Steering Committee

The competitions take place under the guidance of the Hearst Journalism Awards Steering Committee, which
consists of Journalism-Mass Communications administrators of ACEJMC-accredited universities. The program
depends on the Hearst Steering Committee to keep it abreast of changes in journalism education, and to help guide and give counsel. In this fast-changing field, keeping up requires skilled monitoring and expertise in
evaluating new practices, new tools and new thinking.

The program director and the steering committee meet twice a year at the summer and winter ASJMC
conventions.

Christopher Callahan, Dean

Arizona State University
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication
Chair, Hearst Journalism Awards Steering Committee

Lorraine E. Branham, Dean

Syracuse University
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

Ann Brill, Dean

University of Kansas
William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications

Susan King, Dean

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School of Media & Journalism

Diane McFarlin, Dean

University of Florida
College of Journalism & Communications

H. Wilbert Norton, Jr., Dean

University of Mississippi
Edwin and Becky Meek School of Journalism and New Media

Al Stavitsky, Dean

University of Nevada, Reno
Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism and Center for Advanced Media Studies