NATION’S JOURNALISM SCHOOLS WIN $52,500 IN HEARST PRIZES
SAN FRANCISCO – Seven 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 2006-2007 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. Journalism schools accumulating the most points earned by their students in each category are designated the winners.
The 2007 Intercollegiate Competition winners are:
$10,000 First Place UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS
$ 5,000 Second Place UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI
$ 2,500 Third Place ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
$10,000 First Place WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY
$ 5,000 Second Place UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
$ 2,500 Third Place UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI
$10,000 First Place ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
$ 5,000 Second Place BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY
$ 2,500 Third Place UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL
The winners in each category will receive cash prizes and medallions during the National Championships in San Francisco on Friday, June 8, 2007.
In the OVERALL INTERCOLLEGIATE COMPETITION, which is the accumulation of points from all three divisions, ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY scored the highest. It is followed by: UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI, Second Place; UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, Third Place; WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY, Fourth Place; UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL, Fifth Place; PENNSYLAVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY, Sixth Place; UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA – LINCOLN, Seventh Place; UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA, Eighth Place; SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, Ninth Place; UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS, Tenth Place.
Writing medallions are awarded to: PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY, Fourth Place; UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY, Fifth Place; NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, Sixth Place; UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, Seventh Place-tie; UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA, Seventh Place-tie; CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON, Ninth Place; FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY, Tenth Place.
Photojournalism medallions are awarded to: UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA – LINCOLN, Fourth Place; SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY, CARBONDALE, Fifth Place; SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY, Sixth Place; ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, Seventh Place; UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL, Eighth Place; UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS, Ninth Place; BALL STATE UNIVERSITY, Tenth Place.
Broadcast News medallions are awarded to: SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, Fourth Place; UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, Fifth Place; WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY, Sixth Place; UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI, Seventh Place; PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY, Eighth Place; UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA, Ninth Place; UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA – LINCOLN, 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, 107 accredited undergraduate schools of journalism in the are eligible to participate in the program, which awards more than $450,000 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 $660 million in grants and programs.
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Jan Watten, Program Director