UHMtv, an online news series written and produced by journalism students in the School of Communications in the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Social Sciences, recently received a bronze award in the Television General-Student category at the 40th Annual Telly Awards.
Journalism 402 students earned the award for UHMtv show #11 produced during the spring 2018 semester. The episode, focusing on media and the community, featured public interest issues on DACA dreamers, suicide prevention and legislative proposals to ban lootboxes in video games for minors. It also celebrated UH alumni Brig. Gen. Suzanne Vares-Lum and state House Majority Leader Della Au Belatti.
This is the fourth Telly Award won by the UH Mānoa journalism program since the online news series began production in 2011. Originally called Ka Hui Hoʻolauna TV, the series was renamed UHMtv in 2015.
The Telly Awards is a national competition that recognizes outstanding local, regional and cable TV commercials and programs, video and film productions, as well as online commercials, video and films.