Business notebook: KRCU honored for broadcast excellence

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BRANSON MO NEWS: KRCU’s “Living in the Shadows” project received honorable mention in the news series category at the Missouri Broadcasters Association’s annual Convention and Awards Banquet in Branson, Missouri.
The four-part series by KRCU feature reporter Marissanne Lewis-Thompson profiled youth homelessness in Cape Girardeau.
“This is an example of what public-radio news does best, by taking a deeper look at issues in our local community,” KRCU general manager Dan Woods said. “Marissanne’s reporting shed a light on some of the teens and families being impacted by teen homelessness. I am so glad that she was recognized for her work.”
The award is KRCU’s fifth Missouri Broadcaster’s Award and Lewis- Thompson’s first since joining the station in 2015.
Southeast video gets national award

The American Advertising Federation awarded Southeast Missouri State University’s communications and marketing department a National Silver and Mosaic ADDY Awards for a recent video campaign.
More than 40 hours of conversation went into making “The Talking Booth” video, in which students and others talked at booths featuring members of various ethnic and cultural groups under signs including “Ask an African American,” “Ask a Christian” and “Ask an LGBTQ.” The video was viewed more than 100,000 times in the week after …


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