Four Delaware Valley University Students Win Pennsylvania Student Keystone Media Award
Four Delaware Valley University (DelVal) media and communication students were recently honored as Pennsylvania’s 2023 Student Keystone Media Award winners for their content creation work in DelVal’s student-run Full360 Blog.
The Student Keystone Media Awards contest recognizes high school and college journalism that provides relevance, integrity, and initiative in serving readers. In an April awards ceremony, the Pennsylvania News Media Association will recognize and honor these outstanding student journalists. The PNA Foundation will supply plaques to each first-place winner and certificates to each second-place and honorable mention winner in attendance. The Student Keystone Media Awards Event will take place in Harrisburg, on Wednesday, April 26, 2023.
Media and communication students, Maria Viola ‘23 and Sabrina Workman ‘23, took first place in the “review” category for their co-written multimedia and written story, highlighting the community's “Top 10 Places to Eat for Under $10”. Marley Bramsway ’24 won an honorable mention for her photo story of Delaware Valley University’s football team. Kayla Leary ‘23 received second place for her photo story of the Pennsylvania State Renaissance Faire.
Marion Callahan, assistant professor of media and communication and Full360 Blog moderator, submitted blog pieces to the PA Student Keystone Media Awards. It was a pleasant surprise to the students who won. In addition to her teaching career, Callahan freelances for local news organizations, including The Bucks County Courier Times and other USA Today Network outlets in Pennsylvania. She also works as a photographer and media consultant for local nonprofits.
Bramsway explains that she is thankful for not only the opportunity to receive the award, but the support and education she is receiving in the media and communications program at DelVal.
“I like the teaching style of DelVal professors,” said Bramsway. “At DelVal, you’re not going to just learn about it, you’re going to do it.”
When talking about the field of media and communication, Leary explains, “In the workforce now, they want multitaskers, they want people who are multifaceted, and DelVal’s media and communication program really prepares you for that.”
The English department’s student creator community has grown and now publishes news and community features on DelVal’s Full360 Blog. Writers, photographers, social media creators, videographers and graphics artists work as a team to write, capture and create student-centered media. View the student-run blog at full360delval.blog.