Hearst Championship Finalists Named



The William Randolph Hearst Foundation has announced the 29 journalism students who will compete in the 52nd annual National Championship of the Hearst Journalism Awards Program.

These finalists were the top winners in the 14 writing, photojournalism, radio broadcast, television broadcast and multimedia competitions of the 2011-2012 Hearst Journalism Program. Their work was selected as the best of the 1,059 entries received from 92 journalism schools across the country. At the National Championship, they will complete spot assignments for additional scholarship awards of up to $5,000. The Championship is held in San Francisco, June 4 – 8, 2012.

The Writing finalists are:

BIZ  CARSON, Indiana University

ELLEN  JEAN  HIRST, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

TREY  MILLER, Pennsylvania State University

TAYLOR  D. MOAK, University of Kentucky

ANASTASIA  ORSO, Pennsylvania State University

KELLY  PARSONS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

WESTON PHIPPEN, Arizona State University

JON  SILMAN, University of Florida

The Photojournalism finalists are:

BRYNN  ANDERSON, Western Kentucky University

ANDREW  COLWELL, Pennsylvania State University

ELIJAH  NOUVELAGE, San Francisco State University

CHRISTIAN  RANDOLPH, Western Kentucky University

MEG  ROUSSOS, Ohio University 

ARMANDO  SANCHEZ, Western Kentucky University

The Radio finalists are:

REEMA  KHRAIS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

HEATHER  ARONNO, University of Alaska, Anchorage

CLARK  HODGES, University of Montana

STEVEN  GALLO, University of Florida

STEPHEN  TANNER, Brigham Young University 

The Television finalists are:

BLAKE  HANSON, University of Missouri

DAN  NELIGH, Arizona State University

NATHAN  O’NEAL, Arizona State University 

DAVID  EARL  WIETLISPACH, University of Missouri

NATASHA  ZOUVES, University of Southern California 

The Multimedia finalists are:

ZACK CONKLE, Western Kentucky University

SARAH  HOFFMAN, University of Missouri

JON  KASBE University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 

KELLEY  KING, Pennsylvania State University 

JONATHAN  REED, University of Alabama 


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