FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 2, 2010
EDITORIAL CONTACT: Gina Logue, 615-898-5081, or WMOT-FM, 615-898-2800
MTSU STUDENTS VIE FOR NATIONAL TV EXPOSURE IN HOLLYWOOD
Competitors in Contest to Beat Joan Rivers for Interviews on “MTSU on the Record”
(MURFREESBORO) – Two MTSU students who are semifinalists in the second annual “Oscar Correspondent Contest” will discuss their video entry and their aspirations in the television business at 8 a.m. this Sunday, Feb. 7, on “MTSU on the Record” with host Gina Logue on WMOT-FM (89.5 and wmot.org).
Nicki DeCroce, a junior journalism major from Nashville, and Tony Holt, a senior electronic media production major from Maryville, combine for one of ten teams hoping to win a chance to interview the stars on the red carpet at the 82nd annual Academy Awards on Sunday, March 7, in Los Angeles. The contest is a promotion of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and mtvU, a 24-hour college offshoot of MTV.
Part of the entry criteria was the creation of a unique, creative short video that would capture the judges’ attention and display the team’s talents. DeCroce and Holt’s video is available for viewing at http://oscars.mtvu.com. Visitors to the Web site may vote for their favorite teams. Only one vote per visitor per day is allowed. The voting deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 10.
To listen to last week’s program with MTSU social work major and Haitian earthquake survivor Katie Erie, go to http://frank.mtsu.edu/~proffice/podcast2010.html and click on “January 31, 2010.” For more information about “MTSU on the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.
With three Nobel Prize winners among its alumni and former faculty, Middle Tennessee State University confers master’s degrees in 10 areas, the Specialist in Education degree, the Doctor of Arts degree and the Doctor of Philosophy degree. MTSU is ranked among the top 100 public universities in the nation in the Forbes “America’s Best Colleges” 2009 survey.