2015-16

2015 – 2016 Television Broadcast News Winners

Of the 227 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 San Francisco on Monday, May 30th. That afternoon, they met with the broadcast judges to receive their assignment. The television finalists were assigned to find a story about the city’s homelessness crisis. 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. Two finalists earned $1,500 scholarship awards. An additional $1,000 Best Use of Television for News Coverage award was selected from the semi-final entries.

Winners

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CB Cotton
First Place
University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill
$5,000 award

Finalists

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Benjamin Smart
Finalist
University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill
$1,500 scholarship

Additional Award

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Benjamin Smart
Best Use of Television for News Coverage
University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill
$1,000 award