CMU's School of Broadcast and Cinematic Arts' News Central 34 was presented with the Excellence in Directing Award for its Morning Show at the Philo Festival of Media Arts Award Ceremony.

Led by faculty advisor, Rick Sykes, News Central 34 produces both a live nightly newscast and a three time a week live morning show serving three Michigan counties. It has the largest news coverage area of any regularly scheduled student produced live nightly television news broadcast in the state of Michigan. 

Students who received individual first place Philo honors included Josh Bonzheim (Student Health Category) and Zach Huffman (Political Awareness Category).

News Central 34 can be viewed on Channel 26.2 on CMU's campus, Channel 189 off campus or