2015 Hearst Enterprise Reporting Winners Named

San Francisco – The top 10 winners in college enterprise writing were announced today 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 were114 enterprise entries from 64 schools received in this competition.

First Place has been awarded to Will Drabold, a senior from Ohio University. Will is going to receive a $2,600 scholarship for his winning article titled “DSHS employees rarely pay a price for failing to protect foster children” published in The Seattle Times. Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism will receive a matching grant, as do the journalism departments of all scholarship winners. Will also qualifies to participate in the Hearst National Writing Championship which will be held this June in San Francisco.

Other scholarship winners are:

Allison Mutnick, Northwestern University, second place, $2,000 scholarship

Michael Bodley, Elon University, third place, $1,500 scholarship

Alden Woods, Indiana University, fourth place, $1,000 scholarship

Megan Antonina Jula, Indiana University, fifth place, $1,000 scholarship

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

Jonathan Capriel, University of Memphis, sixth place

Sam Schanfarber, University of Colorado, seventh place

Jon Banister, University of Maryland, eighth place

Kaelynn Knoernschild, Oklahoma State University, ninth place

Cuneyt Dil, American University, tenth place

Indiana University placed first in the Intercollegiate Writing Competition with the highest accumulated points from the first two writing competitions. They are followed by: Pennsylvania State University; Northwestern University; Arizona State University; University of Missouri; University of Iowa; Ohio University; Elon University; University of Maryland; University of Minnesota. 

Judging the writing competitions this year are: Nicole Carroll, Vice President/News and Editor, The Arizona Republic; Mike Leary, Senior Vice President and Editor, San Antonio Express-News; and David Zeeck, President and Publisher, The News Tribune.

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.

 

2015 Hearst Television Features Winners Named

San Francisco – The William Randolph Hearst Foundation has announced the finalists selected in the 2015-2016 Journalism Awards Program’s television broadcast features competition. The top five television winners, selected from a record 109 entrants from 63 schools, will submit additional entries for a semi-final round of judging (along with five winners from the second television competition).

Following the semi-finals, five television finalists will be chosen to participate in the 2016 Championship in San Francisco, along with the radio, writing, photojournalism and multimedia finalists.

The top television winners are:

First Place, $2,600 award, Jaclyn Lee, University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill

Second Place, $2,000 award, Taylor Curet, Louisiana State University

Third Place, $1,500 award, Yahaira Jacquez, Arizona State University

Fourth Place, $1,000 award, Benjamin Smart, University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill

Fifth Place, $1,000 award, Amanda Chodnicki, Michigan State University *

Sixth Place, Certificate, Madison Mills, University of Southern California

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

* Amanda Chodnicki is spring 2015 graduate and per competition guidelines, is not eligible for the semi-final round. Sixth place winner Madison Mills qualifies for the semi-finals along with the other top finalists. 

Finalists receiving certificates of merit are:

Seventh Place, Jack Royer, University of Alabama

Eighth Place, Rachel Wittel, University of Missouri

Ninth Place, Tomas Hoppough, University of Kansas

Tenth Place, James Torrez, University of Florida

The University of North Carolina placed first in the Intercollegiate Broadcast Competition with the highest accumulated student points in the first competition. They are followed by: Arizona State University, Michigan State University, Louisiana State University, University of Kansas, University of Florida, Southern California University, University of Alabama, University of Missouri, Pennsylvania State University.

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.

The 56th 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.

2015 Hearst Photojournalism News and Features Winners Named

San Francisco – Winners have been announced in the November photojournalism competition of the 2015-2016 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 127 entries submitted from 68 schools nationwide. The top winners, along with the top finalists in the next photo 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 San Francisco.

The top five finalists who qualify for the semi-final round are:
First Place, $2,600 award, Dillon Deaton, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Second Place, $2,000 award, Timothy Tai, University of Missouri
Third Place, $1,500 award, Andraya Croft, Central Michigan University
Fourth Place, $1,000 award, Calla Kessler, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Fifth Place, $1,000 award, Emily Harger, Ohio University
The top five winning schools receive matching grants.

The sixth through tenth place finalists are:
Sixth Place, certificate, Jacob Byk, Kent State University
Seventh Place, certificate, Callaghan O’Hare, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Eighth Place, certificate, Nick Wagner, Western Kentucky University
Ninth Place, certificate, Jenna Watson, Kent State University
Tenth Place, certificate, Michael Ares, California State University, Long Beach

The Journalism Awards Program, now in its 56th 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.

The photojournalism judges are: Sue Morrow, Assistant Multimedia Director, Sacramento Bee, CA; Kenneth Irby, Independent Visual Consultant, FL, Lisa Krantz, Staff Photographer, San Antonio Express-News.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is in first place in the Intercollegiate Photojournalism Competition with the highest accumulated student points from this competition. It is followed by: Kent State University; University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Western Kentucky University; University of Missouri; Ohio University; Central Michigan University; CSU, Long Beach; University of Oregon; Syracuse University. The final Intercollegiate winners are announced in April. The top three intercollegiate winners earn $10,000, $4,000 and $2,000 respectively.

2015 Hearst Feature Writing Winners Named

San Francisco – The top 10 winners in the Feature Writing Competition were announced today in the 56th annual William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards Program, in which 109 undergraduate journalism programs at universities across the nation are eligible to participate.  A record 159 feature writing entries were received in the first competition of the program year.

First Place has been awarded to TAYLOR TELFORD, a sophomore from Indiana University.  Taylor will receive a $2,600 scholarship for her winning article titled “Police officer copes with daughter’s death” 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. Taylor also qualifies to participate in the Hearst National Writing Championship which will be held this June in San Francisco.

 

Other scholarship winners are:

ERIN  McCARTHY, Penn State University, second place, $2,000 scholarship

KAYLI  KUNKEL, Drake University, third place, $1,500 scholarship

STACEY  MURRAY, University of Iowa, fourth place, $1,000 scholarship

GRETA  WEBER, University of Missouri, fifth place, $1,000 scholarship

 

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

STEPHANIE  KIM, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, sixth place

MEGHAN  HOLDEN, University of Minnesota, seventh place

KRISTEN  HWANG, Arizona State University, eighth place

BRYAN  ROLLI, University of Texas, Austin, ninth place

DANIELLE  GROBMEIER, Arizona State University, tenth place

 

Pennsylvania State University placed first in the Intercollegiate Writing Competition with the highest accumulated student points in the first competition.  They are followed by: Arizona State University; University of Iowa; Indiana University; Drake University; University of Missouri; University of Alabama; University of Oregon (tie); University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (tie); University of Minnesota.

Judging the writing competitions this year are:  Nicole Carroll, Vice President/News and Editor, The Arizona Republic; Mike Leary, Senior Vice President and Editor, San Antonio Express-News; and David Zeeck, President and Publisher, The News Tribune.

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 except Multimedia Team Reporting.  The program awards up to $500,000 in scholarships and grants annually.

 

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2015-Hearst Championship Winners Named

2015  HEARST  NATIONAL  CHAMPIONSHIP  WINNERS  ANNOUNCED

San Francisco – Winning college journalists in the National Writing, Photojournalism, Broadcast News and Multimedia Championships were announced on June 4, 2015 by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards Program.

The Hearst Championships are the culmination of the 2014 – 2015 Journalism Awards Program, which are held in 108 member colleges and universities of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication with accredited undergraduate journalism programs.

From June 1 through June 4, 29 finalists – all winners from the 14 monthly competitions – participated in the 55th 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.  Winners were announced during the final awards ceremony on June 4th at the Westin St. Francis Hotel. The following are the first, second and third-place winners and the scholarships they received:

 

NATIONAL  WRITING  CHAMPIONSHIP

First Place, Samantha Schmidt, Indiana University, $5,000 award

Second Place, Cody Stavenhagen, Oklahoma State University, $4,000 award

Third Place, Hannah Fleace, Indiana University, $3,000 award

 

NATIONAL  PHOTOJOURNALISM  CHAMPIONSHIP

First Place, Carolyn Van Houten,  University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, $5,000 award

Second Place, Andrew Renneisen, Syracuse University, $4,000 award

Third Place, Leah Klafczynski, Kent State University, $3,000 award

 

NATIONAL  RADIO  BROADCAST  NEWS  CHAMPIONSHIP

First Place, Charles J. Shelton, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, $5,000 award

Second Place, Madelyn Beck, University of Montana, $4,000 award

Third Place, Parth Shah, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, $3,000 award

 

NATIONAL  TELEVISION  BROADCAST  NEWS  CHAMPIONSHIP

First Place, Megan Thompson, Arizona State University, $5,000 award

Second Place, Susanna Black, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,, $4,000 award

Third Place, Landon Miller, University of Nevada, Reno, $3,000 award

 

NATIONAL  MULTIMEDIA  CHAMPIONSHIP

First Place, Adam Wolffbrandt, Western Kentucky University, $5,000 award

Second Place, Erin Patrick O’Connor, Arizona State University, $4,000 award

Third Place, Emily Rhyne, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, $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):

Emilie Eaton, Arizona State University

Evan Hoopfer, Indiana University

Megan Jula, Indiana University

Michael Majchrowicz, Indiana University

Faiz Siddiqui, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

The $1,000 Award for Best Reporting Technique went to Samantha Schmidt, Indiana University.

The Article of the Year Award of $1,000 went to Hannah Fleace, Indiana University.

 

Three finalists in the Photojournalism Championship, who will each receive $1,500 scholarships

(listed in alphabetical order):

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

Timothy Tai, University of Missouri

Zachary Wittman, Central Michigan University

 

The $1,000 Award for Best Single Photograph went to Timothy Tai, University of Missouri;

and the Best Portfolio Award of $1,000 also went to Andrew Renneisen, Syracuse 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 (listed in alphabetical order):

Logan Heley, University of Southern California

James Torrez, University of Florida

The $1,000 Award for Best Use of Radio For News Coverage went to Charles J. Shelton, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

 

Two finalists in the Television Broadcast News Championship, who will each receive $1,500 scholarships (listed in alphabetical order):

Jeremy Harris, Brigham Young University

Anastassia Olmos, University of Southern California

The Best Use of Television For News Coverage Award of $1,000 went to Megan Thompson,Arizona State University. Those awards were selected from the monthly entries.

 

Two finalists in the Multimedia Championship, who will each receive $1,500 scholarships (listed in alphabetical order):

Jessica Boehm, Arizona State University

Katie Meek, Western Kentucky University

The $1,000 Award for Best Multimedia Story of the Year went to Emily Rhyne, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, which was selected from the monthly competition entries.

 

The writing judges were:  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 photojournalism judges were:  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 broadcast news judges were: 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.

The Multimedia Judges were: 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.

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.

 

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2015-Hearst Championship Finalists Named

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2015  HEARST  NATIONAL  CHAMPIONSHIP  FINALISTS  ANNOUNCED

The William Randolph Hearst Foundation has announced the 29 journalism students from across the country who will compete in the 55th annual National Writing, Photojournalism, Radio, TV and Multimedia Championships held in San Francisco, June 1 – 5, 2015.

The finalists include eight writing finalists, six photo finalists, five radio finalists, five TV finalists and five multimedia finalists chosen from the monthly competitions, selected from more than 1,100 entries submitted this year.  At the Championship, 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 2015 National Championship Finalists are:

WRITING FINALISTS

Emilie Eaton, Arizona State University
Hannah Fleace, Indiana University
Evan Hoopfer, Indiana University
Megan Jula, Indiana University
Michael Majchrowicz, Indiana University
Samantha Schmidt, Indiana University
Faiz Siddiqui, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Cody Stavenhagen, Oklahoma State University

PHOTO FINALISTS

Leah Klafczynski, Kent State University

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

Andrew Renneisen, Syracuse University

Timothy Tai, University of Missouri

Carolyn Van Houten, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Zachary Wittman, Central Michigan University

RADIO FINALISTS

Charles J. Shelton, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Logan Heley, University of Southern California

Parth Shah, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Madelyn Beck, University of Montana

James Torrez, University of Florida

TV FINALISTS

Anastassia Olmos, University of Southern California

Susanna Black, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Megan Thompson, Arizona State University

Jeremy Harris, Brigham Young University

Landon Miller, University of Nevada, Reno

MULTIMEDIA FINALISTS

Jessica Boehm, Arizona State University

Katie Meek, Western Kentucky University

Erin Patrick O’Connor, Arizona State University

Emily Rhyne, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Adam Wolffbrandt, Western Kentucky University

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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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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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

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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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