The National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) recently presented the winners of its "TV Stations of the Year" awards and two of the three stations recognized use Grass Valley digital news production (DNP) equipment from Thomson. The recipients accepted their awards during an Honors and Recognition Banquet at the NPPA's 60th Anniversary Photojournalism Summit held June 23-25 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, in Tampa, Fla.
The Award winners, representing stations large and small, include the photography staff at KTUU-TV in Anchorage, Alaska, accepted by Scott Jensen, in the "Small Market Station of the Year" category; Brad Ingram, WGHP-TV in Greensboro "Medium Market Station of the Year"; and Gary Knox, KARE-TV in Minneapolis "Large Market Station of the Year."
WGHP-TV, the Fox owned and operated station in High Point, N.C., uses a Grass Valley Kalypso Video Production Center switcher, several NewsEdit XT nonlinear editing workstations, and a Grass Valley M21 Master Control switcher. It also uses an extensive amount of the company's Gecko series A/D and D/A converters and distribution amplifiers.
KTUU-TV, the NBC affiliate in Anchorage, Alaska, equipped its entire newsroom in 2004 with Grass Valley DNP equipment, making extensive use of the Grass Valley M-Series iVDR and the NewsEdit system.
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