HEARST BROADCAST NEWS FINALISTS NAMED
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation has announced the student radio and television broadcast finalists selected in the Journalism Awards Program broadcast competition. The categories were TV News and Radio Multimedia.
The top five winners in both radio and television were selected from among 26 radio and 50 television entries submitted. These winners, along with the top five finalists from both categories in competition one, will submit additional entries for a semi-final round of judging. Following the semi-final round of judging, five in radio and five in television will be chosen to compete in the program’s National Broadcast News Championships in New York, along with winners of the writing and photojournalism competitions.
The top five radio finalists, qualifying for the semi-finals:
First Place, $2,000 award, JOHN LABARBERA, Arizona State University
Second Place, $1,500 award, BRANDI KRUSE, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Third Place, $1,000 award, ASHLEY LOPEZ, UNC, Chapel Hill
Fourth Place, $750 award, VIC MICOLUCCI, University of Florida
Fifth Place, $600 award, LEANNDA L. CAREY, Marshall University
Other award winners in radio:
Sixth Place, $500 award, ANDREW McGILL, Pennsylvania State University
Seventh Place, $500 award, SARA McCUE, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Eighth Place, $500 award, JAKE STEVENSON, University of Montana
Ninth Place, $500 award, KATHERINE REDDING, Pennsylvania State University
Tenth Place, $500 award, ELIZABETH S. LASTRA, Arizona State University
The top five television finalists, qualifying for the semi-finals:
First Place, $2,000 award, LINDSEY REISER, Arizona State University
Second Place, $1,500 award, MILES DORAN, University of Florida
Third Place, $1,000 award, CRISTINA GIMBEL, Northwestern University
Fourth Place, $750 award, JILLIAN PETRUS, University of Iowa
Fifth Place, $600 award, BETHANY TUGGLE, UNC, Chapel Hill
Other award winners in television:
Sixth Place, $500 award, KARILYNN GALIOTOS, West Virginia University
Seventh Place, $500 award, McKENNA EWEN, University of Minnesota
Eighth Place, $500 award, MATTHEW MARKHAM, Syracuse University
Ninth Place, $500 award, CRISTINA XUAREZ, University of Florida
Tenth Place, $500 award, JENNIFER TRAMMELL, Northwestern University
The schools of these award winning finalists receive matching grants.
Arizona State University placed first in the Intercollegiate Broadcast News Competition with the highest accumulated student points from the four broadcast competitions. It is followed by:University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Pennsylvania State University; University of Florida;University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Brigham Young University; Syracuse University; NorthwesternUniversity; University of Montana (tie); West Virginia University (tie). The top three winners earned awards of $10,000, $5,000, and $2,500 respectively.
The judges, all professionals in radio and television, are: Fred Young, Former Senior Vice President of News, Hearst-Argyle Television, Yardley, PA; Barbara Cochran, President Emeritus,RTDNA, Washington, DC; and Ursula Reutin, News Director, News Talk 97.3 KIRO Radio,Seattle, WA.
The 2009-2010 broadcast news competitions are held in 110 member colleges and universities of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication with accredited undergraduate journalism programs. The Broadcast News Competition was added in 1988 to the Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards Program that for 50 years has included writing, photojournalism, and multimedia, and now offers awards totaling up to $550,000 in scholarships, matching grants and stipends.
Jan C. Watten, program director