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Senior journalist earns BEA Award of Excellence for podcast program

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NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. (WC & wcn247 staff)-- Sydney Roach, a Westminster College multimedia journalism major, earned a Broadcast Education Association (BEA) 2021 Award of Excellence for her senior capstone project that explores what it means to be aromantic.

Roach’s capstone documentary “Aromanticism: Who Needs Romance Anyways?” received the award for the audio competition’s educational program at BEA Festival of Media Arts. Roach’s in-depth podcast examines aromanticism and those individuals who feel little to no romantic attraction towards other people, regardless of gender, and are not driven to the romantic experience.  You can listen to the podcast here!

Roach a senior from Northern Cambria, Pennsylvania, works at Titan Radio, where she is the program director, disc jockey, engineers broadcasts, writes scripts and produces promos. She also serves as the editor-in-chief for The Holcad student newspaper. She is currently an intern with Pittsburgh’s NPR news station WESA-FM.

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The BEA Festival of Media Arts competition recognizes the best in faculty and student-produced media. This year’s competition featured more than 1,300 entries representing more than 250 colleges and universities in the following competitions: audio, documentary, film and video, interactive multimedia, news, scriptwriting, sports and two-year colleges.

The entire list of winners can be found here.

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