2014 Hearst Writing Championship Qualifiers Named


The William Randolph Hearst Foundation has announced the eight journalism students from across the country who will compete in the 54th annual National Writing Championships held in Washington, DC, June 2 – 6, 2014.

The finalists include five top winners in the monthly writing competitions and three entrants with the highest accumulated scores from two competitions, selected from 559 entries submitted this year.  At the Championship, the finalists will participate in various spot assignments and an interview chosen by our judges, competing for additional scholarship awards ranging from $1,500 to $5,000.

Also competing in the National Championships will be six photojournalism finalists, five radio broadcast finalists, five television broadcast finalists and five multimedia finalists.

The 2014 National Writing Championship finalists are:

Lauren Caruba, Northwestern University

Jessica Contrera, Indiana University

Christina Gallagher, Pennsylvania State University

Megan Jula, Indiana University

Michael Majchrowicz, Indiana University

Katie Mettler, Indiana University

Anna Orso, Pennsylvania State University

Jessica Tully, Pennsylvania State University

Judging the writing competitions this year were:  Marty Kaiser, Editor and Senior Vice President, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; Mike Leary, Senior Vice President and Editor, San Antonio Express-News; and John Temple, Senior Fellow, John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships Program, Stanford University, CA.

Presently, 105 colleges and universities with accredited undergraduate journalism schools are eligible to participate in the Hearst Journalism Awards Program.  Funded and administered for 54 years by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, the Journalism Program awards up to $500,000 in scholarships, grants and stipends annually.


Contact:  Jan Watten




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