HEARST MULTIMEDIA COMPETITION II — REVISED RELEASE
Please note that this release is a corrected version after a finalist’s entry was withdrawn.
San Francisco – The top ten winners in college multimedia journalism were announced today in the William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards Program, in which 106 undergraduate journalism programs at colleges and universities across the nation are eligible to participate. The category of this competition was The Human Condition.
First Place has been awarded to ZACK CONKLE, a senior from Western Kentucky University. Zack will receive a $2,600 scholarship for his winning multimedia piece titled “The Only Sure Thing” from The Western Kentucky University Photojournalism Website. Western Kentucky University will receive a matching grant, as do the journalism departments of all scholarship winners. He will attend the Championship in San Francisco this June along with finalists in writing, photojournalism, radio and television broadcast.
Other multimedia top five scholarship winners are:
Second Place, $2,000 award, RYAN STONE, Western Kentucky University
Third Place, $1,500 award, JOHANNA CONTRERAS, U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Fourth Place, $1,000 award, SEAN PROCTOR, Central Michigan University
Fifth Place, $1,000 award, KELLEY KING, Pennsylvania State University
The sixth through tenth place finalists are:
Sixth Place, certificate, ANDREW FORD, University of Florida
Seventh Place, certificate, ROBERT DYCK, University of Oregon
Eighth Place, certificate, ELLEN THOMMESEN, University of Missouri
Ninth Place, certificate ALEXANDRIA GREGORY, Arizona State University
Tenth Place, certificate, EVAN SERNOFSKY, University of Oregon
The Journalism Awards Program, now in its 52nd year also includes five writing contests, three broadcast news competitions, and three additional multimedia competitions offering up to $500,000 in scholarships, matching grants and stipends.
The Multimedia judges are: Geri Migielicz, Executive Editor, Story4, Ben Lomond, CA; Jennifer Sizemore, VP/ Editor-in-Chief, Msnbc.om, Executive Producer, NBC News; and Cory Tolbert Haik, Executive Producer, News, Innovations and Strategic Projects, The Washington Post, Arlington, VA.
Western Kentucky University is in first place after the first two multimedia competitions in the Intercollegiate Multimedia Competition with the highest accumulated student points. It is followed by: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; University of Missouri; Arizona State University; Syracuse University; Pennsylvania State University; University of Montana; University of Oregon; University of Nebraska; and University of Florida. The final Intercollegiate winners are announced in April.
To view the top finalists’ winning work, view the monthly winners section of the web site.