The awards were held during the College Broadcasters Inc. national convention in Louisville, Ky.
Eleven Berry College communication students attended the conference which included workshops about print journalism and broadcasting.
One judge commented that Viking Fusion is "a preview of what may be the future of electronic journalism. The site effectively merges print and video news, along with photography, arts information, poetry and prose to keep its community informed and entertained."
Berry Communication Department Technology Specialist Mark Hannah was elected president of College Broadcasters Inc. during the convention. As president, Hannah hopes to continue to encourage members to think “outside the box” and provide tools and experiences that will help today's college graduates going into media prepared and ready for the challenge.
During the conference, Hannah, Berry Communication Department Lecturer Kevin Kleine, Viking Fusion Executive Director Steven Walker, Campus Carrier Managing Editor Ashley McIntyre hosted a panel called " The Journey to Convergence: Newspapers and TV stations CAN get along!"
“It was satisfying to see how far ahead of the curve we are at Berry,” Walker said. “While other schools are just now in the process of establishing an online media outlet, we have successfully had one for two years. We learned a lot that we will be bringing back to Berry.”
College Broadcasters Inc. provides learning opportunities for communication students through conferences, social media and legal initiatives before the FCC, Copyright Royalty Board, and US Congress in matters relating to broadcasting, cable, and Internet.