HEARST JOURNALISM AWARDS PROGRAM
NATION’S JOURNALISM SCHOOLS WIN $52,500 IN HEARST PRIZES
SAN FRANCISCO – Seven universities shared prizes totaling $52,500 as this year’s winners of the Intercollegiate Writing, Photography and Broadcast News Competitions of the annual Hearst Journalism Awards Program.
The 2009-2010 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, broadcast news and multimedia for journalism undergraduates. Journalism schools accumulating the most points earned by their students in each category are designated the winners of the Intercollegiate Competitions.
The 2010 Intercollegiate Competition winners are:
$10,000 First Place INDIANA UNIVERSITY
$ 5,000 Second Place NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
$ 2,500 Third Place ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
$10,000 First Place WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY
$ 5,000 Second Place OHIO UNIVERSITY
$ 2,500 Third Place UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL
$10,000 First Place ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
$ 5,000 Second Place UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL
$ 2,500 Third Place PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY
The winners in each category will receive cash prizes and medallions during the National Championships in New York City at the Intercollegiate Awards Presentation on Thursday, June 10, 2010. The Overall Intercollegiate winners, those schools with the highest combined student points from the monthly writing, photo, broadcast news and multimedia competitions, will also be announced at the Awards Presentation.
Writing medallions are awarded to: UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI, Fourth Place; UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, Fifth Place; PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY, Sixth Place; UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA, Seventh Place; UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA, Eighth Place; UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY, Ninth Place; UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, Tenth Place.
Photojournalism medallions are awarded to: CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY, Fourth Place; UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, Fifth Place; UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY, Sixth Place; UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA, Seventh Place; UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, Eighth Place; UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI, Ninth Place; SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, Tenth Place.
Broadcast News medallions are awarded to: UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, Fourth Place; UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA – LINCOLN, Fifth Place; BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, Sixth Place; SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, Seventh Place; NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, Eighth Place; UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA, Ninth Place (tie); WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY, Ninth Place (tie).
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, 110 accredited undergraduate schools of journalism in the are eligible to participate in the program, which awards up to $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 $759 million in grants and programs.
Jan Watten, program director
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