South Amboy Student Wins Award For Radio Documentary

GLASSBORO – A pair of radio documentaries produced by Rowan University students took honors in the Society of Professional Journalists Region 1 Mark of Excellence Awards.

“Facing Facebook,” produced by E.J. Campbell of South Amboy, a senior Radio/Television/Film major; Lindsay Ezykowich of Edison, a junior journalism major; and Matt Shanley of Brick, a senior journalism major, took third place in the Radio In-Depth Reporting category.


The documentary examines what the social media website offers to the people who use it. It explores relationships, marketing, and the overall impact of Facebook on college students. You can listen to it online.

“Rowan University—Building a Boulevard” took first place in the Radio In-Depth Reporting category and will compete in the SPJ national competition in September.

“Building a Boulevard” and “Facing Facebook” were collaborative efforts between Rowan Radio and the radio production course taught by Derek Jones, assistant station manager at WGLS-FM.

The Mark of Excellence Awards, which honor achievements in print, broadcast and online journalism, received 4,000 entries this year. Rowan students competed against students at universities such as Harvard, New York University, Syracuse, the University of Pennsylvania and Vassar College.

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