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2013 RTDNAC Scholarship Winners

Joe Bruno & Kyle Cline

NC Scholarship Winner

Joe Bruno, a junior at Elon University, was elected to the news director’s position at Elon’s “Phoenix 14 News” as an 18-year-old sophomore and continues to serve in that position. Upon taking the reins, Joe took on the task of leading the student staff through a complete rebranding and overhaul with a goal of revitalizing Elon’s local newscast.

Joe led his staff through coverage of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte in the summer of 2012 and seven-hour live election coverage in November in addition to other major news events.

His leadership has contributed to the growth of Elon’s news organization, where more than 60 students have now signed on as members. Joe’s is from Pottstown, Penn.

SC Scholarship Winner

Kyle Cline is a junior at Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C., who is majoring in Journalism and Mass Communications.

During his college career, he has been heavily involved in campus media, particularly at WBJU Radio. He has served as the station’s operations manager and is currently the program director and news anchor.

Kyle’s goal following graduation is to work outside the United States in Europe and South America in media outlets. His hometown is Kaukauna, Wis.