City Channel wins 2018 Telly honors

5 months 17 hours 8 minutes ago Friday, June 15 2018 Jun 15, 2018 Friday, June 15, 2018 6:43:00 PM CDT June 15, 2018 in News
By: Zoe Shedd, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
COLUMBIA - Columbia’s City Channel was recently recognized for creative excellence in production by The Telly Awards Judging Council. Producers Zia Nizami and Jeff Rogers were awarded bronze and silver Telly Awards for their distinctly different videos.

Nizami earned the Bronze Telly for his profile on Columbia Police Department School Resource Officer Keisha Edwards, which highlights Edwards' thoughts on the "non-traditional" nature of her assignment at Columbia’s Rock Bridge High School.

The City Channel won a Silver Telly for its promotional video, "Destination: Columbia, Missouri," produced by Jeff Rogers for the Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau to promote tourism. The video features footage by former City Channel staff members, Boxcar Films and Notley Hawkins.

The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring video and television across all screens. Established in 1979, The Telly Awards receives over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and five continents. Entrants are judged by The Telly Awards Judging Council-an industry body of over 200 leading experts, including advertising agencies, production companies and major television networks, reflective of the multiscreen industry The Telly Awards celebrates.

The City Channel is the award-winning government access television station for the City of Columbia and is a division of the Community Relations Department. The channel broadcasts City meetings and original programming featuring department programs and activities. The City Channel airs on Mediacom 80, Charter Communications 992 and CenturyLink 96.
Programming can also be viewed online at CoMo.gov/CityChannel.

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