HEARST MULTIMEDIA COMPETITION III WINNERS NAMED
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 Enterprise Reporting.
First Place has been awarded to KELLY LAFFERTY, a 2012 graduate from Western Kentucky University. Kelly will receive a $2,600 scholarship for her winning multimedia piece “Young in Heart.” Western Kentucky will receive a matching grant, as do the journalism departments of all scholarship winners.
Other multimedia top five scholarship winners are:
Second Place, DAK DILLON, University of Missouri, $2,000 scholarship
Third Place, SARAH HOFFMAN, University of Missouri, $1,500 scholarship
Fourth Place, ALYSSA ORR, Western Kentucky University, $1,000 scholarship
Fifth Place, MATTHEW JARCHOW, Kent State University, $1,000 scholarship
The sixth through tenth place finalists are:
Sixth Place, RISHABH JAIN, University of Iowa
Seventh Place, CARTER MCCALL, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Eighth Place, JON AUGUSTINE, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Ninth Place, DANIEL HOLTMEYER, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Tenth Place, PATRICK RECORD, University of Montana
Kelly Lafferty and second-place winner Dak Dillon graduated in spring and summer 2012 respectively, and consequently are not eligible to participate in the Championship. As a result, the third-place winner, Sarah Hoffman qualifies for the National Multimedia Championship which takes place this June in San Francisco.
The Journalism Awards Program, now in its 53rd year also includes five writing competitions, two photojournalism competitions, three broadcast news competitions, and three additional multimedia competitions offering up to $500,000 in scholarships, matching grants and stipends.
The Multimedia judges are: Cory Tolbert Haik, Executive Producer for Digital News, The Washington Post, VA; Edward L. Esposito, VP, Information Media, Rubber City Media Group, OH; and Steve Gonzales, Director of Photography, Houston Chronicle, TX.
Western Kentucky University is in first place in the Intercollegiate Multimedia Competition with the highest accumulated student points. It is followed by: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (tie); University of Nebraska-Lincoln (tie); University of Missouri; University of Montana (tie); Kent State University (tie); Pennsylvania State University; Syracuse University; University of Iowa; University of Southern California. The final intercollegiate winners are announced in April.
To view the top finalists’ winning work, check the monthly winners section of the website.