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Awards / Honors

CTV broadcast student wins prestigious Runyon scholarship

Updated April 20, 2009

When hundreds of military veterans marched in August from a Rage Against the Machine concert to the Pepsi Center in Denver, demanding that then-candidate Obama hear their cries for troop withdraw in Iraq, Josh Middleton was there capturing the historic event on camera during the Democratic National Convention.

Josh Middleton
Middleton, a CTV staffer and co-founder of the popular Colorado Music Lounge show, is this year’s recipient of the prestigious Damon Runyon scholarship.

Stellar storytelling ability

The honor, bestowed by the Denver Press Club, goes to a college student in the state who exhibits stellar storytelling ability. Middleton submitted a portfolio of several stories, including one about a CSU student who attends classes with a small bird perched on her shoulder, a therapeutic endeavor that helps the student stay calm and focused.

Another story covered an avid Broncos fan who was running his own farm-grown produce stand in north Fort Collins, only to be forced out of business by bug chain supermarkets.

Award ceremony in Denver

On April 17, Middleton met the award's professional honoree - celebrated sportswriter Rick Reilly - before receiving his $1,000 scholarship at the Marriott City Center hotel in Denver.

Middleton graduates from CSU next month and plans to attend the University of Southern California Summer Film Program.


Learn more about Middleton and the Colorado Music Lounge on MyCSU.

Contact: Holly Wolcott
Phone: (970) 491-1781