HEARST MULTIMEDIA COMPETITION II WINNERS NAMED
San Francisco – The top 10 winners in college multimedia were announced today in the 51st annual William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards Program. This was the News category in which 64 entrants from 39 undergraduate journalism programs across the nation participated.
First Place has been awarded to DAN NELIGH, a junior from the Arizona State University. He will receive a $2,600 scholarship for his entry “A Life in the Sand” posted on the Cronkite Zine Web site. Dan also qualifies to participate in the Journalism Awards Program’s National Multimedia Championships in San Francisco this June along with second- place winner, LESLYE DAVIS, a junior from Western Kentucky University and multimedia competition I winner MARGARET CHEATHAM WILLIAMS.
Other scholarship winners are:
Second Place, LESLYE DAVIS, Western Kentucky University, $2,000 Scholarship
Third Place, CRISTINA RAYAS, Arizona State University, $1,500 Scholarship
Fourth Place, ZACK CONKLE, Western Kentucky University, $1,000 Scholarship
Fifth Place, JESSEY DEARING, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, $1,000 Scholarship
The sixth through tenth place winners receive certificates of merit:
Sixth Place, CAITLYN GREENE, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Seventh Place, GRETA RYBUS, University of Montana
Eighth Place, MICHAEL CIAGLO, University of Oregon
Ninth Place, ALEX PINES, Syracuse University
Tenth Place, BRANDON GOODWIN, University of Kentucky
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program is conducted under the auspices of accredited schools of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication, and fully funded and administered by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. It consists of six monthly writing, three photojournalism and three broadcast news competitions and two multimedia competitions, with championship finals in all divisions. The program awards up to $500,000 in scholarships and grants annually.
Judging the multimedia competitions this year are: Geri Migielicz, Executive Editor, Story4, Ben Lomond, CA; Ursula Reutin, Managing Editor/News Anchor, News Talk 97.3 KIRO Radio, Seattle, WA; and Jennifer Sizemore, Vice President/Editor in Chief, MSNBC.com and Executive Producer, NBC News.
For samples of winning work, please check the monthly winners section of this web site, which is updated shortly after each competition.
Jan Watten, program director
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