MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE MEDIA
Caldwell College Alumni and Bloomfield Resident Receives News and Documentary Emmy for Program on Poverty in U.S.
Congratulations go out to Caldwell College Communication Arts alumni Justin Cece ’99 of Bloomfield, N.J., who has won yet another Emmy—this time for his work on the “Dateline NBC” series “America Now: Friends and Neighbors.” Cece was one of four editors on the program, which focused on families in rural Ohio who are facing chronic poverty. The program showed how millions of families in the U.S. are at risk of going hungry and how the number of Americans visiting local food pantries has jumped in the past two years. “The most rewarding thing about working on a show like this is that in the days after it aired, many viewers donated money and food, and offered jobs to some of the families that we profiled in Ohio. It was a wonderful feeling to know that my contributions to the show played a small part in that,” Cece said. The show won in the category of “Best Continuing Coverage in a News Magazine.” Cece is working on “Rock Center with Brian Williams,” a newsmagazine program which will air on NBC Mondays at 10 p.m. Last year Cece received an Emmy in the category of “Editing Quick Turnaround” for his work on the NBC two-hour special “Inside the Obama White House.”