The Midwest Regional Emmy's is open to entries from Western Wisconsin (La Crosse & Eau Claire), & all of Minnesota, Iowa, and North and South Dakota. WQOW received 5 nominations. Below are descriptions of the videos and the category they were nominated in:
"Barriers to Care" (2 part series) Written and produced by Andrea Albers, Photography by Kyle Jorgenson. February 2013. Nominated for Best Health, Science & Environment category.
There may be nothing more important than the health and well-being of children. That effort and the struggles parents have encountered are addressed in Barriers to Care.Just as a parent would fight to get their child treatment for a terminal illness there are parents across western Wisconsin fighting for the mental health of their children. You'll hear experts from within the mental health field and school counselors talk about the growing need for services and what is being done to connect families with local resources.
"First in Glass"
An unconventional River Falls artist creates works of glass art using molds carved out of tree trunks. Videotaped and edited by Steve Betchkal. April 2013 Nominated for Best Video essay (no reporter voicing the story)
"Hop to It"
An old-fashioned drive-in is serving up fresh new menu items in the little Augusta, Wisconsin. Videotaped and edited by Steve Betchkal. July 2013. Nominated for Best Video essay (no reporter voicing the story)
A tribute to the great civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Written, videotaped, and produced by Steve Betchkal, January 2013. Nominated for Best Editorial Writing.
"Steve Betchkal Vidoeo journalist Composite"
Three stories photographed, written, and edited by Steve Betchkal; "Bluebird Babes," (July 2012) "Going Strong," (August 20123) and "Tow the Line" (February 2013). Nominated for Best Video Journalist (one person does it all! Writing, photography, and editing)
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