The West Virginia University Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalisms award-winning documentary on cancer patients and their struggles has been nominated for a Midwestern Regional Emmy.
The awards ceremony will be June 12 at the Center of Science and Industry in Columbus, Ohio.
Being nominated for an Emmy is a tremendous honor for the school,said Maryanne Reed, acting dean of the journalism school.It also speaks to the professionalism of our students and faculty who spent years working on this project.
Cancer Stories: Lessons in Love, Loss and Hopehas been nominated in the Informational Program category. The documentary chronicles the lives of five cancer patients from diagnosis through their treatments.
The documentary originally aired on West Virginia Public Broadcasting stations in December 2003. WVPB also helped with the project, providing an award-winning editor to help with the documentary.
Cancer Storiesalso aired in April on NBC affiliate stations owned by West Virginia Media.
More than 30 WVU School of Journalism students worked on this unique project. Broadcast, news-editorial and photography students worked for nearly a year and a half to create the documentary and a book that WVU Press will release in the fall.
The documentary and book have been featured in American Journalism Review. The documentary also won an Award of Excellence in the 2004 Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts documentary category.