2021-22 Hearst Multimedia Digital News/Enterprise Story Winners Announced

San Francisco – Winners have been announced in the Multimedia Digital News/Enterprise Story Competition of the 2021-2022 Hearst Journalism Awards Program.

There were 65 entries from 38 schools submitted in the third of four multimedia competitions held this year.

First Place has been awarded to Angelica Edwards, a senior from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Angelica will receive a $3,000 scholarship for the winning multimedia piece “Las Dos Rosas”. Angelica also
qualifies to participate in the Hearst National Multimedia Championship which will be held this May in San Francisco.

The other top finalists are:
Second place, $2,000 award, Cynthia Liu, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Third place, $1,500 award, Eden McCall, University of Oregon
Fourth Place, $1,000 award, Annemarie LePard, Hofstra University
Fifth Place, $1,000 award, Sam Mallon, Western Kentucky University
The top five winning schools receive matching grants.

The sixth-through-tenth place finalists are:
Sixth Place, certificate, Joeleen Hubbard, Western Kentucky University
Seventh Place, certificate, Toby Young, University of Missouri
Eighth Place, certificate, Ryanne Mena, California State University, Northridge
Ninth Place, certificate, Rachel Crick, University of Kentucky
Tenth Place, certificate, Jarrette Werk, University of Nevada, Reno

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is currently in first place in the Intercollegiate Multimedia Competition, with the highest accumulated student points from three of four multimedia competitions.

They are followed by: Western Kentucky University; University of Southern California; University of Missouri; Arizona State University; San Francisco State University; Pennsylvania State University (tie) University of Nevada, Reno (tie); University of Oregon, Syracuse University (tie); Brigham Young University (tie); University of Oklahoma (tie).

The top three intercollegiate winners earn $10,000, $4,000 and $2,000 respectively.

The final intercollegiate winners will be announced after the completion of all four multimedia competitions and will be presented during the National Championships.

The multimedia judges are: Danese Kenon, Director of Video and Photography, Philadelphia Inquirer, PA; Jarrad Henderson, Senior Multimedia Producer – Investigative and Enterprise Video Team, USA Today, VA; Meredith Hogan, Senior Creative Producer, Red Element Studios, WA.

The Journalism Awards Program, now in its 62nd year, added multimedia to the competitions in 2010. The program also includes five writing, one audio, two television, and two photojournalism competitions offering up to $700,000 in scholarships, matching grants and stipends annually.

103 universities of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication with accredited undergraduate journalism programs are eligible to participate in the Hearst monthly competitions.

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