2018-19 Hearst Radio Winners Named

HEARST RADIO WINNERS NAMED

The William Randolph Hearst Foundation has announced the finalists selected in the 2018-2019 Journalism Awards Program’s radio news and features competition. The top five radio winners qualify for the National Radio Championship this June, along with qualifying television, writing, photojournalism and multimedia finalists.

The top five radio winners who qualify for the National Championship:
First Place, $3,000 award, Megan Cain, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Second Place, $2,000 award, Brighton McConnell, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Third Place, $1,500 award, Austin Westfall, Arizona State University
Fourth Place, $1,000 award, Dolores Hinckley, University of Florida
Fifth Place, $1,000 award, Aviva Okeson-Haberman, University of Missouri

The schools of all award-winning finalists receive matching grants.

Radio Finalists:
Sixth Place, Certificate, Elias Imadali, University of Montana
Seventh Place, Certificate, Maddie Biertempfel, Pennsylvania State University
Eighth Place, Certificate, Karina Gonzalez, University of Nevada, Reno
Ninth Place, Certificate, Victor Onimole, University of New Mexico
Tenth Place, Certificate, Haley Butler, University of Texas at Austin

After the TV 1 and Radio competitions, University of Florida has placed first in the Intercollegiate Broadcast Competition with the highest accumulated student points. They are followed by: University of Missouri; Arizona State University; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Pennsylvania State University; Syracuse University; University of Texas at Austin; University of Nevada, Reno; University of Montana (tie); University of New Mexico (tie).

Final intercollegiate scores will be announced after TV2 has been finalized. The top three winning schools earn $10,000, $4,000 and $2,000 respectively.

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

The 59th annual Hearst Journalism Awards Program, added broadcast news to the competitions in 1988. The program also includes five writing, two television, two photo, and four multimedia competitions offering up to $700,000 in scholarships, matching grants and stipends.

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

2018-19 Hearst Enterprise Writing Winners Named

2018-19 HEARST ENTERPRISE WRITING WINNERS NAMED

San Francisco – The top 10 winners in college enterprise 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.
There were 129 entries from 72 schools received in the second writing competition of the academic year.

First Place has been awarded to Anna Spoerre, from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Anna receives a $3,000 scholarship for her winning article titled “University hires chancellor’s daughter, son-in-law” published in The Daily Egyptian.

Anna was a spring 2018 graduate and per program guidelines, is not eligible to participate in the 2019 Championship. Second-place winner Michael Tobin, University of Oregon, advances to participate in the National Championship held in San Francisco this June.

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

Second-to-tenth place winners:
Michael Tobin, University of Oregon, second place, $2,000 scholarship
Matt Neuman, University of Montana, third place, $1,500 scholarship
Chris McCrory, Arizona State University, fourth place, $1,000 scholarship
Rebecca Liebson, Stony Brook University, fifth place, $1,000 scholarship

Sixth-through-tenth place winners receiving certificates of merit are:
Lydia Gerike, Indiana University, sixth place
Emma Collins, Western Kentucky University, seventh place
Alison Kuznitz, Pennsylvania State University, eighth place
Eduardo Medina, Auburn University, ninth place
Rick Childress, University of Kentucky, tenth place

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

The final intercollegiate writing winners will be announced after the completion of the five writing competitions and presented at the Intercollegiate Awards Presentation in San Francisco this June.

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

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.

2018-19 Hearst Multimedia I Winners Named

HEARST MULTIMEDIA I/FEATURES WINNERS NAMED

San Francisco – Winners have been announced in the Multimedia I/Narrative Storytelling – Features Competition of the 2018-2019 Hearst Journalism Awards Program. There were 74 entries from 46 schools submitted in the first multimedia competition of the year.

First Place has been awarded to Abby Cantrell, from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Abby will receive a $3,000 scholarship for the winning multimedia piece titled “The Story Keeper” published in Catawba Calling. Abby also qualifies to participate in the National Multimedia Championship which will be held in San Francisco, June 2-6, 2019.

The other top finalists are:
Second place, $2,000 award, Jason Armond, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Third place, $1,500 award, Katerina Procyk, Pennsylvania State University
Fourth Place, $1,000 award, Isaiah Somanas, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Fifth Place, $1,000 award, Kenneth Ferriera, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
The top five winning schools receive matching grants.

The sixth through tenth place finalists are:
Sixth Place, certificate, Mackenzie Behm, University of Florida
Seventh Place, certificate, Charlene Santiago, Arizona State University
Eighth Place, certificate, Vivian Acosta, Florida International University
Ninth Place, certificate, Rayna Sims, University of Missouri
Tenth Place, certificate, Ida Marie Odgaard, Western Kentucky University

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill placed first in the Intercollegiate Multimedia Competition with the highest accumulated student points from the first of four multimedia competitions. It is followed by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Pennsylvania State University; Western Kentucky University; University of Florida; Kent State University; Arizona State University; San Francisco State University (tie); Florida International University (tie); University of North Texas. The top three intercollegiate winners earn $10,000, $4,000 and $2,000 respectively.

The Multimedia judges are: Danese Kenon, Director of Photography and Video, Philadelphia Inquirer, PA; Mark Morris, Independent Visual Consultant, CA; Brian Storm, Founder & Executive Producer, MediaStorm.

The Journalism Awards Program, now in its 59th 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. 104 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.

2018-19 Hearst Television I Winners Named

San Francisco – Winners have been announced in the Television Features Competition of the 2018-2019 Hearst Journalism Awards Program.

The winners were selected from 107 entries submitted from 60 schools nationwide. The first-place winner
qualifies for the National Television Championship which will be held in San Francisco next June. The other top winners in this competition, along with the top finalists in the next television competition will submit additional entries for a semi-final round of judging. Four finalists will be chosen from that round to compete in the
Championship, along with writing, photo, radio and multimedia finalists.

First Place has been awarded to Grace King from University of Florida. Grace wins a $3,000 scholarship and qualifies for the Championship.

The top ten finalists and their awards are:
Second Place, $2,000 award, Lydia Nusbaum, University of Missouri
Third Place, $1,500 award, Matt Lively, Arizona State University
Fourth Place, $1,000 award, Meredith Sheldon, University Florida
Fifth Place, $1,000 award, Claire Going, Pennsylvania State University
Sixth Place, certificate, Claire Kopsky, University of Missouri
Seventh Place, certificate, Tom Austen, Syracuse University
Eighth Place, certificate, Payton Walker, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ninth Place, certificate, Lillian Donahue, Arizona State University
Tenth Place, certificate, Kristen Rary, University of Georgia
The top five winning schools receive matching grants.

The four finalists in bold qualify for the semi-final round. The remaining finalists in the top five graduated in spring 2018, and per program guidelines, may not participate in the semi-finals.

University of Florida is in first place in the intercollegiate broadcast competition with the highest accumulated student points from the first television competition.

It is followed by: University of Missouri; Arizona State University; Syracuse University; Pennsylvania State
University; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Baylor University; Michigan State University; University of Maryland; University of Georgia. The final intercollegiate broadcast winners are announced after the completion of the radio competition and the second television competition.
The top three intercollegiate winners earn $10,000, $4,000 and $2,000 respectively.

The television 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 59th 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. 104 universities of the Association of Schools of
Journalism and Mass Communication with accredited undergraduate journalism programs are eligible to
participate in the Hearst competitions.

2018-19 Hearst Photojournalism I Winners Named

HEARST PHOTOJOURNALISM WINNERS NAMED

San Francisco – Winners have been announced in the Photojournalism I– Features and News Competition of the 2018-2019 Hearst Journalism Awards Program.

The winners were selected from 128 entries submitted from 77 schools nationwide. In a recent addition to the program guidelines, the first-place winner automatically qualifies for the National Photojournalism Championship which will be held in San Francisco next June. The other top winners in this competition, along with the top
finalists in the next photo competition, will submit additional photographs for the semi-final round of judging next April.

Finalists will be chosen from that round to compete in the National Championship, along with writing, radio,
television and multimedia finalists.

First Place has been awarded to Gabriel Scarlett from Western Kentucky University.
Gabriel wins a $3,000 scholarship and qualifies for the National Photojournalism Championship.

Other top winners who qualify for the semi-final round:
Second Place, $2,000 award, Becca Slezak, Ball State University
Third Place, $1,500 award, Josephine Norris, Central Michigan University
Fourth Place, $1,000 award, Jason Armond, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Fifth Place, $1,000 award, James Year, University of Iowa *
Sixth Place, certificate, Brian Muñoz, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

* James Year is a spring 2018 graduate and per the program guidelines, may not participate in the semi-finals.

The top five winning schools receive matching grants.

The seventh- through-tenth place finalists are:
Seventh Place, certificate, Arden Barnes, University of Kentucky
Eighth Place, certificate, Alex Kormann, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ninth Place, certificate, Michael Blackshire, Western Kentucky University
Tenth Place, certificate, Joel Angel Juárez, San Francisco State University

Western Kentucky University is in first place in the Intercollegiate Photojournalism Competition with the highest accumulated student points from the first of two photo competitions.

It is followed by: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Ball State University; Ohio University; Central Michigan University; University of Iowa; University of Kentucky; Southern Illinois University, Carbondale; Arizona State
University; San Francisco State University. The final Intercollegiate winners are announced in April. The top three
intercollegiate winners earn $10,000, $4,000 and $2,000 respectively.

The photojournalism judges are: Erin Lubin, freelance photographer, San Francisco; Dai Sugano, Staff
Photographer/Senior Multimedia Editor, The Mercury News; and Jose Luis Rios, Director of Photography,
San Antonio Express-News.

The 59th annual Hearst Journalism Awards Program, added photojournalism to the competitions in 1970. The
program also includes five writing, one radio, two television, and four multimedia competitions offering up to $700,000 in scholarships, matching grants and stipends. 104 universities of the Association of Schools of
Journalism and Mass Communication with accredited undergraduate journalism programs are eligible to
participate in the Hearst competitions.

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.