NATION’S JOURNALISM SCHOOLS WIN $52,500 IN HEARST PRIZES
SAN FRANCISCO – Eight universities shared prizes totaling $52,500 as this year’s winners in the Intercollegiate Writing, Photography and Broadcast News Competitions of the annual Hearst Journalism Awards Program.
The 2007-2008 prizes of $10,000, $5,000 and $2,500 are awarded to the top three colleges and universities in each division of the Intercollegiate Competitions, with the top ten of each category receiving Hearst medallions. These awards were added to the Hearst Journalism Awards Program budget in 1990.
Often called “The Pulitzers of College Journalism,” the Hearst program holds year-long competitions in writing, photography and broadcast news for journalism undergraduates. A new Multimedia Competition was added to the program this year. Journalism schools accumulating the most points earned by their students in each category are designated the winners.
The 2008 Intercollegiate Competition winners are:
$10,000 First Place UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS
$ 5,000 Second Place NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
$ 2,500 Third Place UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI
$10,000 First Place UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI
$ 5,000 Second Place WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY
$ 2,500 Third Place SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY
$10,000 First Place UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL
$ 5,000 Second Place SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
$ 2,500 Third Place PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY
The winners in each category will receive cash prizes and medallions during the National Championships in San Francisco on Wednesday, June 4, 2008.
In the OVERALL INTERCOLLEGIATE COMPETITION, which is the accumulation of points from all four divisions, including the new multimedia competition, UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI scored the highest. It is followed by: UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, Second Place; UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL, Third Place; PENNSYLAVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY, Fourth Place; NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, Fifth Place; UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA – LINCOLN, Sixth Place; WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY, Seventh Place; SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, Eighth Place; ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, Ninth Place; UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS, Tenth Place.
Writing medallions are awarded to: PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY, Fourth Place; UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN, Fifth Place; UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, Sixth Place; UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA, Seventh Place; UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, Eighth Place; INDIANA UNIVERSITY, Ninth Place; LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY, Tenth Place.
Photojournalism medallions are awarded to: UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, Fourth Place; UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL, Fifth Place; BALL STATE UNIVERSITY, Sixth Place; UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA – LINCOLN, Seventh Place; UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY, Eighth Place; IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY, Ninth Place; CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY, Tenth Place.
Broadcast News medallions are awarded to: UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI, Fourth Place; HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY, Fifth Place; ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, Sixth Place; NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, Seventh Place; UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, Eighth Place; BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, Ninth Place; WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY, Tenth Place.
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program operates under the auspices of the accredited schools of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication. It is fully funded and administered by The William Randolph Hearst Foundation. Currently, 108 accredited undergraduate schools of journalism in the are eligible to participate in the program, which awards more than $550,000 in scholarships and grants annually.
Publisher William Randolph Hearst established the William Randolph Hearst Foundation and The Hearst Foundation, Inc. in the 1940’s, a few years before his death in 1951. Since then, the Foundations have awarded more than $700 million in grants and programs.
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Jan Watten, Program Director