HEARST NATIONAL BROADCAST NEWS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation has announced the ten college broadcast journalismstudents from around the country who have been selected to compete in the 49th annual National Broadcast News Championships of the Hearst Journalism Awards Program.
Currently, there are 110 colleges and universities with accredited undergraduate journalismschools that are eligible to participate in the program. Funded and administered for 49 years by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, the Program awards more than $550,000 a year in scholarships, grants and stipends, under the auspices of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication.
The 2009 Broadcast News Championship finalists – five in radio and five in television – who were selected from two monthly competitions and a semi-final round and qualify for the Championship Finals are:
ADAM CAVALIER, Marshall University
RYAN J. FISHMAN, Syracuse University
JILL KATHLEEN GALUS, Arizona State University
ALEXANDRA HILL, University of Florida
COLTON SHONE, Arizona State University
AMBER DIXON, Arizona State University
MILES DORAN, University of Florida
RANDY GYLLENHAAL, Elon University
ELIZABETH MCKERNAN, Arizona State University
MATHEW MENDEZ, University of Southern California
The finalists will participate in spot assignments – competing for additional awards ranging from $1,500 to $5,000 in the program’s National Championships, held in San Francisco, June 2 – 6, 2009. Also competing in the National Championships will be writing and photo finalists.
The judges, all professionals in radio and television, are: Fred Young, former Senior Vice President of News, Hearst-Argyle Television, New York, NY; Barbara Cochran, President, RTNDA, Washington, DC; and Ursula Reutin, News Director, News Talk 97.3 KIRO Radio,Seattle, WA.
Jan Watten, program director
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