Hearst Multimedia IV Winners Named

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HEARST MULTIMEDIA COMPETITION  IV – TEAM REPORTING WINNERS NAMED

San Francisco – The top ten winners in college multimedia team reporting were announced today in the William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards Program, in which 108 undergraduate journalism programs at universities across the nation are eligible to participate.

First Place has been awarded to Western Kentucky University’s Morgan Walker, Naomi Driessnack, Tyler Essary, Katie Meek, Adam Wolffbrandt, Jake Pope, Savannah Burke, Connor Choate, Everett McMillen Cislo, Dorothy Edwards, Luke Franke, Ditte Lysgaard-Holm, Alyssa Pointer, Kreable Young, and Kasey Kinney for their winning story “Beyond Breath” published on BeyondBreathProject.com.  They will receive a $2,600 scholarship.  Western Kentucky University’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, Isabella Bartolucci, Katherine Fitzgerald, Melissa Key, Morgan McCloy, Emily Rhyne, Mary Stevens, Hannah Peterson, Karla Towle, Caitlin Owens, Alexis Balinski, Caroline Pate, Ethan Butler, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

3rd place, $1,500 award, Morgan Smith, Isabella Bartolucci, Sarah Cheever, Sarah Shaw, Grace Farson, Catherine Hemmer, Cam Robert, Lydia Thompson, Olivia Kretschmer, Callaghan O’Hare, Robert Berges, Elizabeth Mondoza, Evan McGillivray, Kristi Walker, Hrisanthi Kroi, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

4th Place, $1,000 award, Lucas Esposito, Wynnona Loredo, Tiffany Randle, Leah Arzu, Chang yue Xie, David Hawkins, Matthew Delgado, Trevor Stamp, Stephanie Murguia, Luis Rivas, Lena Nasiri, Lauren Reyes, Hayley Hill, California State University, Northridge

5th Place, $1,000 award, Gracie Ryan, Kristin Kirkland, Bronte Wittpenn, Mikensi Romersa, Sam Belanger, Rachel Leathe, Kyle Massick, Kevin Kenly, Rebekah Moderie, Ashley Stidham, Jessie Mazur, Braelynn Luedtke, University of Montana.

6th place, Kreable Young, Sam Osborne, Cameron Love, Mike Clark, Tyler Essary, Shelley Owens, Luke Franke, Western Kentucky University.

7th place, Shelby Wolfe, Mara Klecker, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

8th place, Joseph Schaefer, Ed Newton, Temple University.

9th place, Carley Hull, Tong Guan, Alicia Crabtree, Celia Fernandez, Audrey Fletcher, Melanie Nesteruk, David Hrvatin, Daniel Moore, Carrie Blazina, Hongting Li, Tyler Singleton, Haley Phillippi, Jacob Byk, Kent State University.

10th Place, Elora Overbey,  Mary Jane Schulte, University of Oregon.

The Multimedia judges are:  Tiffany Campbell, Managing Editor, Digital, WBUR 90.9, Arlington, VA; Sue Morrow, Assistant Multimedia Director, Sacramento Bee, CA; Kate O’Brian, President, Al Jazeera America, 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; Arizona State University; University of Nebraska-Lincoln; University of Missouri; University of Oregon; Pennsylvania State University; Syracuse University; Temple University; and University of Montana. The top three winners earn $10,000, $4,000 and $2,000 respectively.

 

Contact:  Jan Watten

415.908.4565

jwatten@hearstfdn.org

2015 Hearst National Writing Finalists Announced

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2015  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 55th annual National Writing Championships held in San Francisco, June 1 – 5, 2015.

The finalists include five top winners in the monthly writing competitions and three entrants with the highest accumulated scores from two competitions, selected from 562 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 2015 National Writing Championship finalists are:

Emilie Eaton, Arizona State University

Hannah Fleace, Indiana University

Evan Hoopfer, Indiana University

Megan Antonina Jula, Indiana University

Michael Majchrowicz, Indiana University

Samantha Schmidt, Indiana University

Faiz Siddiqui, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Cody Stavenhagen, Oklahoma State University

Judging the writing competitions this year are:  Arthur Brisbane, retired Editor and Corporate Executive, Knight Ridder Newspapers; Nicole Carroll, Vice President/News and Executive Editor, The Arizona Republic; and Mike Leary, Senior Vice President and Editor, San Antonio Express-News.

Presently, 108 colleges and universities with accredited undergraduate journalism schools are eligible to participate in the Hearst Journalism Awards Program.  Funded and administered for 55 years by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, the Journalism Program awards up to $500,000 in scholarships, grants and stipends annually.

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Contact: Jan Watten, program director

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Hearst Breaking News Writing Winners Named

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HEARST  BREAKING  NEWS  WRITING  WINNERS  NAMED

San Francisco – The top 10 winners in college breaking news writing were announced today in the 55th 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 80 entries in this competition, submitted from 46 schools.

First Place has been awarded to Megan Antonina Jula, a junior from Indiana University.  Megan will receive a $2,600 scholarship for her winning article titled “Woman sentenced to 20 years for aborting and discarding baby” published in Indiana Daily Student.  The Department of Journalism at Indiana University will receive a matching grant, as do the journalism departments of all scholarship winners. Megan also qualifies to participate in the 2015 Hearst Journalism Writing Championship held this June in San Francisco.

Other scholarship winners are:

Benjamin Oreskes, Northwestern University, second place, $2,000 scholarship

McKenna Ferguson, Colorado State University, third place, $1,500 scholarship

Jordan Rudner, University of Texas, Austin, fourth place, $1,000 scholarship

Miguel Otarola, Arizona State University, fifth place, $1,000 scholarship

The sixth through tenth place winners receiving certificates of merit are:

Will Drabold, Ohio University, sixth place

Emma Ockerman, Ohio University, seventh place

Hannah Armenta, Kent State University, eighth place

Michael Majchrowicz, Indiana University, ninth place

Joshua Cannon, University of Memphis, tenth place

Indiana University has won the Intercollegiate Writing Competition with the highest accumulated student points in the five writing competitions. They are followed by: Arizona State University; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Northwestern University; University of Nebraska-Lincoln; University of Montana; Pennsylvania State University; University of Iowa; University of Missouri; Oklahoma State University.  First through third place intercollegiate winners will receive $10,000, $4,000 and $2,000 respectively. These awards will be presented during the National Championships in San Francisco this June.

Judging the writing competitions this year are:  Arthur Brisbane, retired Editor and Corporate Executive, Knight Ridder Newspapers; Nicole Carroll, Vice President/News and Executive Editor, The Arizona Republic; and Mike Leary, Senior Vice President and Editor, San Antonio Express-News.

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.

 

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Contact: Jan C. Watten, Program Director

415.908.4565

jwatten@hearstfdn.org

Hearst Personality/Profile Writing Winners Named

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HEARST  PERSONALITY/PROFILE  WRITING  WINNERS  NAMED

San Francisco – The top 10 winners in college profile writing were announced today in the 55th 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 99 entries in this competition, submitted from 56 schools.

First Place has been awarded to Hannah Fleace, a sophomore from Indiana University.  Hannah will receive a $2,600 scholarship for her winning article titled “Miner and Mother” published in The Dubois County Herald.  The Department of Journalism at Indiana University will receive a matching grant, as do the journalism departments of all scholarship winners. Hannah also qualifies to participate in the 2015 Hearst Journalism Writing Championship held this June in San Francisco.

Other scholarship winners are:

Mara Klecker, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, second place, $2,000 scholarship

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

Clancy Smith, University of Mississippi, fourth place, $1,000 scholarship

Cody Stavenhagen, Oklahoma State University, fifth place, $1,000 scholarship

The sixth through tenth place winners receiving certificates of merit are:

Steven Goldstein, Northwestern University, sixth place

Carley Mossbrook, Pennsylvania State University, seventh place

Beau Berkley, Iowa State University, eighth place

Zack Peterson, University of Florida, ninth place

Connor Radnovich, Arizona State University, tenth place

Indiana University placed first in the Intercollegiate Writing Competition with the highest accumulated student points in the fourth of five writing competitions held this far. They are followed by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Arizona State University; Northwestern University; University of Montana; Pennsylvania State University; University of Iowa; University of Missouri; Oklahoma State University.  The final winners will be determined after the completion of the five writing competitions. First through third place intercollegiate winners will receive $10,000, $4,000 and $2,000 respectively.

Judging the writing competitions this year are:  Arthur Brisbane, retired Editor and Corporate Executive, Knight Ridder Newspapers; Nicole Carroll, Vice President/News and Executive Editor, The Arizona Republic; and Mike Leary, Senior Vice President and Editor, San Antonio Express-News.

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.

 

Contact: Jan C. Watten, program director

415.908.4565

jwatten@hearstfdn.org

 

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Hearst Photojournalism Semi-Finalists Named

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HEARST  NATIONAL  PHOTOJOURNALISM  SEMI-FINALISTS  ANNOUNCED

The William Randolph Hearst Foundation has announced the twelve college photojournalism students who have been selected as semi-finalists in the 55th annual Hearst Journalism Awards Program.  They are the top winners in the two 2014-2015 photo competitions and two finalists with the high scores earned from multiple placements in the competitions:

Dillon Deaton, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Kaylee Everly, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Brittany Greeson, Western Kentucky University

Isaac Hale, Ohio University

Leah Klafczynski, Kent State University

Callaghan O’Hare, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Katie McLean, Western Kentucky University

Michael Reaves, University of Kentucky

Andrew Renneisen, Syracuse University

Timothy Tai, University of Missouri

Carolyn Van Houten, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Zachary Wittman, Central Michigan University

These winners, whose work was selected from 171 entries, will submit additional photo portfolios for the semi-final round of judging.  The judges will evaluate the portfolios and select six finalists to participate in the program’s National Championship held June 1 – 5, 2015 in San Francisco.  During the Championship, the six photo finalists along with eight writing, five radio, five television and five multimedia finalists will complete spot news assignments, vying for additional scholarship awards.

The photojournalism judges are:  Sue Morrow, Assistant Multimedia Director, Sacramento Bee, CA; Jakub Mosur, Freelance Photographer, San Francisco, CA; Kenneth Irby, Senior Faculty, Director of Community Relations & Diversity Programs, The Poynter Institute, St. Petersburg, FL.

There are 108 universities with accredited undergraduate journalism schools eligible to participate in the Hearst Journalism Awards Program.  The Journalism Awards Program added photojournalism to the competition in 1970, and is funded and administered by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation.  The program awards up to $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.

 

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Hearst Photojournalism II Winners Named

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HEARST  PHOTOJOURNALISM  WINNERS  NAMED

 

San Francisco – Winners have been announced in the Photo Picture Story/Series Competition of the 2014-2015 Hearst Journalism Awards Program.  The winners were selected from 65 entries submitted from 41 schools nationwide.

The top winners, along with the top finalists from competition I and two overall high-scorers, will submit additional photos for the semi-final round of judging in 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 San Francisco.

The top ten finalists are:

First Place, $2,600 award, Carolyn Van Houten, U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Second Place, $2,000 award, Austin Anthony, Western Kentucky University *

Third Place, $1,500 award, Brittany Greeson, Western Kentucky University

Fourth Place, $1,000 award, Callaghan O’Hare, U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Fifth Place, $1,000 award, Chris Janjic, Syracuse University *

Sixth Place, certificate, Michael Reaves, University of Kentucky

Seventh Place, certificate, Isaac Hale, Ohio University

Eighth Place, certificate, Louise Johns, University of Montana

Ninth Place, certificate, Emily Harger, Ohio University

Tenth Place, certificate, Leah Klafczynski, Kent State University

*Austin Anthony and Chris Janjic were 2014 graduates, and per program guidelines, are not eligible for the semi-final round.  Michael Reaves and Isaac Hale qualify for the semi-finals.

The top five winning schools receive matching grants.

Western Kentucky University has won first place in the Intercollegiate Photojournalism Competition with the highest accumulated student points from the two photo competitions held this year.  It is followed by: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Syracuse University; Ohio University; University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Kent State University; San Francisco State University; University of Montana; University of Missouri; Indiana University. The top three intercollegiate winners earn $10,000, $4,000 and $2,000 respectively.

The photojournalism judges are:  Sue Morrow, Assistant Multimedia Director, Sacramento Bee, CA; Jakub Mosur, Freelance Photographer, San Francisco, CA; Kenneth Irby, Senior Faculty, Director of Community Relations & Diversity Programs, The Poynter Institute, St. Petersburg, FL.

The Journalism Awards Program, now in its 55th 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. 108 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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Hearst Television Broadcast News Winners Named

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HEARST TELEVISION NEWS FINALISTS NAMED

The William Randolph Hearst Foundation has announced the finalists selected in the 2014-2015 Journalism Awards Program’s television broadcast news competition.  The top television winners, selected from 66 entrants from 44 schools, will submit additional entries for a semi-final round of judging (along with five winners from the first television competition).

Following the semi-finals, five television finalists will be chosen to participate in the 2015 Championship in San Francisco, along with the radio, writing, photojournalism and multimedia finalists.

The top television winners are:

First Place, $2,600 award, Landon Miller, University of Nevada

Second Place, $2,000 award, Omar Jimenez, Northwestern University

Third Place, $1,500 award, Elizabeth Tew, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Fourth Place, $1,000 award, Rachel White, Pennsylvania State University *

Fifth Place, $1,000 award, Ryan Hill, Arizona State University

Sixth Place, certificate, Shay McAlister, University of Missouri

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

* Rachel White is  spring 2014 graduate and as such is not eligible for the semi-final round. Sixth place winner Shay McAlister qualifies for the semi finals along with the other top five winners.

Other finalists receiving certificates of merit are:

Seventh Place, Leah Harding, University of Florida

Eighth Place, Kristin Ruffin, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Ninth Place, Jacob Pinter, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Tenth Place, Sarah McCarthy, University of Iowa

The judges, all broadcast professionals, are: Marci Burdick, Senior Vice President of Broadcasting, Schurz Communications, Inc., Michawaka, IN; Harvey Nagler, Vice President, Radio, CBS News, New York, NY; and Fred Young, retired Senior Vice President of News, Hearst Television Inc., Yardley, PA.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill won first place in the Intercollegiate Broadcast Competition with the highest accumulated student points in the two television and one radio competition held this year. They are followed by: Arizona State University; University of Southern California; University of Missouri; Syracuse University; University of Oklahoma; University of Florida; Michigan State University; Brigham Young University; Northwestern University. The top three winners earn $10,000, $4,000, and $2,000 respectively.

The 55th annual Hearst Journalism Awards Program is held in 108 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.

 

Contact: Jan C. Watten, Program Director

415.908.4565

jwatten@hearstfdn.org

 

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Hearst Sports Writing Winners Named

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HEARST  SPORTS  WRITING  WINNERS  NAMED

San Francisco – The top 10 winners in college sports writing were announced today in the 55th 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 122 entries in this competition, submitted from 66 schools.

First Place has been awarded to Ben Ross from the University of Iowa.  Ben will receive a $2,600 scholarship for his winning article titled “Grapplers continue to grieve over loss of Dave Schultz” published in The Daily Iowan.  The School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Iowa will receive a matching grant, as do the journalism departments of all scholarship winners.

Ben Ross is a spring 2014 graduate and as such he is not eligible to participate in the 2015 Championship. Second-place winner Evan Hoopfer, from Indiana University, wins a $2,000 scholarship for his winning article titled “Sold, not told. Scalping tickets for IU football has never been easy. Now, it’s even harder.” Ben also qualifies for the Hearst Championship held this June in San Francisco.

Other scholarship winners are:

Cody Stavenhagen, Oklahoma State University, third place, $1,500 scholarship

Andy Bixler, University of Montana, fourth place, $1,000 scholarship

Alexander Lantz, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, fifth place, $1,000 scholarship

The sixth through tenth place winners receiving certificates of merit are:

Michael Majchrowicz, Indiana University, sixth place

Jack Rossi, University of Iowa, seventh place

Blake Schuster, University of Kansas, eighth place

Tyler Pager, Northwestern University, ninth place

Patrick Woo, Pennsylvania State University, tenth place

Indiana University placed first in the Intercollegiate Writing Competition with the highest accumulated student points in the third of five writing competitions held this far. They are followed by: University of Montana; Arizona State University; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Northwestern University; Pennsylvania State University; University of Nebraska-Lincoln; University of Iowa; Elon University; Oklahoma State University.  The final winners will be determined after the completion of the five writing competitions. First through third place intercollegiate winners will receive $10,000, $4,000 and $2,000 respectively.

Judging the writing competitions this year are:  Arthur Brisbane, retired Editor and Corporate Executive, Knight Ridder Newspapers; Nicole Carroll, Vice President/News and Executive Editor, The Arizona Republic; and Mike Leary, Senior Vice President and Editor, San Antonio Express-News.

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.

 

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Contact: Jan C. Watten, Program Director

415.908.4565

jwatten@hearstfdn.org

Hearst Multimedia II Winners Named

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HEARST  MULTIMEDIA  NEWS  COMPETITION  WINNERS  NAMED

San Francisco – The winners in college multimedia journalism were announced in the William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards Program, in which 108 undergraduate journalism programs at universities across the nation are eligible to participate.  The category of this competition was news, with 49 entries submitted from 30 schools.

First Place has been awarded to Katie Meek, a senior from Western Kentucky University.  Katie will receive a $2,600 scholarship for her winning multimedia piece titled “What’s Inside Counts” from WKUPJ.com.  Western Kentucky University will receive a matching grant, as do the journalism departments of all scholarship winners.  Katie also qualifies to participate in the Hearst National Multimedia Championship, which will be held this June in San Francisco.

Other multimedia scholarship winners are:

Second place, $2,000 award, Tyler Essary, Western Kentucky University

Third place, $1,500 award, Erin O’Connor, Arizona State University

Fourth place, $1,000 award, Luke Rafferty, Syracuse University

Fifth place, $1,000 award, Jessica Boehm, Arizona State University

The sixth through tenth place finalists are:

Sixth place, certificate, Robert Cameron, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Seventh place, certificate, Viviana Lopez Bonilla, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Eight place, certificate, Brianna Soukup, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Ninth place, certificate, Peter Snarr, San Francisco State University

Tenth place, certificate, Abigail Johnson, Pennsylvania State University

The 55th 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:  Tiffany Campbell, Managing Editor, Digital, WBUR 90.9, Arlington, 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 the second of four competitions in the Intercollegiate Multimedia Competition with the highest accumulated student points.  It is followed by: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Arizona State University; University of Missouri; Syracuse University; Temple University; San Francisco State University; University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Pennsylvania State University; Kent State University.  The final intercollegiate winners will be announced in April after the last competition is processed.  The top three intercollegiate winners earn $10,000, $4,000 and $2,000 respectively.

 

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Contact:  Jan Watten

415.908.4565

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Hearst Radio News and Features Winners Named

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HEARST  RADIO  NEWS & FEATURES  FINALISTS  NAMED

The William Randolph Hearst Foundation has announced the broadcast finalists selected in the 55th  annual Journalism Awards Program’s Radio News & Features Competition.

The top winners in the radio broadcast competition, selected from among a record 58 entries from 35 schools, qualify for the National Broadcast News Championship.  The radio finalists will participate in the National Championships along with the TV, writing, photojournalism and multimedia finalists in San Francisco in June 2015.

The top radio finalists are:

First Place, $2,600 award, Charles J. Shelton, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Second Place, $2,000 award, Logan Heley, University of Southern California

Third Place, $1,500 award, Parth Shah, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Fourth Place, $1,000 award, Madelyn Beck, University of Montana

Fifth Place, $1,000 award, James Torrez, University of Florida

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

Sixth-through-tenth place finalists receiving certificates of merit are:

Sixth Place, Erin Winters, Howard University

Seventh Place, Abbie Newton, Michigan State University

Eighth Place, Hayley Thornton, University of Oklahoma

Ninth Place, Daniel Wheaton, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Tenth Place, Hope Kirwan, University of Missouri

The judges, all broadcast professionals, are: Marci Burdick, Senior Vice President of Broadcasting,Schurz Communications, Inc., Michawaka, IN; Harvey Nagler, Vice President, Radio, CBS News,New York, NY; and Fred Young, retired Senior Vice President of News, Hearst Television Inc.,Yardley, PA.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 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: University of Southern California; Syracuse University; Arizona State University; University of Missouri; University of Oklahoma; Brigham Young University; University of Florida; Michigan State University; University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  The final winners (the top three of whom will collect $10,000, $4,000, and $2,000 respectively) will be named in April following television competition II/news.

The 55th annual Hearst Journalism Awards Program is held in 108 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.

 

Contact:  Jan C. Watten, Program Director

415.908.4565

jwatten@hearstfdn.org