2010 – 2011 Television Broadcast News Winners

Of the record 123 entries received in the Features and News television competitions during the academic year, ten finalists’ submissions qualified them for the semi-final round of judging. From that round, five television finalists were selected to participate in the Hearst National Television Broadcast News Championship in San Francisco.

The finalists arrived in New York on Tuesday, June 6th. That evening they met with the broadcast judges to receive their assignment: They were asked to “find a story that reflects the greening of San Francisco, representing its dedication to livability and sustainability.  Those ideas can include recreation, food or farming, energy saving, waste conversion – or any other aspect of environmental consciousness that the candidate identifies for its news value.” The story was to have a news angle, to include at least one reporter on-camera stand-up, and to range from one to two minutes.

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 and are featured below. The two finalists who earned $1,500 scholarship awards are: Clark Fouraker from University of Florida and Alex Rozier from University of Missouri . An additional award of $1,000 was given to  Garrett Tenney for Best use of Television for News Coverage selected from the monthly entries.