufer, Technical Director
Morgan Torchia, Replay
Alec Balenciaga, Graphic Designer
Tori Flick, Graphics Operator
Nick Milliron, Close Follow

2017 SCJ Awards

First Place:

Continuing Coverage – Brittany Mayer, “SCJ 2016 Presidential election night coverage”
Graphic Illustrations – Matt Merlino, “Defense Fuels Shutout Win”

Second Place:

Online News Website Overall Excellence – RMU Sentry Media
Feature Photography – Katey Ladika, “Inauguration of Dr. Christopher B. Howard”

Third Place:

Photo Slideshow – Matt Merlino, “Pittsburgh Penguins Stanley Cup Victory Parade”
Cartoon Strips and Panels – Tori Flick, “RMU winter struggles #11:  Ice Sucks”

Honorable Mention:

Television News Show Overall Excellence – RMU-TV, “RMU Live, October 24, 2016”
Continuing Coverage – Delaney Hassell, “President Howard begins writing ‘next chapter’ at RMU”
Graphic Illustrations – Tori Flick, “Dining Services:  What students need to know”
Cartoon Strips and Panels – Tori Flick, “RMU winter struggles #18:  The Stairs”
News Photography – Katey Ladika, “Michalle Obama visits Pitt”

2017 Pittsburgh Black Media Federation, Robert L. Vann Media Awards

Online Spot News –  Brittany Mayer, reporter; Morgan Torchia, videographer; Katey Ladika, photographer, “Christopher Howard Inaugurated as RMU’s 8th President”

Multimedia – Brittany Mayer, reporter; Morgan Torchia, videographer; Katey Ladika, photographer, “Christsopher Howard Inaugurated as RMU’s 8th President”

TV Spot News – Hannah Smith, reporter; Matt Merlino, videographer, “President Howard Inauguration”

2017 College Media Association Apple Award

Apple Award: “Best TV Newscast”

2017 Student Keystone Press Awards, Pennsylvania News Media Association

Second Place:

Matt Merlino – Cartoon/Graphic Illustration, RMU Sports Infographics

2017 Broadcast Education Association Awards

Nicholas Milliron,  “Award of Excellence,” (BEA) 2017 Student Video Competition: Studio (multi-camera or live-to-tape) for the “SCJ 2016 Election Night Coverage”

2016 College Media Association Fall Film Festival Award

First Place:
Long-form Documentary:  “Hail to RMU”

2016 College Media Association Pinnacle Awards

Third Place:
Best Online Infographic – RMU Sentry Media
Honorable Mention: 
Best Arts and Entertainment Story – RMU Sentry Media

2016 Mid-Atlantic Emmy College/University Production Awards of Excellence

College/University Talent:
Eddie Sheehy Demo Reel, Eddie Sheehy, On-Air Talent
College/University Sports-Live Event:
RMU Men’s Hocket vs. Army West Point Game 2
Dylan McKenna, Producer
Nick Milliron, Director
Vince Russo, Play-by-play Announcer
Kristen Kudla, Color Commentary
Adelyn Berdine, Sideline Reporter
Alec Balenciaga, Graphic Design

2016 SCJ AWARDS (By Individual)

ZACH LAUFER
First Place: Sports News (2015-16)
Third Place: Sports Features (2015-16)
MATT MERLINO
First Place: Graphic Illustrations (2015-16)
First Place: Editorial Cartoon (2015-16)
First Place: Television News Package (2015-16)
TORI FLICK
Third Place: Cartoon (2015-16)
HANNAH SMITH
First Place: Television News Package (2015-16)
Third Place: Television Feature Package (2015-16)
Honorable Mention: Breaking or Hard News (2015-16)
DELANEY HASSELL
Honorable Mention: Breaking or Hard News (2015-16)
Honorable Mention: Continuing Coverage (2015-16)
AUDREY GARDNER
Third Place: Sports News (2015-16)
ANTHONY DESIMONE
Honorable Mention: Breaking or Hard News (2015-16)
VINCE RUSSO
Honorable Mention: Breaking or Hard News (2015-16)
SENTRY MEDIA
Second Place: Television News Show Overall Excellence
Third Place: Online News Website Overall Excellence
Honorable Mention: Internet Radio and Broadcast Overall Excellence

2016 College Media Association Apple Award

Second Place:

Best Tweet, “Homecoming Police Blotter”

2016 Communicator Award of Distinction for Student Online Video

“Hail to RMU,” Alec Balenciaga, Haley Sawyer, Nick Million, Matt Devito, Ben Cole

2016 College Media Association Film Festival

Second Place:

Long Form Documentary – Alec Balenciaga “Hail to RMU”

2016 Bronze Telly Award for Student Online Video

“Hail to RMU,” Alec Balenciaga, Haley Sawyer, Nick Milliron, Matt Devito, Ben Cole

2016 Keystone Student Press Awards

Matt Merlino, First Place, Cartoon/Graphic Illustration; “RMU Sports Infographic”

Paul Wintruba, First Place, Feature Photo; “Chasing a Dream:  The Antwan Eddie Story”

2015 College Media Association Pinnacle Awards 

Best Radio Sportscast – “Three Rivers Classic”

Best Portrait – Paul Wintruba

2015 Mid-Atlantic EMMY Awards

College/University Production Awards, Public Affairs/Community Service, “RMU Multimedia Election Coverage”

2015 Communicator Awards

Silver Award of Distinction, Film/Video-Student, “SCJ Election Coverage”

CSilver Award of Distinction, Programs/News-Student, “Trending Now: Cheap Eats”

2015 SCJ Awards

First Place, Online News Website Overall Excellence:  RMU Sentry Media

First Place, Online Broadcast Overall Excellence:  RMU Radio

Second Place, Television Overall Excellence:  “RMU Live”

Nick Buzzelli, First Place, Features, “Relatability factor looks to propel Wolf to Harrisburg”

Nick Buzzelli, Second Place, Photo Slideshow, “Sal Buscaglia on RMU’s NCAA Tournament loss to Notre Dame”

Hannah Smith, Second Place, Multi-Story Journalism, “Dell’Omo not yet finished at RMU”

Kyle Gorcey, Second Place, Feature Photography, “Banaszak Wins First Career Game”

Kyle Gorcey, Second Place, Sports Photography, “Banaszak Wins First Career Game”

2015 College Media Association/David L. Adams Apple Awards

Best TV Newscast – “RMU Live”

2015 Student Keystone Press Award

Paul Wintruba, Second Place, Feature Photo, “Welcome Weekend”

Kyle Gorcey, Honorable Mention, Sports Photo, “RMU pounds Dukes for first home win of season”

2014 Communicator Awards

Silver Award of Distinction, Film/Video-Student, “The Power of Mo”

Silver Award of Distinction, Programs/News-Student, “Colonial Sports Center,” January 23, 2014

2014 Student Keystone Press Award

Kyle Gorcey, Second Place, Sports Photo, “RMU trounces Tigers in season opener”

2014 Society for Collegiate Journalists

Student Journalist of the Year:  Nick Buzzelli

2013 Student Keystone Press Award

Tayler Wentz, Honorable Mention, Layout and Design, “Freshman 101” from Issue 1

2013 Communicator Award of Distinction

SCJ, RMU-TV and RMU Sentry Media’s presidential election coverage

2013 College Media Association Apple Awards

Honorable Mention, “The Power of Mo”