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Nittany Watch Sports Host Gets Recognized

Caleb Steindel

Nittany Watch is a digital magazine show produced by Communications students, and other interested students. The show brings viewers news, information, and sports from Penn State Harrisburg and the Susquehanna Valley. Toward the end of each program there is a sports report and just recently a sports show was added to the schedule. The sports report and show each cover sports at PSH and professionally. 

Nittany Watch Sports Director and Host Caleb Steindel was recently awarded at the Fall 2023 College Media Association Film and Video Festival for a baseball package he created, which finished in third place in the competition with schools throughout the United States. The association serves as the  largest media organization in America. Its purpose is to have media at the collegiate level be recognized for its content and contributions to its respective campus. 

 The attendees were students from universities across America. Universities at the festival included some high level schools such as Baylor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Loyola Marymount, North Carolina State, and Arizona State. Steindel was entered into the sports category. 

For Steindel, this is his biggest accomplishment yet. 

“It’s an awesome accomplishment. Really just validation of all the hard work that I have put in. I could not have done it on my own, I could not have done it without the rest of the team at Nittany Watch and the Student Media, along with all the baseball players I interviewed,” Steindel explained. 

“It’s definitely a team effort. It feels really awesome and it feels validating of the hard work,” he added. 

Participating in a competition was not an expectation for Steindel, however it showed him that everything is not what it seems. 

Steindel did not expect to be participating in a competition like this, however it did show that anyone at any college level can produce high quality work. 

“Honestly it’s not something I really thought much about. It was honestly kind of surreal to hear that I placed. Especially with the CMA competition, it’s not just division three schools, it’s not just a certain region, it’s nationally,” Steindel said. 

“It’s a national competition and the first and second placers in the sports package category were both from Baylor. It’s pretty awesome. It just goes to show that you don’t necessarily need all the massive technology of a division one school to be able to produce content like this,” he added.

Caleb Steindel’s Certificate. (College Media Association) 

After Steindel received the award, the campus joined in to congratulate him for his hard work and dedication to the student media on campus.

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