Hearst Multimedia Championship Qualifiers Named


The William Randolph Hearst Foundation has announced the five college multimedia students who have been selected as finalists in the 54th annual Hearst Journalism Awards Championship.  They are the winners of multimedia competition I – Features, multimedia competition II – News and multimedia competition III – Enterprise, plus two students with accumulative high scores from those competitions.

The multimedia finalists qualifying for the Championship are:

Kaylee Everly, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Samuel L. Gause, University of Missouri

Eric M. Shea, Western Kentucky University

Carolyn Van Houten, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Adam Wolffbrandt, Western Kentucky University

These five winners, whose work was selected from 151 entries submitted, will participate in the Hearst Journalism Awards Program’s National Championships held June 2 – 6, 2014 in Washington, DC.  During the Championship, the multimedia finalists along with finalists in writing, radio, television and photojournalism will complete spot news assignments, vying for additional scholarship awards of up to $5,000.

The Multimedia judges are: Cory Tolbert Haik, Executive Producer for digital news, The Washington Post, VA; Sue Morrow, Assistant Multimedia Director, Sacramento Bee, CA; Kate O’Brian, President, Al Jazeera America, New York, NY.

There are 105 universities with accredited undergraduate journalism schools eligible to participate in the Hearst Journalism Awards Program.  The Journalism Awards Program is funded and administered by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation.  The program awards up to $500,000 a year in scholarships, grants and stipends, and takes place under the auspices of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication.


Contact: Jan  Watten