University of Montana graduate and NW Emmy award winner "a little shocked" by recognition

University of Montana School of Journalism students and alumni had reason to celebrate the 2015 Northwest Regional Emmy Awards held on June 6 in Seattle. One cause for celebration came when recent UM graduate Mackenzie Enich and Ed Huberman, a senior, took home a first-place student award in the general assignment-serious news category for their UM News piece, “University construction jobs stimulate the local economy.

Enich, who recently started a job as a producer at a Sacramento television station and was unable to attend the ceremony, says she "was a little shocked" when UM professor Denise Dowling called to tell her about the award. Despite Enich's humility, she says she remains pleased with the piece. It was one of those instances when all of her reporting and writing, in addition to Huberman's filming, fit together in just the right way. "I was really proud of that particular piece," Enich says.      
 
UM alums Jordan Caskey and Gabe Ferguson, meanwhile, also earned a first-place showing for their work on “The stories of ironman,” broadcast by KHQ-TV of the inland Northwest.
 
Seniors Ariana Lake, of Ennis, and Andy Anderson, of Helena, each received $2,500 scholarships for the coming academic year. 
 
Posted on June 9, 2015