Palomar’s KKSM radio recently won first place in audio documentary for their submission to the National Broadcasting Education Association media competition.
“We submitted the audio documentary for consideration, and lo-and-behold, we won first place and beat out San Francisco University,” said Zeb Navarro, radio station general manager. “We’re the only two-year college that won over four-year universities.”
The project, titled “9/11: 10 Years Forward” was spearheaded by student Serena Reid, along with the help of some of her classmates in KKSM.
The Broadcasting Education Association holds the competition in partnership with the National Association of Broadcaster, a representative organization of all media organizations in the country.
The documentary gained recognition from judges for offering perspectives uncharacteristic of student work, such as an Iraqi civilian and a prominent military reporter.
According to Navarro, one judge even said the piece was worthy of syndication.
“I’m very, very proud of our students for coming together and producing this,” Navarro said.