Sex Toy story wins Broadcast Educators Association Award

A story for Valentine’s Day by student Yamri Tadesse about a Canadian invention called We Vibe 2 has won the Spot news award (audio) for 2010-2011 by the Broadcast Educators Association of Canada.
She did the story for both the Toronto Observer newspaper and for my radio news course, at Centennial College. At the time, she was a bit nervous to submit it for radio, since it has noise of the vibrator, and a quote about how it works, with graphic description of where the appliance sits and how it works.
I told her not to worry about this, but I did blush and do a bit of a double take when I had to edit the story, and heard the quotes from the sales person!
Nevertheless we are thrilled for her. The BEAC president said this about the award:

Your BEAC entry titled Valentine’s Day G-Spot was judged to be the winner in the Audio Spot News category in this year’s BEAC National Student Awards competition.
Comments from the judges:
       Interesting angle on Valentine’s Day
       Well-written, informative and easy to understand
A copy of your winning entry is immediately being sent to Yvonne Colbert, President BEAC for consideration for the BEAC-President’s award in Audio or Video.
Thank you for your entry and please pass along the judges congratulations to your student(s).
Take a listen to her story, as well as see and read the online version of the print story, click here:
Way to go Yamri!
The award is being handed out at a gala dinner in Victoria, BC May 28.

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