Hearst Sports Writing Winners Named

 2014  HEARST  SPORTS  WRITING  WINNERS  NAMED

San Francisco – The top 10 winners in college sports writing were announced today in the 54th annual William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards Program, in which 105 undergraduate journalism programs at universities across the nation are eligible to participate.  A record 111 entries from 60 schools were received in this competition.

First Place has been awarded to Anastasia Orso, a senior from Pennsylvania State University.  Anna will receive a $2,600 scholarship for her winning article titled “Yes – and often no – men” published in The Lion’s Roar.  Penn State University’s College of Communications will receive a matching grant, as do the journalism departments of all scholarship winners.  Anna also qualifies for the National Writing Championship this June in Washington, DC.

Other scholarship winners are:

Stephen Pianovich, Pennsylvania State University, second place, $2,000 scholarship

Michael Majchrowicz, Indiana University, third place, $1,500 scholarship

Zachary Abolverdi, University of Florida, fourth place, $1,000 scholarship

Faiz Siddiqui, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, fifth place, $1,000 scholarship

The sixth through tenth place winners receive certificates of merit:

Justin Lee, Auburn University, sixth place

Matthew Glowicki, Indiana University, seventh place

Brendan Meyer, University of Missouri, eighth place

Sean Hammond, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, ninth place

Johnathan Hettinger, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, tenth place

Indiana University received first place in the Intercollegiate Writing Competition with the highest accumulated student points in the first three writing competitions.  They are followed by: Pennsylvania State University; University of Florida; Northwestern University; University of Missouri; Arizona State University; University of Oregon; University of Montana; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The final winners will be announced after the completion of the five writing competitions. The top three intercollegiate winners will win $10,000, $4,000 and $2,000 respectively.

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 TV and four multimedia competitions, with Championship finals in all divisions.  The program awards up to $500,000 in scholarships and grants annually.

Judging the writing competitions this year are:  Marty Kaiser, Editor and Senior Vice President, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; Mike Leary, Senior Vice President and Editor, San Antonio Express-News; and John Temple, Senior Fellow, John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships Program, Stanford University, CA.

 

Contact: Jan C. Watten, Program Director

415.908.4565

jwatten@hearstfdn.org

Hearst Multimedia II Winners Named

HEARST  MULTIMEDIA  COMPETITION  II – NEWS  WINNERS  NAMED

San Francisco – The winners in college multimedia journalism were announced today in the William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards Program, in which 105 undergraduate journalism programs at universities across the nation are eligible to participate.  The category of this competition was News.  45 entries from 27 schools were submitted in this competition.

First Place has been awarded to Adam Wolffbrandt, as senior from Western Kentucky University.

Adam will receive a $2,600 scholarship for his winning multimedia piece titled “Connected” from WKU Photojounalism.com.  Western Kentucky University will receive a matching grant, as do the journalism departments of all scholarship winners.  Adam also qualifies to participate in the Hearst National Championship this June in Washington, DC.

Other multimedia scholarship winners are:

Second Place, $2,000 award, Eric Shea, Western Kentucky University

Third Place, $1,500 award, Brianna Soukup, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Fourth Place, $1,000 award, Carolyn Van Houten, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Fifth Place, $1,000 award,  Erin O’Connor, Arizona State University

Sixth Place, certificate, Karla Towle, University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill

Seventh Place, certificate, Dave Cole, Pennsylvania State University

Eighth Place, certificate, Gavin McIntyre, San Francisco State University

Ninth Place, certificate, Luke Rafferty, Syracuse University

Tenth Place, certificate, Uhno Yi, University of Missouri

The 54th annual Journalism Awards Program includes five writing competitions, two photojournalism competitions, one radio competition, two television competitions, and three additional multimedia competitions.  The program offers up to $500,000 in scholarships, matching grants and stipends annually.

The Multimedia judges are:  Cory Tolbert Haik, Executive Producer for digital news, The Washington Post, VA; Sue Morrow, Assistant Multimedia Director, Sacramento Bee, CA; Kate O’Brian, President, Al Jazeera America, NY.

Western Kentucky University is in first place after this second competition in the Intercollegiate Multimedia Competition with the highest accumulated student points.  It is followed by: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; University of Nebraska-Lincoln; University of Missouri; Arizona State University; San Francisco State University; Pennsylvania State University; Syracuse University; Iowa State University; University of Montana. The final intercollegiate winners will be announced in April following the last multimedia competition.  The top three intercollegiate winners earn $10,000, $4,000 and $2,000 respectively.

To view the winners’ work, please check the monthly winners section of our website: www.hearstawards.org.

 

Contact:  Jan Watten, 415.908.4565

jwatten@hearstfdn.org

Hearst Multimedia Competition I Winners Named

NEWS  RELEASE

HEARST  MULTIMEDIA  COMPETITION  I  WINNERS  NAMED

San Francisco – The winners in college multimedia journalism were announced today in the William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards Program, in which 105 undergraduate journalism programs at universities across the nation are eligible to participate.  The category of this competition was Narrative Multimedia Storytelling – Features.  69 entries from 42 schools were submitted in this competition.

First Place has been awarded to SAMUEL  GAUSE, a senior from University of Missouri.  Samuel will receive a $2,600 scholarship for his winning multimedia piece titled “Transition in Flight” from the Columbiamissourian.com.  University of Missouri will receive a matching grant, as do the journalism departments of all scholarship winners.  Samuel also qualifies to participate in the Hearst National Championship this June in Washington, DC.

Other multimedia scholarship winners are:

Second Place, $2,000 award, KATHRYN  L.  CARLSON, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Third Place, $1,500 award, DANNY  GUY, Western Kentucky University

Fourth Place, $1,000 award, DARIEL  MEDINA, San Francisco State University

Fifth Place, $1,000 award, KATIE  MCLEAN, Western Kentucky University

The sixth through tenth place finalists are:

Sixth Place, certificate, KAYLEE  EVERLY, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Seventh Place, certificate, REBECA  RODRIGUEZ, University of Texas, Austin

Eighth Place, certificate, ZHENRU  ZHANG, Iowa State University of Science & Technology

Ninth Place, certificate, CAROLYN  VAN  HOUTEN, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Tenth Place, certificate, CATIE  L’HEUREUX, Northwestern University

The 54th annual Journalism Awards Program includes five writing competitions, two photojournalism competitions, one radio competition, two television competitions, and three additional multimedia competitions.  The program offers up to $500,000 in scholarships, matching grants and stipends annually.

The Multimedia judges are:  Cory Tolbert Haik, Executive Producer for digital news, The Washington Post, VA; Sue Morrow, Assistant Multimedia Director, Sacramento Bee, CA; Kate O’Brian, President, Al Jazeera America, New York, NY.

Western Kentucky University is in first place after this first competition in the Intercollegiate Multimedia Competition with the highest accumulated student points.  It is followed by: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; University of Missouri; San Francisco State University; University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Syracuse University; Iowa State University; Northwestern University (tie); Arizona State University (tie); University of Texas, Austin. The final intercollegiate winners will be announced in April.  The top three intercollegiate winners earn $10,000, $4,000 and $2,000 respectively.

To view the winners’ work, please check the monthly winners section of the website.

 

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Contact:  Jan Watten, 415.908.4565

jwatten@hearstfdn.org

Hearst Enterprise Reporting Winners Named

NEWS  RELEASE  

2014  HEARST  ENTERPRISE  REPORTING  WINNERS  NAMED

San Francisco – The top 10 winners in college enterprise reporting were announced today in the 54th annual William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards Program, in which 105 undergraduate journalism programs at universities across the nation are eligible to participate.  A record 110 entries from 62 schools were received in this competition.

First Place has been awarded to Katie Mettler, a senior from Indiana University.  Katie will receive a $2,600 scholarship for her winning article titled “Suspended Justice” published in idsnews.com.  Indiana University’s School of Journalism will receive a matching grant, as do the journalism departments of all scholarship winners.  Katie also qualifies for the National Writing Championship this June in Washington, DC.

Other scholarship winners are:

Lauren Caruba, Northwestern University, second place, $2,000 scholarship

  Jessica Tully, Pennsylvania State University, third place, $1,500 scholarship

Andrew Wagaman, University of Missouri, fourth place, $1,000 scholarship

Matthew Glowicki, Indiana University, fifth place, $1,000 scholarship

The sixth through tenth place winners receive certificates of merit:

Devon Frye, New York University, sixth place

Zack Peterson, University of Florida, seventh place

David Robles, Arizona State University, eighth place

Caitlin McCabe, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, ninth place

Rachel Karas, American University, tenth place

Indiana University received first place in the Intercollegiate Writing Competition with the highest accumulated student points in the first two writing competitions.  They are followed by: Northwestern University; Pennsylvania State University; University of Florida; Arizona State University; University of Missouri; University of Montana; University of Oregon; New York University; Kent State University. The final winners will be announced after the completion of the five writing competitions.  The top three intercollegiate winners will win $10,000, $4,000 and $2,000 respectively.

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 TV and four multimedia competitions, with Championship finals in all divisions.  The program awards up to $500,000 in scholarships and grants annually.

Judging the writing competitions this year are:  Marty Kaiser, Editor and Senior Vice President, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel;  Mike Leary, Senior Vice President and Editor, San Antonio Express-News; and John Temple, Senior Fellow, John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships Program, Stanford University, CA.

 

Contact: Jan C. Watten, program director

415.908.4565

jwatten@hearstfdn.org

 

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Hearst Photojournalism Competition I Winners Named

NEWS  RELEASE 

HEARST  PHOTOJOURNALISM  WINNERS  NAMED 

San Francisco – Winners have been announced in the November photojournalism competition of the 2013-2014 Hearst Journalism Awards Program.  Entries in the first of two photo competitions were in the categories of news and features.

The winners were selected from a record 108 entries submitted from 59 schools nationwide.  The top winners, along with the top finalists in the next competition and two overall highest scorers, will submit additional photos for the semi-final round of judging next April.  Six finalists will be chosen from that round to compete in the program’s National Photojournalism Championship, along with writing, broadcast and multimedia finalists.  The Championship will be held this June in Washington, DC.

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.

The top five finalists who qualify for the semi-final round are:

First Place, $2,600 award, Jabin Botsford, Western Kentucky University

Second Place, $2,000 award, Zachary Wittman, Central Michigan University

Third Place, $1,500 award, Sammy Jo Hester, Western Kentucky University

Fourth Place, $1,000 award, Carolyn Van Houten, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Fifth Place, $1,000 award, Jenna Watson, Kent State University

The top five winning schools receive matching grants.

The sixth through tenth place finalists are:

Sixth Place, certificate, Justin Wan, Michigan State University

Seventh Place, certificate, Maddie Meyer, Ohio University

Eighth Place, certificate, Ian C. Bates, Ohio University

Ninth Place, certificate, Samuel Gause, University of Missouri

Tenth Place, certificate, Al Drago, Elon University

The Journalism Awards Program, now in its 54th year, added photojournalism to the competitions in 1970.  The program also includes five writing, one radio, two television, and four multimedia competitions offering up to $500,000 in scholarships, matching grants and stipends.

The photojournalism judges are:  Steve Gonzales, Director of Photography, Houston Chronicle, TX, Sue Morrow, Assistant Multimedia Director, Sacramento Bee, CA; and Jakub Mosur, Freelance Photographer, San Francisco, CA.

Western Kentucky University is in first place in the Intercollegiate Photojournalism Competition with the highest accumulated student points from this competition.  It is followed by: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (tie); Ohio University (tie); University of Missouri; Central Michigan University; Kent State University; Indiana University; Michigan State University; Southern Illinois University, Carbondale; Elon University.  The final Intercollegiate winners are announced in April.  The top three intercollegiate winners earn $10,000, $4,000 and $2,000 respectively.

To view the winning work, visit the monthly winners section of the website.

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Hearst Broadcast Winners Named

The William Randolph Hearst Foundation has announced the broadcast finalists selected in the 54th annual Journalism Awards Program’s Television Features Competition and Radio News & Features Competition.

The top winners in the radio broadcast competition, selected from among a record 52 entries, qualify for the National Broadcast News Championship in June 2014.  The top five television winners, selected from 79 entries, along with the top five finalists from the television competition II, which will be held in February, will submit additional entries for a semi-final round of judging.  Following the semi-finals, five television finalists will be chosen to participate in the Championship, along with the radio, writing, photojournalism and multimedia finalists.

The top radio finalists are:

First Place, $2,600 award, Lukas Udstuen, University of Missouri

Second Place, $2,000 award, Mitch Skinner, University of Minnesota

Third Place, $1,500 award, Ruth Eddy, University of Montana

Fourth Place, $1,000 award, Charlie Shelton, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Fifth Place, $1,000 award, Christopher Allen, University of Montana

Sixth Place, certificate, Jerome Campbell, University of Southern California

Lukas Udstuen is a spring 2013 graduate and per our guidelines, is not eligible to participate in the Championship. The second through sixth-place radio winners qualify for the Championship.

Other winners in radio who will be receiving certificates of merit are:

Seventh Place, Mark Remillard, Arizona State University

Eighth Place, James Kaminsky, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Ninth Place, Cooper Rummell, Arizona State University

Tenth Place, Rich Robinson, University of Alabama

The top five television finalists, qualifying for the semi-finals are:

First Place, Jenna Jaynes, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Second Place, Christopher Adams, University of Texas at Austin

Third Place, Devon Geary, University of Washington

Fourth Place, Brynne Whittaker, University of Missouri

Fifth Place, Matthew Rascon, Brigham Young University

Other winners in television who will be receiving certificates of merit are:

Sixth Place, Robby Baker, Arizona State University

Seventh Place, Christian Heilman, Pennsylvania State University

Eight Place, Kaitlynn LeBeau, Kent State University

Ninth Place, Matt Evans, University of Missouri

Tenth Place, Alex Maragos, Washington & Lee University

University of Missouri placed first in the Intercollegiate Broadcast News Competition with the highest accumulated student points from the first radio and television competitions. It is followed by: Arizona State University; University of Montana; University of Nebraska-Lincoln (tie); University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (tie); University of Southern California (tie); Pennsylvania State University (tie); University of Minnesota; Brigham Young University; Washington & Lee University.  The final winners (the top three of whom will collect $10,000, $5,000, and $2,500 respectively) will be named in April following television competition II/news.

The judges, all professionals in radio and television, are: Marci Burdick, Senior Vice President, Schurz Communications, Inc., Michawaka, IN; Edward Esposito, Vice President, Information Media, Rubber City Radio Group, Akron, OH; and Fred Young, retired Senior Vice President of News, Hearst Television Inc., Yardley, PA.

The 2013-2014 broadcast news competitions are held in 105 member colleges and 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 the Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards Program that includes writing, photojournalism, and multimedia competitions and offers awards totaling up to $500,000 in scholarships, matching grants and stipends.

Please check the monthly winners section of the website for the winning work.

 

Contact:
Jan C. Watten, program director
415.908.4560
jwatten@hearstfdn.org

Hearst Feature Writing Winners Named

San Francisco – The top 10 winners in college feature writing were announced today in the 54th annual William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards Program, in which 105 undergraduate journalism programs at universities across the nation are eligible to participate.  A record 148 feature writing entries were received in this competition. 

First Place has been awarded to KYLE  CLAYTON, an August graduate from Indiana University.  Kyle will receive a $2,600 scholarship for his winning article titled “The only way to hold on” 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. 

Both Kyle and second-place winner MEREDITH RUTLAND, University of Florida, graduated in the summer of 2013, and consequently are not eligible to participate in the Championship per our guidelines.  As a result, the third-place winner, M.  JESSICA  CONTRERA, Indiana University, will receive a $1,500 scholarship and qualifies for the National Writing Championship this June in Washington, DC. 

The five scholarship winners are: 

KYLE  CLAYTON, Indiana University, first place, $2,600 scholarship 

MEREDITH RUTLAND, University of Florida, second place, $2,000 scholarship

JESSICA  CONTRERA, Indiana University, third place, $1,500 scholarship

MOLLY  J.  SMITH, Arizona State University, fourth place, $1,000 scholarship 

SUSIE  NEILSON, Northwestern University, fifth place, $1,000 scholarship 

The sixth through tenth place winners receive certificates of merit: 

CAITLIN  FELDMAN, University of Oregon, sixth place 

KRISTIN  STOLLER, Pennsylvania State University, seventh place 

BRITTANY  HORN, Pennsylvania State University, eighth place 

MARK  HAYMOND, Kent State University, ninth place 

BJORN  BERGESON, University of Montana, tenth place 

Indiana University received first place in the Intercollegiate Writing Competition with the highest accumulated student points in the first competition.  They are followed by:  University of Florida; Pennsylvania State University; Northwestern University; Arizona State University; University of Oregon; Kent State University; University of Montana; Ball State University; Elon University. 

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 TV and four multimedia, with Championship finals in all divisions.  The program awards up to $500,000 in scholarships and grants annually. 

Judging the writing competitions this year are:  Marty Kaiser, Editor and Senior Vice President, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel;  Mike Leary, Senior Vice President and Editor, San Antonio Express-News; and John Temple, Senior Fellow, John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships Program, Stanford University, CA. 

Contact:
Jan C. Watten, program director
415.908.4565
jwatten@hearstfdn.org

2013 Hearst National Championship Winners Named

San Francisco – Winning college journalists in the National Writing, Photojournalism, Broadcast News and Multimedia Championships were announced on June 6, 2013 by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards Program.

The Hearst Championships are the culmination of the 2012 – 2013 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.

From June 3rd through the 6th, 29 finalists – all winners from the 14 monthly competitions – participated in the 53rd 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 decided by media professionals who judged the finalists’ work throughout the year and at the Championships.  Winners were announced during the final awards ceremony on June 6th.  The following are the first, second and third-place winners and the scholarships they received:

NATIONAL  WRITING  CHAMPIONSHIP

First Place, Charles Scudder, Indiana University, $5,000 award

Second Place, Melissa Abbey, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, $4,000 award

Third Place, Brittany Horn, Pennsylvania State University, $3,000 award

 

NATIONAL  PHOTOJOURNALISM  CHAMPIONSHIP

First Place, Susannah Kay, Ohio University, $5,000 award

Second Place, Grant Hindsley, University of Missouri, $4,000 award

Third Place, Yue Wu, Iowa State University, $3,000 award

 

NATIONAL  RADIO  BROADCAST  NEWS  CHAMPIONSHIP

 First Place, Emanuele Berry, Michigan State University, $5,000 award

Second Place, Jessica Murri, University of Montana, $4,000 award

Third Place, Lanny Holstein, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, $3,000 award

 

NATIONAL  TELEVISION  BROADCAST  NEWS  CHAMPIONSHIP

First Place, John Genovese, Arizona State University,  $5,000 award

Second Place, Camila Orti, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, $4,000 award

Third Place, Averi Harper, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, $3,000 award

 

NATIONAL  MULTIMEDIA  CHAMPIONSHIP

First Place, Samuel Wilson, University of Montana, $5,000 award

Second Place, Julia Wall, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, $4,000 award

Third Place, Sarah Hoffman, University of Missouri, $3,000 award

 

Five finalists in the Writing Championship, who will each receive $1,500 scholarships, are (listed in alphabetical order):  Rachel Janik, Northwestern University; Alex Orlando, University of Florida, Stephen Pianovich, Pennsylvania State University; Faiz Siddiqui, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Claire Wiseman, Indiana University.

The $1,000 Award for Best Reporting Technique went to Alex Orlando, University of Florida, for his article in titled “A Man Looks for a Scrap of Solace in a Story of Ruin and a Mystery Baby” published in the Tampa Bay Times.  The Article of the Year Award of $1,000 went to Rachel Janik, Northwestern University for her article titled “From ‘No Homo Promo’ to ‘Model for the Nation’ published in the Medill Equal Media Project. 

Three finalists in the Photojournalism Championship, who will each receive $1,500 scholarships, are (listed in alphabetical order):  Jabin Botsford, Western Kentucky University; Jillian Knight, Pennsylvania State University; Carolyn Van Houten, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The $1,000 Award for Best Single Photograph went to Carolyn Van Houten, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and the Best Portfolio Award of $1,000 went to Susannah Kay, Ohio University. Those awards were selected from the semi-final portfolios.

Two finalists in the Radio Broadcast News Championship, who will each receive $1,500 scholarships, are (listed in alphabetical order):  Nick Franck, Arizona State University; Michael Rodriguez, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Two finalists in the Television Broadcast News Championship, who will each receive $1,500 scholarships, are (listed in alphabetical order): Lorne Fultonberg, Syracuse University; Steven Gallo, University of Florida.

The $1,000 Award for Best Use of Radio For News Coverage went to  Jessica Murri, University of Montana.  The Best Use of Television For News Coverage Award of $1,000 went to Lorne Fultonberg, Syracuse University. Those awards were selected from the monthly entries.

Two finalists in the Multimedia Championship, who will each receive $1,500 scholarships, are (listed in alphabetical order):  Kathryn Carlson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill;Savannah Smith, Pennsylvania State University.  The $1,000 Award for Best Multimedia Story of the Year went to Julia Wall, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which was selected from her monthly competition entry.

The Awards Ceremony was held at the Alexandra Ballroom of the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco.  William Randolph Hearst III, President of the Board and Chair of the Journalism Awards Program, delivered the keynote speech of the evening.

The writing judges were:  Ward Bushee, Editor and Executive Vice President, The San Francisco Chronicle; Marty Kaiser, Editor and Senior Vice President, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and John Temple, most recently Managing Editor of The Washington Post.

The photojournalism judges were:  Steve Gonzales, Director of Photography, Houston Chronicle, TX, Sue Morrow, Assistant Director of Multimedia, Sacramento Bee, CA; and Jakub Mosur, Freelance Photographer, San Francisco, CA.

The broadcast news judges were: Edward Esposito, Vice President, Information Media, Rubber City Radio Group, Akron, OH;  Kate O’Brian, Senior Vice President, ABC News, New York, NY; and Fred Young, retired Senior Vice President of News, Hearst Television Inc., Yardley, PA.

The Multimedia Judges were: Cory Haik, Executive Producer for Digital News, The Washington Post, Arlington, VA; Kate O’Brian, Senior Vice President for News, ABC News, New York, NY; and Sue Morrow, Assistant Director of Multimedia, 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 $925 million to numerous educational programs, health and medical care, human services and the arts in every state.

 

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Contact:
Jan C. Watten, Program Director
415-908-4565
jwatten@hearstfdn.org

Hearst Multimedia Team Reporting Winners Named

HEARST MULTIMEDIA COMPETITION  IV – TEAM REPORTING WINNERS NAMED

San Francisco – The top ten winners in college multimedia team reporting – News were have been announced in the William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s 53rd annual Journalism Awards Program, in which 106 undergraduate journalism programs at universities across the nation are eligible to participate.

First Place has been awarded to University of Oregon’s Alex McDougall, Erik Bender, Tommy Pittenger, Austin Taylor, Ainslie Forsum, and Laura Lundberg for their entry “Up in Smoke” published in Flux Magazine. They will receive a $2,600 scholarship.  University of Oregon’s journalism department will receive a matching grant, as do the journalism departments of all scholarship winners.

Other winning multimedia teams:

2nd place, $2,000 award, Dave Cole, Katherine Rodriguez, Steve Osborn, Pennsylvania State University

3rd place, $1,500 award, Spencer Bakalar, Kelly Izlar and Kelly McHugh, U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

4th Place, $1,000 award, Cassia Brooks, Nate Hopper, Harrison Kramer, Kayla Rice, Melia Robinson, Beckie Strum, Heather Wentz, Alex Abdalian, Syracuse University

5th Place, $1,000 award, Erin Patrick O’Connor and Ana Ramirez, Arizona State University

6th place, Jennifer Swales, Kelly Tunney and Hayley Wildeson, Pennsylvania State University

7th place, Jabin Botsford, Demetrius Freeman, Jerry Habraken, Alix Mattingly, Sam Oldenburg, Michael Rivera, Justin Shaw, Chad Young, Western Kentucky University

8th place, Megan May and Whitney Hayward, University of Missouri

9th place, Rachel Dennis, Courtney Tye and Rachelle Branca, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

10th Place, Julia Tylor, Kelsea Wasung and Mauro Whiteman, Arizona State University

The Multimedia judges for this competition were: Cory Haik, Executive Producer for Digital News, The Washington Post, Arlington, VA; Steve Gonzales, Director of Photography, Houston Chronicle, TX; and Kate O’Brian, Senior Vice President for News, ABC News, New York, NY.

Western Kentucky University has won the Intercollegiate Multimedia Competition with the highest accumulated student points.  WKU is followed by: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; University of Nebraska – Lincoln; University of Missouri; Pennsylvania State University; Syracuse University; Kent State University; University of Montana; Arizona State University; and University of Oregon.  The top three winning schools earn $10,000, $4,000 and $2,000 respectively.

The top finalists’ winning work can be viewed on our web site:  www.hearstawards.org.

 

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Contact:
Jan Watten
415.908.4565
jwatten@hearstfdn.org

Hearst Writing Champsionship Finalists Named

2013  HEARST  NATIONAL  WRITING  FINALISTS  ANNOUNCED 

The William Randolph Hearst Foundation has announced the eight journalism students from across the country who will compete in the 53rdt annual National Writing Championships held in San Francisco, June 3 – 7, 2013.

The finalists include five first-place winners in the monthly writing competitions and three entrants with the highest accumulated scores from those competitions, selected from 536 entries submitted this year.  At the Championship, the finalists will participate in various spot assignments and an interview chosen by our judges, competing for additional scholarship awards ranging from $1,500 to $5,000.

Also competing in the National Championships will be six photojournalism finalists, five radio broadcast finalists, five television broadcast finalists and five multimedia finalists.

The 2013 National Writing Championship finalists are:

Melissa Abbey, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Brittany Horn, Pennsylvania State University

Rachel Janik, Northwestern University

Alex Orlando, University of Florida

Stephen Pianovich, Pennsylvania State University

Charles Scudder, Indiana University

Faiz Siddiqui, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Claire Wiseman, Indiana University

Judging the writing competitions this year are:  Ward Bushee, Editor and Executive Vice President, The San Francisco Chronicle; Marty Kaiser, Editor and Senior Vice President, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and John Temple, most recently Managing Editor of The Washington Post.

Presently, 106 colleges and universities with accredited undergraduate journalism schools are eligible to participate in the Hearst Journalism Awards Program.  Funded and administered for 53 years by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, the Journalism Program awards up to $500,000 in scholarships, grants and stipends annually.

 

 

CONTACT:
Jan Watten,
415-908-4560
jwatten@hearstfdn.org

 

 

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