Awards & Honors
MSU student news crew nominated for a National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences student production award

Mississippi State University’s student produced weekly newscast—Take 30 News—received a nomination for Best Newscast from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Southeast Chapter for a Spring 2021 production.

Take 30 News was selected in the college category for their March 19, 2021 production. The Take 30 newscast was developed by recent MSU graduates Michelle Martin, producer; Ethan Foster, director; Holly Emery, news desk; Harrison Nix, weather; Logan Brown, sports; and current MSU senior Taylor Vollin, entertainment news. 

“This is a great achievement for the students involved with this broadcast,” said Chris Misun, Take 30 advisor and broadcast Instructor. “To be recognized by NATAS, the organization behind the Emmys, is a great steppingstone as the students begin their professional careers. They are stacking their resumés and paving a path for their classmates following behind. The continued success that our students are seeing speaks loudly for the broadcast and digital journalism concentration and the Department of Communication as a whole.”  

“This is our first time entering this prestigious event. While we did not win, we are thrilled to be one of three nominated. To be recognized by the same organization that issues Emmy awards to professionals is a great achievement for our students and faculty in the Department of Communication. We also appreciate the efforts of those who support us including MSTV, the library via its Digital Media Center and the Department of Geosciences,” said Terry Likes, professor and head of the Department of Communication. 

Take 30 News returns to Fridays this Fall, starting September 17th at 4 p.m. on MSTV—Maxxsouth Cable channel 98, 1098 (HD) and CSpire Cable channel 80. MSTV also can be found online at