2017 Championship Radio Winners
This year, one radio competition was held in the News & Features category. The top winners from those 52 entrants qualified to participate in the Hearst National Radio Broadcast News Championship in San Francisco. The radio finalists were assigned to tell a story about political partisanship in the age of Trump. The finalists’ radio packages were to include an anchor lead-in, a recorded wrap and a completed script to be presented as a piece for a radio network’s morning drive segment. The judges expected to receive a news piece,
ranging between one to two minutes in addition to a shorter 40-second piece.
The judges received the completed entries by Thursday morning for review. The winners were announced at the awards ceremony that evening. The first-through-third place winners were awarded scholarships of $5,000, $4,000, and $3,000 respectively. The two finalists earned $1,500 scholarships each. An additional $1,000 award for Best Use of Radio for News Coverage was selected from the monthly competition submissions.
University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill
University of Missouri
University of Florida
Arizona State University
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill