Rowan Boulevard radio segment takes top honors in statewide competition

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"Rowan University--Building a Boulevard," a student-produced radio documentary, won first place in a statewide competition sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists.

Earlier this spring, "Rowan University--Building a Boulevard," a radio documentary on the Rowan Boulevard development project, won a regional Mark of Excellence Award from the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).

Now, the student-produced Rowan Radio segment has picked up top honors in SPJ's New Jersey Chapter Awards competition.

"Building a Boulevard" won first place in the Radio Enterprise Reporting category of the statewide SPJ competition.

A collaborative effort between Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM and the radio production course taught by assistant station manager Derek Jones, the documentary was produced by three Rowan juniors.

They include: Chris Capitanio of Glassboro, a Radio/Television/Film (RTF) major with a concentration in Honors; Maya Carr of Camden, an RTF major with a minor in dance; and James Bracciante of Mullica hill, an RTF majors with concentrations in Honors and new media communication.

A complete list of winners can be found at: www.njspj.org.

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