Two Media, Communications and Journalism students are finalists in the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System’s Golden Microphone awards. Edmer Archila, of Mendota, and Brittany Sosa, of Fresno, are finalists for Best Public Affairs Program for the Fresno State Focus Radio Edition newscast they co-hosted. Fresno State Focus Radio Edition is a public affairs program produced by Mass Communication and Journalism students as part of their radio reporting class.

Archila is also a finalist for Best Community News for his story on farmworker food insecurity. The award winners will be announced on March 4 at the 77th International IBS Conference in New York City.

Fresno State Focus Radio Edition airs on 90.7 KFSR, Fresno State’s nonprofit, listener-supported public radio station. The program hosts and reporters are all students in the MCJ 177T Radio Reporting course. Students conduct interviews, gather ambient sound and write and edit long-format audio stories about people in the Valley.