Hearst Scholarships, Grants, and Stipends Amounts Increased

HEARST JOURNALISM AWARDS ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIP INCREASES

San Francisco – The William Randolph Hearst Foundation Board of Directors is dramatically increasing its commitment to the future of journalism through substantial scholarship increases to students and universities competing in the Hearst Journalism Awards. Representing an increase of nearly 50 percent, more than $650,000 will be provided annually in scholarships, grants and stipends by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation to the winning journalism students and accredited journalism undergraduate universities in the United States.

First place scholarship awards in the 14 monthly competitions will be increased to $3,000, and matched by grants to the colleges of all winning students. The Championship awards will be increased to $5,000 for third place, $7,500 for second place and $10,000 for first place in all categories.

In addition, the Overall Intercollegiate Winner will be awarded $25,000, which is the school with the highest total accumulated points in the competitions.

The most significant increase – intended to encourage participation in the competitions – stipends to the participating schools have been increased to $250 per competition entered. Each school can generate $3,500 by entering all 14 competitions each academic year.

Paul “Dino” Dinovitz, Hearst Foundation executive director, remarked “This significant increase of awards was established to encourage participation in our program and provide a boost to future journalists and journalism schools at this important time”.

Created in 1960 to encourage and support excellence in journalism and education, the Hearst Journalism Awards Program celebrates its 58th year by offering monthly competitions in writing, photojournalism, radio, television and multimedia digital news. Top winners in all categories compete in the San Francisco National Championship Finals for additional scholarship awards.

Distinguished journalists from publishing, broadcast and digital news organizations volunteer their services in judging the monthly entries, and the San Francisco Championship Finals to evaluate the student finalists who are given on-the-spot assignments under strict deadlines.

The Hearst Journalism Awards Program has been funded annually by the William Randolph Hearst Foundations since 1960, with more than $30 million granted to support the program and the outstanding student journalists who excel in the competitions.

The William Randolph Hearst Foundation was established by its namesake in 1948 exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. Since then, The Hearst Foundations have granted more than $1.1 billion dollars to education, health, culture and social services nationally.

The Hearst Journalism Awards Program – often referred to as the Pulitzers of college journalism – is conducted with the support of the accredited schools of the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC).

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2017 Hearst National Championships Winners Announced

2017 HEARST NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS ANNOUNCED

San Francisco – Winning college journalists in the National Writing, Photojournalism, Radio, Television and Multimedia Championships were announced on June 1, 2017 by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards Program, during the final awards ceremony in Alexandra’s Ballroom of The Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco.

The Hearst Championships are the culmination of the 2016 – 2017 Journalism Awards Program, which are held in 106 member colleges and universities of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication with accredited undergraduate journalism programs.

This year’s 14 monthly competitions garnered 1,267 entries in the 14 monthly competitions.

From May 29th through June 1st, 29 finalists – all top winners of the monthly competitions – participated in the 57th 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, Taylor Telford, Indiana University, $5,000 award
Second Place, Lauren Brown-Hulme, University of Nebraska, $4,000 award
Third Place, Hannah Alani, Indiana University, $3,000 award

NATIONAL PHOTOJOURNALISM CHAMPIONSHIP
First Place, Calla Kessler, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, $5,000 award
Second Place, Gabriel Scarlett, Western Kentucky University, $4,000 award
Third Place, Mac Snyder, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, $3,000 award

NATIONAL RADIO BROADCAST NEWS CHAMPIONSHIP
First Place, Jessica O’Connor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, $5,000 award
Second Place, Carter Woodiel, University of Missouri, $4,000 award
Third Place, Caitlin Switalski, University of Florida, $3,000 award

NATIONAL TELEVISION BROADCAST NEWS CHAMPIONSHIP
First Place, Maggie Lorenz, University of Florida, $5,000 award
Second Place, Adriana De Alba, Arizona State University, $4,000 award
Third Place, Cole Sullivan, University of Southern California, $3,000 award

NATIONAL MULTIMEDIA CHAMPIONSHIP
First Place, Claire Collins, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, $5,000 award
Second Place, Alyse Young, Western Kentucky University, $4,000 award
Third Place, Ryan McNulty, San Francisco State University, $3,000 award

Finalists in the Championship are:

Five finalists in the Writing Championship, who will each receive $1,500 scholarships
(listed in alphabetical order):
Chris Bowling, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Jordan Guskey, Indiana University
Nicolás Rivero, Northwestern University
Nathan Ruiz, Oklahoma State University
Carter Walker, Penn State University

The $1,000 Award for Article of the Year went to Lauren Brown-Hulme, University of Nebraska-Lincoln for “Shepherd of the Streets” published on WoundsofWhiteclay.com.

The $1,000 Award for Best Enterprise Story went to Taylor Telford, Indiana University for “A Questions of Consent” from Indiana Daily Student.
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):
Alex Driehaus, Ohio University
Harrison Alexander Hill, Western Kentucky University
Joel Angel Juárez, San Francisco State University

The $1,000 Award for Best Picture Story went to Srijita Chattopadhyay, Western Kentucky University.
The Single Photo Award of $1,000 went to Joel Angel Juárez, San Francisco State University.
Those awards were selected from the 12 semi-final portfolios.

Two finalists in the Radio Championship, who will each receive $1,500 scholarships (listed in alphabetical order):
J McAuliffe, Arizona State University
John Thomas, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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

Two finalists in the Television Championship, who will each receive $1,500 scholarships (listed in alphabetical order):
Jesse Kirsch, Northwestern University
Brad Streicher, University of Southern California

The Best Use of Television for News Coverage Award of $1,000 went to Cole Sullivan, University of Southern California. This award was selected from the ten semi-final entries.

Two finalists in the Multimedia Championship, who will receive $1,500 scholarship (listed in alphabetical order):
Drea Cornejo, University of Florida
Casey Toth, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The $1,000 Award for Multimedia Story of the Year went to Drea Cornejo, University of Florida. This award was selected from the monthly competition entries.

The writing judges were: Nicole Carroll, Vice President/News and Editor, The Arizona Republic/azcentral.com, AZ; Audrey Cooper, Editor-in-Chief, The San Francisco Chronicle, CA; and David Zeeck, Publisher, The News Tribune, WA.

The photojournalism judges were: Kenneth Irby, Independent Visual Consultant, FL; Lisa Krantz, Staff Photographer, San Antonio Express-News, TX; Dai Sugano, Staff Photographer/Senior Multimedia Editor, The Mercury News, CA.

The radio and television judges were: Harvey Nagler, recently retired Vice President, Radio, CBS News, NY; 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 multimedia Judges were: Tiffany Campbell, Executive Editor, Digital, WBUR 90.9, www.wbur.org, MA; Kenny Irby, Independent Visual Consultant, FL; and Mark Morris, Senior Editor/Multimedia, The Sacramento Bee, CA.

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 $12 million in scholarships and grants for the very best work by student journalists.

2016-17 Intercollegiate Winning Schools Announced

NATION’S JOURNALISM SCHOOLS WIN $64,000 IN HEARST PRIZES

SAN FRANCISCO – Seven universities shared prizes totaling $64,000 as this year’s winners of the Intercollegiate Writing, Photojournalism and Broadcast News and Multimedia Competitions of the annual Hearst Journalism Awards Program.

The 2016-2017 prizes are awarded to the top three 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, broadcast news 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 1,267 entries submitted this year.

The 2017 Intercollegiate Competition winners are:

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

PHOTOJOURNALISM:
$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

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

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:
First Place , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Second Place, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Third Place, Western Kentucky University

The winners in each category will receive cash prizes and trophies during the National Championships Intercollegiate Awards ceremony in San Francisco on May 31st, 2017.

Intercollegiate Writing trophies are awarded to Oklahoma State University, fourth place; University of Maryland, fifth place; Syracuse University, sixth place; University of Montana, seventh place; University of Missouri, eighth place; Northwestern University, ninth place; Arizona State University, tenth place.

Intercollegiate Photojournalism trophies are awarded to: Ohio University, fourth place; Syracuse University, fifth place; University of Florida, sixth place; Arizona State University, seventh place; San Francisco State University, eighth place; Pennsylvania State University, ninth place; Kent State University, tenth place.

Intercollegiate Broadcast Ratio & TV trophies are awarded to: University of southern California, fourth place; University of Florida, fifth place; University of Maryland, sixth place; Elon University, seventh place; Northwestern University, eighth place-tie; Temple University, eighth place-tie; University of Nebraska-Lincoln, tenth place.

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

Overall Intercollegiate trophies are awarded to: University of Florida, fourth place-tie; University of Missouri, fourth place-tie; Arizona State University, sixth place; Pennsylvania State University, seventh place; Indiana University, eighth place; Syracuse University, ninth place; University of Maryland, 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, 106 accredited undergraduate schools of journalism in the United States are eligible to participate in the program, which awards up to $500,000 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 Championship Qualifiers Named

2017 HEARST NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIERS ANNOUNCED

The William Randolph Hearst Foundation has announced the 29 journalism students from across the country who will compete in the 57th annual National Writing, Photojournalism, Radio, Television and Multimedia Championships held in San Francisco, May 29 – June 2, 2017.

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 1,267 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 $5,000.

The 2017 National Championship Finalists are:

WRITING FINALISTS
Hannah Alani, Indiana University
Chris Bowling, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lauren Brown-Hulme, University Nebraska-Lincoln
Jordan Guskey, Indiana University
Nicolás Rivero, Northwestern University
Nathan Ruiz, Oklahoma State University
Taylor Telford, Indiana University
Carter Walker, Pennsylvania State University

PHOTOJOURNALISM FINALISTS
Alex Driehaus, Ohio University
Harrison Hill, Western Kentucky University
Joel Angel Juárez, San Francisco State University
Calla Kessler, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Gabriel Scarlett, Western Kentucky University
Mac Snyder, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

RADIO FINALISTS
J McAuliffe, Arizona State University
Jessica O’Connor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Caitlin Switalski, University of Florida
John Thomas, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Carter Woodiel, University of Missouri

TELEVISION FINALISTS
Adriana De Alba, Arizona State University
Jesse Kirsch, Northwestern University
Maggie Lorenz, University of Florida
Brad Streicher, University of Southern California
Cole Sullivan, University of Southern California

MULTIMEDIA FINALISTS
Claire Collins, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Drea Cornejo, University of Florida
Ryan McNulty, San Francisco State University
Casey Toth, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Alyse Young, Western Kentucky University

Presently, 106 colleges and universities with accredited undergraduate journalism schools are eligible to participate in the Hearst Journalism Awards Program. Funded and administered for 57 years by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, the Journalism Program awards up to $500,000 in scholarships, grants and stipends annually.

2017 Hearst Breaking News Writing Competition Winners Named

San Francisco – The top 10 winners in college breaking news writing were announced today in the 57th annual William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards Program, in which 106 undergraduate journalism programs at universities across the nation are eligible to participate. There were 93 breaking news articles received from 58 journalism schools in this competition.

First Place has been awarded to Hannah Alani, a recent graduate of Indiana University. Hannah will receive a $2,600 scholarship for her winning article titled “Daniel Messel receives 80 years for murder of Hannah Wilson” published in the Indiana Daily Student. Indiana University’s School of Journalism will receive a matching grant, as do the journalism departments of all scholarship winners. Hannah also qualifies to participate in the Hearst National Writing Championship which will be held May 29 – June 2, 2017 in San Francisco.

Other scholarship winners are:
Carter Walker, Pennsylvania State University, second place, $2,000 scholarship
C Jackson Cowart, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, third place, $1,500 scholarship
Charlene Santiago, Arizona State University, fourth place, $1,000 scholarship
Andrew Dunn, University of Maryland, fifth place, $1,000 scholarship

The sixth through tenth place winners receiving certificates of merit are:
Sarah Taylor, Middle Tennessee State University, sixth place
Tommy Hamzik, Elon University, seventh place
Natasha Rausch, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, eighth place
Jason Tidd, Kansas State University, ninth place
Kyle Constable, University of Connecticut, 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: University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Pennsylvania State University; Oklahoma State University; University of Maryland; Syracuse University; University of Montana; University of Missouri; Northwestern University and Arizona State University. All top ten intercollegiate schools receive medallions. The first-through-third-place school winners receive $10,000, $4,000 and $2,000 respectively.

Judging the writing competitions this year are: Nicole Carroll, Vice President/News and Editor, The Arizona Republic/azcentral.com; Audrey Cooper, Editor in Chief, The San Francisco Chronicle; and David Zeeck, 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 $500,000 in scholarships and grants annually.

2017 Hearst Multimedia IV — Team Reporting Competition Winners Named

2017 HEARST MULTIMEDIA IV – TEAM REPORTING COMPETITION WINNERS NAMED

The top ten winners in the 2015-2016 college multimedia team reporting are announced in the 56th annual William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards Program, in which 108 undergraduate journalism programs at universities across the nation are eligible to participate. There were 72 team entries from 45 schools received in this competition.

First Place has been awarded to team members Dillon Deaton, Kira Dalman, Alexis Barnes, and Janell Smith from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, for their entry titled “The Watchman” published on Undercurrent360.com. They will receive a $2,600 scholarship. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Media and Journalism receives a matching grant, as do the journalism departments of all scholarship winners.

Other winning multimedia teams:

2nd place, $2,000 award, team members: Kyle Hentchel, Srushti Kamat, Key Higdon, Judd Smith, Kylie Juggert, and Mackenzie Moran, University of Oregon

3rd place, $1,500 award, team members: Alyssa May, James Wooldridge, Calla Kessler, Amber Baesler, Jake Crandall, Lauren Brown-Hulme, Natascha Rausch, Vanessa Daves, Matt Hanson, Marcela Mercer, and Chris Bowling, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

4th place, 4th Place, $1,000 award, team members: Molly Biker, Socorro Carillo, Courtney Pedroza, Elizabeth Hanson, and Anna Copper, Arizona State University

5th place, $1,000 award, team members: Michel Noble Jr. and Mie Hee Christensen, Western Kentucky University

6th place, Claire Collins, Cole McCauley, Madison Walls, Lindsay Carbonell, Rob Gourley, Dillon Deaton, Alex Kormann, and Vijay Rajkumar, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

7th place, James Wooldridge and Mara Klecker, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

8th place, Emily Mahoney, Agnel Philip, Gabriel Sandler, Clara Benitez, Ryan Santistevan, Ben Moffat Claire Cleveland, Johanna Huckeba, Joshua Bowling, and Jenny Ung, Arizona State University

9th place, Sawyer Smith and Kendall Norwood, Western Kentucky University

10th place, Tailyr Irvine, Kathleen Stone, Matt Roberts, Olivia Vanni, Kira Vercruyssen, Zoie Koostra, Tailyr Irvine, Lailani Upham, Taylor Crews, Corey Hockett, Anna Reid and Maddie Vincent, University of Montana

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:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
University of Florida
San Francisco State University
Arizona State University
University of Missouri
Pennsylvania State University
Northwestern University
University of Oregon

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 Tiffany Campbell, Managing Editor, Digital, WBUR 90.9, www.wbur.org;
Kenny Irby, Independent Visual Consultant, FL; and Mark Morris, Senior Editor/Multimedia, The Sacramento Bee.

The Journalism Awards Program, now in its 57th 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 $500,000 in scholarships, matching grants and stipends. 106 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.

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2017 Hearst Personality/Profile Writing Winners Named

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2017 HEARST PERSONALITY/PROFILE WRITING WINNERS NAMED

San Francisco – The top 10 winners in college personality/profile writing were announced today in the 57th annual William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards Program, in which 106 undergraduate journalism programs at universities across the nation are eligible to participate.

There were 114 profile entries received from 62 journalism schools in this competition.

First Place has been awarded to Lauren Brown-Hulme a junior from University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Lauren receives a $2,600 scholarship for her winning article titled “Shepherd of the Streets” published in projects.newsnetnebraska.org. University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications will receive a matching grant, as do the journalism departments of all scholarship winners. Lauren also qualifies to participate in the Hearst National Writing Championship which will be held May 29 – June 2, 2017 in San Francisco.

Other scholarship winners are:
Kyle Melnick, University of Maryland, second place, $2,000 scholarship
Stetson Payne, Oklahoma State University, third place, $1,500 scholarship
Taylor Telford, Indiana University, fourth place, $1,000 scholarship
Nathan Ruiz, Oklahoma State University, fifth place, $1,000 scholarship

The sixth through tenth place winners receiving certificates of merit are:
Austin Anderson, Iowa State University, sixth place
Claire Chandler, University of Montana, seventh place
Natasha Rausch, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, eighth place
Sam Fortier, Syracuse University, ninth place
Nick Buzzelli, Kent State University, tenth place

Indiana University placed first in the Intercollegiate Writing Competition with the highest accumulated student points in the four writing competitions held thus far. They are followed by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Pennsylvania State University; Oklahoma State University; University of Maryland; Syracuse University; University of Montana; University of Missouri; New York University; Northwestern University.

Judging the writing competitions this year are: Nicole Carroll, Vice President/News and Editor, The Arizona Republic/azcentral.com; Audrey Cooper, Editor in Chief, The San Francisco Chronicle; and David Zeeck, 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 $500,000 in scholarships and grants annually.

Hearst Multimedia III Winners Named

HEARST MULTIMEDIA III/ENTERPRISE REPORTING WINNERS NAMED

San Francisco – Winners have been announced in the Multimedia III/Enterprise Reporting Competition of the 2016-2017 Hearst Journalism Awards Program.

There were 56 entries from 31 schools submitted in the third of our four multimedia competitions.

First Place has been awarded to Drea Cornejo, a senior from University of Florida. Drea will receive a $2,600 scholarship for her winning multimedia piece titled “In the Path of the Pipeline” published on WUFT.org. Drea also qualifies for the Hearst National Multimedia Championship held
May 29 – June 2, 2017 in San Francisco.

The other top five finalists are:
Second Place, $2,000 award, Gabriel Scarlett, Western Kentucky University
Third place, $1,500 award, Lauren Nolan, Western Kentucky University
Fourth Place, $1,000 award, Casey Toth, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Fifth Place, $1,000 award, Claire Collins, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The top five winning schools receive matching grants.

The sixth through tenth place finalists are:
Sixth Place, certificate, Tyler Schank, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Seventh Place, certificate, Shuyao Chen, Pennsylvania State University
Eighth Place, certificate, Maggie Andresen, Temple University
Ninth Place, certificate, Jake Green, University of Montana
Tenth Place, certificate, Amber Baudler, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Western Kentucky University placed first in the Intercollegiate Multimedia Competition with the highest accumulated student points from the three multimedia competitions held this far. It is followed by: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; University of Florida; University of Nebraska-Lincoln; San Francisco State University; University of Missouri; Pennsylvania State University; Northwestern University; Syracuse University; Kent State University. The final Intercollegiate winners will be announced after the multimedia IV competition is completed. The top three intercollegiate winners earn $10,000, $4,000 and $2,000 respectively.

The Multimedia judges are: Tiffany Campbell, Managing Editor, Digital, WBUR 90.9, www.wbur.org; Kenny Irby, Independent Visual Consultant, FL; and Mark Morris, Senior Editor/Multimedia, The Sacramento Bee.

The Journalism Awards Program, now in its 57th 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 $500,000 in scholarships, matching grants and stipends. 106 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 Hearst Television Semi-Finalists Named

2017 HEARST TELEVISION SEMI-FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

The William Randolph Hearst Foundation has announced the ten television broadcast students who have been selected as semi-finalists in the 57th annual Hearst Journalism Awards Program. They are the top winners in the 2016-2017 Features and News competitions.

The 2016-2017 Television semi-finalists are:

Michelle Chavez, University of Maryland
Lauren Day, University of Southern California
Adriana De Alba, Arizona State University
Robert DiRienzo, Temple University
Andrew Feather, Elon University
Jesse Kirsch, Northwestern University
Maggie Lorenz, University of Florida
Meghan Mistry, Syracuse University.
Brad Streicher, University of Southern California
Cole Sullivan, University of Southern California

These winners, 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 five finalists to participate in the program’s National Championship held in San Francisco May 29-June 2, 2017. 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 $5,000.

The judges, all award winning broadcast professionals, are: Harvey Nagler, recently retired Vice President, Radio, CBS News, New York, NY; Lloyd Siegel, former Vice President of News Partnerships, NBC News, New York; and Fred Young, retired Senior Vice President of News, Hearst Television Inc., Yardley, PA.

106 universities with accredited undergraduate journalism schools are eligible to participate in the Hearst Journalism Awards Program. The Journalism Awards Program added broadcast news to the competition in 1988, and is funded and administered by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. The program awards up to $500,000 a year in scholarships, grants and stipends, and takes place under the auspices of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication.

2017 Hearst Television News Winners Named

HEARST TELEVISION NEWS WINNERS NAMED

The William Randolph Hearst Foundation has announced the finalists selected in the 2016-2017 Journalism Awards Program’s Television Broadcast News Competition.

Five television winners, selected from 70 entrants from 39 schools, will submit additional entries along with five winners from the first television competition for a semi-final round of judging. The five television finalists chosen from the semi-final round will participate in the 2017 National Championships in San Francisco, along with the radio, writing, photojournalism and multimedia finalists.

The top 5 semi-finalists from Television News are:
First Place, $2,600 award, Lauren Day, University of Southern California
Second Place, $2,000 award, Michelle Chavez, University of Maryland
Third Place, $1,500 award, Andrew Feather, Elon University
Fourth Place, $1,000 award, Maggie Lorenz, University of Florida
Fifth Place, $1,000 award, Robert DiRienzo, Temple University

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

Finalists receiving certificates of merit are:
Sixth Place, Certificate, Lauren Barnas, University of Missouri
Seventh Place, Certificate, Kelly Antonacci, Temple University
Eighth Place, Certificate, Zackary Moran, Arizona State University
Ninth Place, Certificate, Benjamin Orner, Kent State University
Tenth Place, Certificate, Jaclyn Lee, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of Missouri placed first in the Intercollegiate Broadcast Competition with the highest accumulated student points in Radio, TV1 and TV2 Competitions.

They are followed by: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Arizona State University; University of Southern California; University of Florida; University of Maryland; Elon University; Northwestern University (8th-tie); Temple University (8th-tie); University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

The judges, all award winning broadcast professionals, are: Harvey Nagler, recently retired Vice President, Radio, CBS News, New York, NY; Lloyd Siegel, former Vice President of News Partnerships, NBC News, New York; and Fred Young, retired Senior Vice President of News, Hearst Television Inc., Yardley, PA.

The 57th annual Hearst Journalism Awards Program is held in 106 member universities of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication with accredited undergraduate journalism programs. The Broadcast News Competition was added in 1988 to Program which also includes writing, photojournalism, and multimedia competitions and offers awards totaling up to $500,000. Please check our Web site for the winning work.