Longtime RTDNAC board member and Winthrop University professor dies

Haney Howell, a former network journalist and educator, died Monday, February 11 at the age of 75. Haney joined the RTDNAC board in 1989 and was the longtime awards chairman for the organization. He was remembered by his fellow board members.

Applications open for 2019 scholarships

The Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas (RTDNAC) is once again proud to announce the opening of its Dr. John R. Bittner College Scholarship Competition. Each year, RTDNAC awards two $1,500 scholarships, one each to a student in North and South Carolina.

Students currently enrolled in two-year or four-year colleges and universities who are rising juniors, seniors or graduate students, and are pursuing a major course of study with emphasis in broadcast and/or digital journalism are encouraged to apply.

The scholarships are made possible by Capitol Broadcasting Company/WRAL, Hearst Television, Inc./WYFF 4 and the RTDNAC Board of Directors.

The scholarship is named after the late Dr. John Robert Bittner, a professor at the School of Journalism & Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who served as the first executive director of RTDNAC.

RTDNAC/AP Awards winners announced

RTDNAC and AP announced the winners of the 2018 awards competition, which recognizes the best of TV, radio, website and collegiate work from July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018. (View the list.)

Winners were recognized Nov. 10, 2018, at the RTDNAC/AP convention and awards luncheon.

RTDNAC names 2018 scholarship winners

The Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas (RTDNAC) proudly presented two scholarships during its annual workshop for college students on Feb. 10.

(Meet the winners ...)

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