Jul 25, 2022

College of the Ozarks senior Anna Ginnings recipient of Mid-America National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 2022 Walter Cronkite Scholarship

POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — College of the Ozarks senior Anna Ginnings received the 2022 Walter Cronkite Scholarship from the Mid-America National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) Foundation. The scholarship is awarded each year to deserving college students studying journalism, broadcast television, television production, and communications. Ginnings was the sole recipient of the scholarship. 

The Mid-America NATAS Foundation serves the five-state region of Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, and Louisiana. The foundation noted that Ginnings is a fifth-generation journalist whose family started the county newspaper, “The Index,” in Hermitage, Missouri, in 1885. She helps her family with the newspaper in the summer. During the academic year, she is the executive producer of the College’s “The Point” newscast and a valued member of “The Point” campus workstation.

The mission of NATAS Mid-America Foundation is to provide scholarships to deserving high school and college students who are studying or intend to study journalism, broadcast television, television production and communications.

The foundation is the charitable arm of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS)-Mid-America Chapter, Inc. and is a public charity under section 501 c3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Ginnings is from Hermitage, Missouri.

More about “The Point”

College of the Ozarks alumna and associate professor Erin Hayes oversees “The Point” newsroom.  “The Point” Broadcast Newsroom was established in 2015. It is a College of the Ozarks workstation, and its students produce weekly newscasts and sportscasts covering stories of significance to the C of O community.

Hayes is an award-winning journalist and former ABC news correspondent. In 2017, she was inducted into The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Silver Circle. She is a four-time recipient of the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award and a winner of the National Sigma Delta Chi Award for Investigative Reporting. She received the National Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, three Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Awards, and was recognized for her work during ABC News’ coverage of 9/11.