2018 National Championship
June 3 – June 6, 2018
The 58th annual Hearst National Journalism Awards Championship was the culmination of the 2017-2018 monthly competitions. 28 finalists with top scores from the 1,314
competition entries gathered in San Francisco to demonstrate their skills in on-the-spot assignments and compete for additional scholarship awards of up to $10,000.
The writing, photojournalism, radio, television and multimedia finalists, along with program judges, journalism deans, and special guests convened for this special event.
The seven writing finalists interviewed Bay Area civil rights attorney John Burris. They wrote a news story based on the interview and a personality/profile article about Mr. Burris. In addition, they were assigned to write an on-the-spot article about how the Bay Area arts community is changing.
The six photo finalists were given two assignments: picture story: “The year of the woman” and a single: “What matters to me.”
The five radio and five television finalists’ assignment: “The increasing cost of housing in the Bay Area.”
The five multimedia finalists’ assignment: “How a a multi-cultural Bay Area reflects in richness.”
The judges reviewed the finalists’ pieces Wednesday, June 6th, and the winners were announced that evening at the final awards ceremony.