Article by Brendan Flanagan | Owl Staff
The Spring 2023 staff members of Owl Media.
Owl Media, the student multimedia publication of Harford Community College – has been nominated as finalists for eight national awards in the 2022-23 Pinnacle Awards sponsored by the College Media Association.
This is a record number of Pinnacle nominations for the publication.
Owl Media was nominated as finalists in the following categories:
TV Station of The Year (Two-Year) for:
“The Trump Indictments: No One Is Above The Law,” with reporting from Sofia McCoy, Logan Riley, Megan Newsome, and Brendan Flanagan, voiceover by Megan Newsome, videography by Sofia McCoy and Brendan Flanagan, and video editing by Brendan Flanagan(https://bit.ly/45Yxzbv).
“Koneko: NYC’s Cat Café,” with reporting by Summer Grace, voiceover by Chloe Kruml, videography by Stephen McFillin, and video editing by Brendan Flanagan(https://bit.ly/3PrMnZ4).
“WHFC’s Learning Lab,” with reporting and editing by Daniel Admasu, and videography by Luke Teigue and Cayden Hagy(https://bit.ly/3rtgCXD).
Best Sports Feature (Two-Year) for “Taking One for the Team: The Mental Health Crisis Among College Athletes” written by Paige Clark(https://bit.ly/3rm8AQq).
Best Short (sub-3 min) Video/Entertainment (Two-Year) for “A New Noise,” with reporting, videography, and video editing by Samantha Cox, and assistant video editing by Brendan Flanagan(https://bit.ly/46cDqdD).
Best Use of Short (sub-3 minute) Video for News and Information (Two-Year) for Healing through Physical Therapy: An Inside Look,” with reporting by Connor O’Chuida, videography and video editing by Luke Teigue, and assistant video editing by Brendan Flanagan(https://bit.ly/3t1Y5lT).
The Fall 2022 staff members of Owl Magazine.
“Koneko, NYC’s Cat Café” has also been nominated for Best Video Entertainment Program (Two-Year), as well as Best Multimedia Feature Story (Two-Year) along with “Coming to the Rescue” written by Summer Grace(http://bit.ly/3Lviw0C), and “Rescue Cats Living Their Best Life” with photography by Summer Grace(https://bit.ly/3RsGKMZ).
“The Trump Indictments: No One Is Above The Law” has also been nominated for Best Video Newscast (Two-Year) and Best Breaking News Coverage (Two-Year) along with an article written by Brendan Flanagan(https://bit.ly/46iwoDG).
The fall 2022 student staff was led by Chief Advisor Claudia Brown, Technical Advisor John Morin, Content Advisor Faras Aamir, and Editor-in-Chief Nick DeMent.
The spring 2023 student staff was led by Chief Advisor Claudia Brown, Technical Advisor Brianna Skrivanek, and Content Advisor John Morin.
Owl Media has been publishing videos on YouTube and Facebook since 2014, and launched a website in late 2022. The publication has won 35 national awards since 2012.
Readers can follow the nationally award-winning publication on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube, as well as their website, owlmedia.org.
Winners will be announced at the 2023 Associated Collegiate Press/College Media Association Fall National College Media Convention on October 31st.