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Maine Member Proves Emmys Aren't Just TV's Domain

Broadcasters look out: You’ve got new competition for those coveted Emmy awards, and the Portland Press Herald’s Amelia Kunhardt is proof. Kunhardt, a video editor and member of the News Guild of Maine, won a Boston/New England regional Emmy award on Saturday night for a 13 ½-minute video, “Three Shots on Roy Road” about an officer-involved shooting. “The other finalists were TV stations,” Kunhardt says, referring to the “Societal Concerns” category she’d entered. “I thought we had a really powerful story, but technically we’re not like television. We do things differently. When they called our name, I was pleasantly shocked.” While Kunhardt is self-taught in video editing, she produces her videos with Final Cut Pro X, the same program taught in the hugely successful CWA/NETT Academy course.

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