Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2018
NEW WILMINGTON, PA – Westminster College recent graduate Troy Jackson '18 has earned an Emmy nomination for his student-produced “Ghost Witch – Mary Black,” a documentary investigating the facts and fiction behind a Western Pennsylvania ghost story.
The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences nominated Jackson’s documentary in the College/University Student Production – Short Form category for his piece produced for the Westminster Cable Network (WCN).
Bradley Weaver, lecturer of broadcast communication at Westminster College, also received a nomination for his role as faculty adviser to the project.
“Ghost Witch – Mary Black” examines the local folklore of Mary Black, an alleged Lawrence County witch who died in 1888. According to legend, Black’s ghost continues to haunt a wooded area outside of New Castle.
Jackson, who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in May, served as the producer, director, researcher and cinematographer of the documentary.
A WCN news package about Jackson’s nomination, produced by senior Connor White, can be viewed at https://vimeo.com/292162932.
The College/University Production winners will be announced as part of the Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards ceremony at the Philadelphia Marriott on Oct. 13.
To view "Ghost Witch – Mary Black,” visit https://www.wcn247.com/ghostwitch/.
For more information, contact Bradley Weaver at 724-946-7238 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PHOTO: Troy Jackson, left, with Bradley Weaver