MidcoSN Earns Eric Sevareid Awards

Midco Sports Network earned recognition for the sixth year in a row at the 2019 Eric Sevareid Awards.

These awards highlight the work done by broadcast news operations and and journalists working in small, medium and large markets in the Upper Midwest on radio, television and online. MidcoSN received one first place award and four awards of merit. The awards were presented by the Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association at the annual awards ceremony held during the Midwest Journalism Conference.

Check out the winning stories below!


First Place Award

Midco Sports Magazine: "Finding A Way" (Episode #64)

Category: Sportscast/Program

Follow the incredible journeys of a Special Olympics power athlete from the Lead-Deadwood area, a Wahpeton high school basketball player diagnosed with cancer, and a Yankton athlete facing challenges at home and abroad in the sport of para-badminton.


Awards of Merit

Midco Sports Magazine: No Nonsense (Marvin Van Beek)

Category: Soft Feature

You’ll notice what Marvin Van Beek is missing - but you won’t believe what he can do.


Midco Sports Magazine: The Complexity of Simplicity (Lexi Valentine)

Category: Sports Reporting

A teenager in Sioux Falls has a rare medical condition, but instead of sweating it, she sets a goal – and runs it down. (Starting at 0:48)


Midco Sports Magazine: A Close Call (Jeff Schroder)

Category: Sports Reporting

A basketball official has a heart attack during a game. Catch up with him on his quest to get back on the floor. (Starting at 15:30)


Midco Sports Magazine: Winter Games (Episode #56)

Category: Sportscast/Program

This episode is Olympic.

A college coach from Duluth is world famous for his work on TV and his enthusiastic calls of Olympic action. Learn a high-flying history of ski jumps, and how there are a surprising number of these spectacular structures that can still be found in the Midwest. And catch a love story for lugers – how an Olympic event brought and kept a couple together through space and time.


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