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Titans Nominated for Prestigious College Television Award


Eight Cal State Fullerton students and alumni can proudly say their work has undergone scrutiny similar to that given to professional television programs for the Emmy Awards judgment by Television Academy members and stood out as exceptional.  

Alumni Viviana Borroel '19 (B.A. Spanish), Jessica Cardenas '19 (B.A. communications-journalism), Maricela Perez '19 (B.A. communications-journalism), Regina Yurrita '19 (B.A. communications-journalism) and students Rita La Vau, Xochilt Lagunas, Tania Thorne and Dominic Torres created the Spanish-language newscast "Al Día: A Border Emergency," which has been nominated for a College Television Award. The award recognizes and rewards excellence in student-produced programs and is designed to emulate the Emmys

"Al Día: A Border Emergency" is one of only 25 nominees from more than 374 student productions submitted by 112 colleges and universities nationwide. 

Competing against two other schools in the news category for a $3,000 cash prize, the "Al Día" team will find out if they've won on Saturday, March 21, at the Television Academy Foundation's 40th College Television Awards ceremony in North Hollywood.

"CSUF is creating one of the finest bilingual journalism programs in the country and others are taking notice," says Jesus Ayala, lecturer in communications and "Al Día" faculty adviser. "The fact that eight Latino students from a Hispanic-serving institution are competing at the highest level possible with bilingual content is a milestone that will go down in our school's history."

Learn more about "Al Día" on their web page.

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