2018-19 Hearst Feature Writing Winners Named

2018-19 HEARST FEATURE WRITING WINNERS NAMED

San Francisco – The top 10 winners in college feature writing were announced today in the 59th annual William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards Program, in which 104 undergraduate journalism programs at universities across the nation are eligible to participate. 155 feature writing entries were received in this competition from 85 schools.

First Place has been awarded to LAUREL DEMKOVICH, a senior from Indiana University. Laurel receives a $3,000 scholarship for her winning article titled “The Pride of Paoli” published in IDSnews.com. Laurel also qualifies to participate in the Hearst National Writing Championship which will be held this June in San Francisco.

Indiana University’s School of Journalism will receive a matching grant, as do the journalism departments of all scholarship winners.

Other scholarship winners are:
Jacob Steinberg, University of Minnesota, second place, $2,000 scholarship

Catherine Shackelford, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, third place, $1,500 scholarship

Eduardo Medina, Auburn University, fourth place, $1,000 scholarship

Myah Ward, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, fifth place, $1,000 scholarship

The sixth through tenth place winners receiving certificates of merit are:
Aydali Campa Lopez, Arizona State University, sixth place

Kiana Cole, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, seventh place

Katie Grieze, Ball State University, eighth place

Hannah Boufford, Indiana University, ninth place

Hannah Neumann, Baylor University, tenth place

Indiana University placed first in the Intercollegiate Writing Competition with the highest accumulated student points in the first writing competition of the year. They are followed by: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; University of Arkansas, Fayetteville; Arizona State University; University of Minnesota; Auburn University; University of Kentucky; University of Oregon; Pennsylvania State University; Baylor University.

The final intercollegiate writing winners will be announced after the completion of the five writing competitions.

Judging the writing competitions this year are: Audrey Cooper, Editor in Chief, The San Francisco Chronicle; David Zeeck, President and Publisher, The News Tribune, WA, and, Dwayne Bray, Senior Coordinating Producer/Enterprise Reporting Unit, ESPN.

The Hearst Journalism Awards Program is conducted under the auspices of accredited schools of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication and fully funded and administered by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. The 14 monthly competitions consist of five writing, two photojournalism, one radio, two television and four multimedia, with Championship finals in all divisions. The program awards up to $700,000 in scholarships and grants annually.

2018 Hearst Championship Winners

HEARST NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS SELECTED

San Francisco – Winning college journalists in the National Writing, Photojournalism, Radio, Television and Multimedia Championships were announced on June 6, 2018 by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards Program, during the final awards ceremony at The Bently Reserve in San Francisco.

The Hearst Championships are the culmination of the 2017 – 2018 Journalism Awards Program, which were held in 105 member universities of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication with accredited undergraduate journalism programs.

From June 3 through June 6, 28 finalists – all winners from the 14 monthly competitions – participated in the 58th annual Hearst Championships in San Francisco where they demonstrated their writing, photography, radio, television and multimedia skills in rigorous on-the-spot assignments. The assignments were chosen by media professionals who judged the finalists’ work throughout the year and at the Championships.

The following are the first, second and third-place winners and the scholarships they received:

NATIONAL WRITING CHAMPIONSHIP
First Place, Jack Evans, Indiana University, $10,000 award
Second Place, Nyssa Kruse, Indiana University, $7,500 award
Third Place, Alison Kuznitz, Pennsylvania State University, $5,000 award

NATIONAL PHOTOJOURNALISM CHAMPIONSHIP
First Place, Patrick Connolly, Ohio University, $10,000 award
Second Place, Alex Driehaus, Ohio University, $7,500 award
Third Place, Gabriel Scarlett, Western Kentucky University, $5,000 award

NATIONAL RADIO CHAMPIONSHIP
First Place, Jay Siebold, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, $10,000 award
Second Place, Ashley Tsao, University of Texas at Austin, $7,500 award
Third Place, Carter Woodiel, University of Missouri, $5,000 award

NATIONAL TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP
First Place, Alexa Lorenzo, University of Florida, $10,000 award
Second Place, Anne Marie Hagerty, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, $7,500 award
Third Place, Eytan Wallace, University of Southern California, $5,000 award

NATIONAL MULTIMEDIA CHAMPIONSHIP
First Place, Robert Gourley, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, $10,000 award
Second Place, Tyler Schank, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, $7,500 award
Third Place, Drea Cornejo, University of Florida, $5,000 award

Finalists in the Championship are:

Four finalists in the Writing Championship, who will each receive $1,500 scholarships (listed in alphabetical order):
Chris Bowling, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Kenny Jacoby, University of Oregon
Marcella Mercer, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Jesse Scheckner, Florida International University

The $1,000 Award for Best Article of the Year went to Marcella Mercer, University of Nebraska-Lincoln;
Best Reporting Technique Award of $1,000 went to Jack Evans, Indiana University.
Those awards were selected from the monthly writing competition entries.

Three finalists in the Photojournalism Championship, who will each receive $1,500 scholarships (listed in alphabetical order):
Joel Angel Juárez, San Francisco State University
Moriah Grace Ratner, Syracuse University
Kayla Wolf, University of Missouri

The $1,000 Award for Best Portfolio went to Alex Driehaus, Ohio University.
The Single Photo Award of $1,000 went to Kayla Wolf, University of Missouri.
Those awards were selected from the semi-final portfolios.

Two finalists in the Radio Broadcast News Championship, who will each receive $1,500 scholarships (listed in alphabetical order):
Elissa Candiotti, Syracuse University
Dolores Hinckley, University of Florida

The $1,000 Award for Best Use of Radio for News Coverage went to Jay Siebold, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This award was selected from the monthly radio entries.

Two finalists in the Television Broadcast News Championship, who will each receive $1,500 scholarships (listed in alphabetical order):
Lillian Donahue, Arizona State University
Brandon Etheredge, Auburn University

The Best Use of Television for News Coverage Award of $1,000 went to Anne Marie Hagerty, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This award was selected from the semi-final entries.

Two finalists in the Multimedia Championship, who will receive $1,500 scholarship (listed in alphabetical order):
Ty Boespflug, University of Oregon
Srijita Chattopadhyay, Western Kentucky University

The $1,000 Award for Best Multimedia Story of the Year went to Robert Gourley, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill for his story “Don’t Think Twice”. This award was selected from the monthly competition entries.

The writing judges were: Audrey Cooper, Editor in Chief, The San Francisco Chronicle; David Zeeck, President and Publisher, The News Tribune, WA.

The photojournalism judges were: Erin Lubin, freelance photographer, San Francisco; Lisa Krantz, Staff Photographer, San Antonio Express-News; Dai Sugano, Staff Photographer/Senior Multimedia Editor, The Mercury News.

The radio and television judges were: Julie Chin, News Director, KNX Radio, Los Angeles, CA; Lloyd Siegel, former Vice President of News Partnerships, NBC News, NY; and Fred Young, retired Senior Vice President of News, Hearst Television Inc., Yardley, PA.

The multimedia Judges were: Kenny Irby, Independent Visual Consultant, FL; Mark Morris, former Senior Editor/Multimedia, The Sacramento Bee; and Brian Storm, Founder & Executive Producer, MediaStorm.

The William Randolph Hearst Foundation was established by its namesake in 1948 under California non-profit laws, exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. Since then, the Hearst Foundations have contributed over 1 billion dollars to numerous educational programs, health and medical care, human services and the arts in every state.

The Hearst Journalism Awards Program was founded in 1960 to foster journalism education through scholarships for outstanding college students. Since its inception, the program has distributed more than $13 million in scholarships and grants for the very best work by student journalists.

2018 Championship Qualifying Finalists Selected

2018 HEARST NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

The William Randolph Hearst Foundation has announced the 29 journalism students from across the country who will compete in the 58th annual National Writing, Photojournalism, Radio, Television and Multimedia Championships held in San Francisco, June 3 – June 7, 2018.

The finalists include eight writing finalists, six photojournalism finalists, five radio finalists, five television finalists and four multimedia finalists chosen from the monthly competitions, selected from a record 1,314 entries received this year. At the Championships, the finalists will participate in various spot assignments chosen by our judges, competing for additional scholarship awards ranging from $1,500 to $10,000.

The 2018 National Championship Finalists are:

WRITING FINALISTS
Chris Bowling, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Jack Evans, Indiana University
Bryant Freese, California State University, Fullerton
Kenny Jacoby, University of Oregon
Nyssa Kruse, Indiana University
Alison Kuznitz, Pennsylvania State University
Marcella Mercer, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Jesse Scheckner, Florida International University

PHOTOJOURNALISM FINALISTS
Patrick Connolly, Ohio University
Alex Driehaus, Ohio University
Joel Angel Juárez, San Francisco State University
Moriah Ratner, Syracuse University
Gabriel Scarlett, Western Kentucky University
Kayla Wolf, University of Missouri

RADIO FINALISTS
Elissa Candiotti, Syracuse University
Dolores Hinckley, University of Florida
Jay Siebold, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ashley Tsao, University of Texas at Austin
Carter Woodiel, University of Missouri

TELEVISION FINALISTS
Lillian Donahue, Arizona State University
Brandon Etheredge, Auburn University
Anne Marie Hagerty, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Alexa Lorenzo, University of Florida
Eytan Wallace, University of Southern California

MULTIMEDIA FINALISTS
Ty Boespflug, University of Oregon
Srijita Chattopadhyay, Western Kentucky University
Drea Cornejo, University of Florida
Robert Gourley, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Tyler Schank, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Presently, 105 colleges and universities with accredited undergraduate journalism schools are eligible to participate in the Hearst Journalism Awards Program. Funded and administered for 58 years by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, the Journalism Program awards up to $700,000 in scholarships, grants and stipends annually.

2017-18 Hearst Intercollegiate Winners Named

NATION’S JOURNALISM SCHOOLS WIN $89,000 IN HEARST PRIZES

SAN FRANCISCO – Eight universities shared prizes totaling $89,000 as this year’s winners of the Intercollegiate
Writing, Photojournalism and Broadcast and Multimedia Competitions of the annual
Hearst Journalism Awards Program.

The 2017-2018 prizes are awarded to the top universities in each division of the Intercollegiate Competitions,
with the top ten of each category receiving Hearst trophies.

Often called “The Pulitzers of college journalism,” the Hearst program holds year-long competitions in writing, photojournalism, radio, television and multimedia for journalism undergraduates. Journalism schools
accumulating the most points earned by their students in each category are designated the winners of the
Intercollegiate Competitions.

The Overall Intercollegiate winners are those schools with the highest combined student points from the 1,314 entries submitted this year.

The 2018 Intercollegiate Competition winners are:

WRITING:
$10,000 First Place, Indiana University
$ 4,000 Second Place, Pennsylvania State University
$ 2,000 Third Place, University of Nebraska – Lincoln

PHOTOJOURNALISM:
$10,000 First Place, Western Kentucky University
$ 4,000 Second Place, Ohio University
$ 2,000 Third Place, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

BROADCAST RADIO & TV:
$10,000 First Place, University of Missouri
$ 4,000 Second Place, University of Florida
$ 2,000 Third Place, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

MULTIMEDIA:
$10,000 First Place, Western Kentucky University
$ 4,000 Second Place, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
$ 2,000 Third Place, University of Nebraska – Lincoln

OVERALL:
$25,000 First Place, Western Kentucky University
Second Place, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Third Place, Pennsylvania State University

The winners in each category will receive cash prizes and trophies during the National
Championships Intercollegiate Awards ceremony in San Francisco on June 5, 2018.

Intercollegiate Writing trophies are awarded to Syracuse University, fourth place; Western Kentucky University, fifth place; University of Florida, sixth place; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, seventh place; Arizona State University, eighth place; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, ninth place; Oklahoma State University, tenth place.

Intercollegiate Photojournalism trophies are awarded to: University of Missouri, fourth place; Pennsylvania State University, fifth place; University of Nebraska – Lincoln, sixth place; Central Michigan University, seventh place; San Francisco State University, eighth place-tie; Syracuse University, eighth place-tie; Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, tenth place.

Intercollegiate Broadcast Ratio & TV trophies are awarded to: Syracuse University, fourth place;
Arizona State University, fifth place; University of southern California, sixth place; Temple University, seventh place; Pennsylvania State University, eighth place; University of Texas at Austin, ninth place; Brigham Young
University, tenth place.

Intercollegiate Multimedia trophies are awarded to: University of Florida, fourth place; Syracuse University, fifth place; Pennsylvania State University, sixth place; University of Oregon, seventh place; University of Missouri, eighth place; San Francisco State University, ninth place; University of Montana, tenth place.

Overall Intercollegiate trophies are awarded to: University of Florida, fourth place; University of Nebraska-Lincoln, fifth place; Syracuse University, sixth place; University of Missouri, seventh place; Indiana University, eighth place; Arizona State University, ninth place; Ohio University, tenth place.

The Hearst Journalism Awards Program operates under the auspices of the accredited schools of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication. It is fully funded and administered by The William Randolph Hearst Foundation. Currently, 105 accredited undergraduate schools of journalism in the United States are eligible to participate in the program, which awards up to $700,000 in scholarships and grants annually. The
Intercollegiate Awards have been acknowledged since the inception of the program, and in 1990 monetary awards were added to the Hearst Journalism Awards Program budget.

The points earned by individual students in the monthly writing, photojournalism, radio, television and
multimedia competitions determine each discipline’s Intercollegiate ranking. The winners are those schools with the highest accumulated student points in each category. The overall Intercollegiate winners are the schools with the highest accumulated student points in the writing, photojournalism, broadcast and multimedia competitions.

Publisher William Randolph Hearst established the William Randolph Hearst Foundation and The Hearst
Foundation, Inc. in the 1940’s, a few years before his death in 1951. Since then, the Foundations have awarded over one billion dollars in grants and programs.

2017-18 Hearst Breaking News Writing Competition Winners Named

2018 HEARST BREAKING NEWS WRITING WINNERS NAMED

San Francisco – The top 10 winners in breaking news writing were announced today in the 58th annual William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards Program, in which 105 undergraduate journalism programs at universities across the nation are eligible to participate. There were 94 entries from 53 schools.

First Place has been awarded to JESSE SCHECKNER, from Florida International University. Jesse receives a $3,000 scholarship for the winning article titled “FIU bridge near MMC campus collapses, killing and injuring several, just five days after being built” published in South Florida News Service.

Florida International University’s School of Journalism and Communication will receive a matching grant, as do the journalism departments of all scholarship winners. Jesse also qualifies to participate in the Hearst National Writing Championship which will be held this June in San Francisco.

Other scholarship winners are:
Megan Janetsky, Arizona State University, second place, $2,000 scholarship
Chris Bowling, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, third place, $1,500 scholarship
Jimena Tavel, University of Florida, fourth place, $1,000 scholarship,
Abby Murphy, University of Florida, fifth place, $1,000 scholarship

The sixth-through-tenth place winners receiving certificates of merit are:
Alison Kuznitz, Pennsylvania State University, sixth place
Dekota Gregory, Oklahoma State University, seventh place
Samantha Lauriello, Pennsylvania State University, eighth place
Lydia Taylor, Kent State University, ninth place
Carley Lanich, Indiana University, tenth place

Indiana University has won the Intercollegiate Writing Competition with the highest accumulated student points in the five writing competitions held this year. They are followed by: Pennsylvania State University; University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Syracuse University; Western Kentucky University; University of Florida; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Arizona State University; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Oklahoma State University. The three top winners earn $10,000, $4,000 and $2,000 respectively.

Judging the writing competitions this year are: Audrey Cooper, Editor in Chief, The San Francisco Chronicle; David Zeeck, President and Publisher, The News Tribune, WA, and Wendell Jamieson, former Metro Editor, The New York Times.

The Hearst Journalism Awards Program is conducted under the auspices of accredited schools of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication and fully funded and administered by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. The 14 monthly competitions consist of five writing, two photojournalism, one radio, two television and four multimedia, with Championship finals in all divisions. The program awards up to $700,000 in scholarships and grants annually.

2017-18 Hearst Multimedia IV-Team Reporting News Winners Named

HEARST MULTIMEDIA TEAM REPORTING/NEWS COMPETITION WINNERS NAMED

The top ten winners in the 2017-2018 college multimedia team reporting/news are announced in the 58th annual William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards Program.
There were 79 team entries from 45 schools received in this competition.

First Place has been awarded to team members from Western Kentucky University: Gabriel Scarlett, Michael Blackshire, Fahad Alotaibi, Shaban Athuman, for their entry titled “Broken Branches” published in WPUJ.com. They will receive a $3,000 scholarship.
Western Kentucky University’s School of Journalism receives a matching grant, as do the journalism departments of all scholarship winners.

Other winning multimedia teams:
Second place, $2,000 award, University of Florida team members:
Drea Cornejo, Briana Erickson, Caitie Switalski, Tamara Dobry, Danielle Chanzes, Merrett Fay, Grace King, Jordyn Heck, Desirae Lee, Maddy McKay, Thomas Moseley, Maya Punjwani, Chris Totzke, Danielle Veenstra, Rachel Wang, Sophia Zayas, Bailey LeFever

Third place, $1,500 award, Syracuse University team members:
Brian Cereijo, Jacob Gedetsis

Fourth place, $1,000 award, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill team members:
Darian Woehr, Ben Aijian, Emily Yue, Nicole Basille, Lindsay Carbonell, Danielle Wallace

Fifth place, $1,000 award, San Francisco State University team members:
Travis Wesley, Jake Tellkamp, Christianna Fjelstad, Ian Williams

Sixth place, Iowa State University team members:
Emily Blobaum, Whitney Mason

Seventh place, Western Kentucky University team members:
Justin Gilliand, Brittiny Moore

Eighth place, University of Oregon team members:
Ty Boespflug, Srushti Kamat, Cheyenne Thorpe, Jeff Dean, KJ Hellis, Kaylee Domzalski, Paige Harkless

Ninth place, University of Oregon team members:
Anna Rath, Megan Rouse, Ty Boespflug, Jeff Dean, Tim Vandehey, Topacio Beerhalter,Justin Hartney, Becky Hoag, Abigail Winn, Morgan Krakow, Jessica Douglas, Jacob Smith, Qiongyao Shao, Ted Chen, Cheyenne Thorpe

Tenth place, University of Nebraska-Lincoln team members:
James Wooldridge and Merika Andrade

Western Kentucky University has won the Intercollegiate Multimedia Competition with the highest accumulated student points from the four multimedia competition held this year.
Western Kentucky University is followed by:
Second Place: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Third Place: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Fourth Place: University of Florida
Fifth Place: Syracuse University
Sixth Place: Pennsylvania State University
Seventh Place: University of Oregon
Eighth Place: University of Missouri
Ninth Place: San Francisco State University
Tenth Place: University of Montana

The top three winners earn $10,000, $4,000 and $2,000 respectively, and will receive their award checks at the Intercollegiate Awards Dinner in San Francisco during the National Championships.

The Multimedia judges are Kenny Irby, Independent Visual Consultant, FL; and Mark Morris, former Senior Editor/Multimedia, The Sacramento Bee; Brian Storm, Founder & Executive Director, MediaStorm.

The Journalism Awards Program, now in its 58th year, added multimedia to the competitions in 2010. The program also includes five writing, one radio, two television, and two photojournalism competitions offering up to $700,000 in scholarships, matching grants and stipends. 105 member universities of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication with accredited undergraduate journalism programs are eligible to participate in the Hearst competitions.

2017-18 Hearst Personality/Profile Writing Winners Named

2017-18 HEARST PERSONALITY/PROFILE WRITING WINNERS NAMED

San Francisco – The top 10 winners in personality/profile writing were announced today in the 58th annual William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards Program, in which 105 undergraduate journalism programs at universities across the nation are eligible to participate. 114 entries were received in this competition from 61 schools.

First Place has been awarded to JACK EVANS from Indiana University. Jack receives a $3,000 scholarship for his winning article titled “The man in black” published in Indiana Daily Student.

Indiana University’s Department of Journalism will receive a matching grant, as do the journalism departments of all scholarship winners. Jack also qualifies to participate in the Hearst National Writing Championship which will be held this June in San Francisco.

Other scholarship winners are:
Nyssa Kruse, Indiana University, second place, $2,000 scholarship
Alison Kuznitz, Pennsylvania State University, third place, $1,500 scholarship
Kiana Cole, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, fourth place, $1,000 scholarship,
Emily Kohlman, Pennsylvania State University, fifth place, $1,000 scholarship

The sixth through tenth place winners receiving certificates of merit are:
Fatima Tul-Farha, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, sixth place
Sam Fortier, Syracuse University, seventh place
Joe Buettner, University of Oklahoma, eighth place
Robyn Feinberg, University of Nevada, Reno, ninth place
Justin Mattingly, Syracuse University, tenth place

Indiana University placed first in the Intercollegiate Writing Competition with the highest accumulated student points in the four writing competitions held so far. They are followed by: Pennsylvania State University; Syracuse University (tie); University of Nebraska-Lincoln (tie); Western Kentucky University; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Arizona State University (tie); University of Florida (tie); University of Oregon.

The final intercollegiate standings will be determined after the completion of the five writing competitions.

The Hearst Journalism Awards Program is conducted under the auspices of accredited schools of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication and fully funded and administered by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. The 14 monthly competitions consist of five writing, two photojournalism, one radio, two television and four multimedia, with Championship finals in all divisions. The program awards up to $700,000 in scholarships and grants annually.

Judging the writing competitions this year are: Audrey Cooper, Editor in Chief, The San Francisco Chronicle; David Zeeck, President and Publisher, The News Tribune, WA, and Wendell Jamieson, former Metro Editor, The New York Times.

2017-18 Hearst Television Semi-Finalists Named

2018 HEARST NATIONAL TELEVISION SEMI-FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

The William Randolph Hearst Foundation has announced the eight television students who have been selected as semi-finalists in the 58th annual Hearst Journalism Awards Program. They are the top winners in the 2017-2018 Features and News competitions.

The 2017-2018 television semi-finalists are:

Jessica Coombs, Brigham Young University
Anne Marie Hagerty, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Becca King, University of Maryland
Kevin Ko, University of Missouri
Alexa Lorenzo, University of Florida
Dylan Monson, South Dakota State University
James Packard, University of Missouri
Eytan Wallace, University of Southern California

These semi-finalists, whose work was selected from 168 entries entered in our monthly competitions, will submit additional stories for the semi-final round of judging. The judges will evaluate the entries and select three finalists to participate in the program’s National Championship held in San Francisco, June 3 – 7, 2018.

Brandon Etheredge, Auburn University and Lillian Donahue, Arizona State University are the two first place winners from TV competitions one and two, and automatically qualify for the National Broadcast Championship.

During the Championship, the five television finalists, along with eight writing, five radio, six photo and five multimedia finalists will complete spot assignments, vying for additional scholarship awards of up to $10,000.

The broadcast judges are: Julie Chin, News Director, KNX Radio, Los Angeles, CA; Lloyd Siegel, former Vice President of News Partnerships, NBC News, NY; and Fred Young, retired Senior Vice President of News, Hearst Television Inc., Yardley, PA.

The 58th annual Hearst Journalism Awards Program, added broadcast news to the competitions in 1988. The program also includes five writing, one radio, two photo, and four multimedia competitions offering up to $700,000 in scholarships, matching grants and stipends. 105 universities of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication with accredited undergraduate journalism programs are eligible to participate in the Hearst competitions.

2017-18 Hearst Multimedia III – Enterprise Competition Winners Named

HEARST MULTIMEDIA III/ENTERPRISE WINNERS NAMED

San Francisco – Winners have been announced in the Multimedia III/Enterprise Competition of the 2017-2018 Hearst Journalism Awards Program. There were 64 entries from 37 schools submitted in the third multimedia competition of the year.

First Place has been awarded to Rob Gourley from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Rob receives a $3,000 scholarship for the winning multimedia piece titled “Don’t Think Twice” from Medium.com. Rob also qualifies to participate in the National Multimedia Championship which will be held in San Francisco, June 3-7, 2018.

The other top finalists are:
Second place, $2,000 scholarship, Ashlen Renner, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Third place, $1,500 scholarship, Ty Boespflug, University of Oregon
Fourth Place, $1,000 scholarship, Casper Holmenlund Christensen, Western Kentucky University
Fifth Place, $1,000 scholarship, Abby Potter, Western Kentucky University
The top five winning schools receive matching grants.

The sixth through-tenth-place finalists are:
Sixth Place, certificate, James Year, University of Iowa
Seventh Place, certificate, Craig Johnson, Arizona State University
Eighth Place, certificate, Derek Minemyer, University of Montana
Ninth Place, certificate, Jonathan Feinberg, Stony Brook University
Tenth Place, certificate, Yara Hamway, New York University

Western Kentucky University placed first in the Intercollegiate Multimedia Competition with the highest accumulated student points from three of the four multimedia competitions. It is followed by: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; University of Nebraska-Lincoln; University of Florida; University of Missouri; Pennsylvania State University; Syracuse University; University of Oregon: Arizona State University (tie); University of Montana (tie).

The final Intercollegiate winners will be announced after the Multimedia IV competition. The top three intercollegiate winners earn $10,000, $4,000 and $2,000 respectively.

The Multimedia judges are: Kenny Irby, Independent Visual Consultant; Mark Morris, Senior Editor/Multimedia, The Sacramento Bee; Brian Storm, Founder & Executive Director, MediaStorm.

The Journalism Awards Program, now in its 58th year, added multimedia to the competitions in 2010. The program also includes five writing, one radio, two television, and two photojournalism competitions offering up to $700,000 in scholarships, matching grants and stipends. 105 member universities of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication with accredited undergraduate journalism programs are eligible to participate in the Hearst competitions.

2017-18 Hearst Photojournalism Semi-Finalists Named

2018 HEARST NATIONAL PHOTOJOURNALISM SEMI-FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

The William Randolph Hearst Foundation has announced the ten college photojournalism students who have been selected as semi-finalists in the 58th annual Hearst Journalism Awards Program.

The 2018 Hearst Photo semi-finalists are top winners of the two 2017-2018 photo competitions plus two finalists with the high accumulated scores:

Shaban Athuman, Western Kentucky University
Emily Blobaum, Iowa State University
Alex Driehaus, Ohio University
Joel Angel Juárez, San Francisco State University
Nathan Klima, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Liz Moughon, Ohio University
Gabriel Scarlett, Western Kentucky University
Davis Winborne, University of Missouri
Kayla Wolf, University of Missouri
James Wooldridge, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

These winners, whose work was selected from a record 220 entries received in the News/Features and Picture Story/Series Competitions, will submit additional photo portfolios for the semi-final round of judging. The judges will evaluate the portfolios and select four finalists to participate in the program’s National Championship held in San Francisco June 3 – 7, 2018.

During the Hearst National Championship, the six photo finalists along with eight writing, five radio, five television and five multimedia finalists will complete spot news assignments, vying for scholarship awards of up to $10,000.

The photojournalism judges are: Erin Lubin, freelance photographer, San Francisco; Lisa Krantz, Staff Photographer, San Antonio Express-News; Dai Sugano, Staff Photographer/Senior Multimedia Editor, The Mercury News.

There are 105 universities with accredited undergraduate journalism schools eligible to participate in the Hearst Journalism Awards Program. The Journalism Awards Program added photojournalism to the competition in 1970, and is funded and administered by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. The program awards up to $700,000 a year in scholarships, grants and stipends, and takes place under the auspices of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication.