ROCKY MOUNTAIN EMMY AWARDS — First recipient of the Olesen Davis de Dios Science and Technology Multimedia Storytelling Scholarship has been recognized with a Rocky Mountain Emmy Award.
Jordan Chin, the first recipient of the ODD Science and Technology Multimedia Scholarship at the University of Arizona School of Journalism, was recognized with his first Rocky Mountain Emmy Award for his work as the videographer for the Arizona Illustrated segment called Hearing Isaiah, this past weekend at the 44th Annual Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards Virtual Gala.
“AZPM’s excellence stems from the passion and commitment of the journalists and storytellers who work to reflect the stories of Southern Arizona,” said AZPM CEO Jack Gibson in the AZPM statement about the 15 individual awards for 2021. “This work matters to the community, the region, and the world. I’m thrilled that these individuals were recognized for their contributions.”
Hearing Isaiah is about a “young Tucson environmentalist Isaiah Haley” who is a “cause for hope and optimism about a clean, safe, and more sustainable future,” according to the summary on Arizona Public Media’s website. The segment was published on October 11, 2020, and was produced by former AZPM producer/editor Mitchell Riley.
“We are extremely proud of Jordan and his accomplishments,” said John de Dios, Davis de Dios Media executive producer and one of the co-Founders of Davis de Dios Media. “We are not surprised and are certain that this is just the beginning for such a talented and passionate storyteller.”
Chin was also part of two other nominations under science storytelling categories.
The ODD Science Multimedia Scholarship was created in Spring 2021 at the University of Arizona School of Journalism, in part as a tribute to Professor Carol Schwalbe, who spent her illustrious journalism career at the National Geographic Society, retiring as a senior text editor before finding her new passion as a multi-award winning journalism instructor, and her spouse, Professor Cecil Schwalbe, who is a renowned retired herpetologist in the Southwestern U.S.
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Watch Hearing Isaiah below.
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