HEARST MULTIMEDIA COMPETITION IV – TEAM REPORTING WINNERS NAMED
San Francisco – The top ten winners in college multimedia team reporting were announced today in the William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards Program, in which 108 undergraduate journalism programs at universities across the nation are eligible to participate.
First Place has been awarded to Western Kentucky University’s Morgan Walker, Naomi Driessnack, Tyler Essary, Katie Meek, Adam Wolffbrandt, Jake Pope, Savannah Burke, Connor Choate, Everett McMillen Cislo, Dorothy Edwards, Luke Franke, Ditte Lysgaard-Holm, Alyssa Pointer, Kreable Young, and Kasey Kinney for their winning story “Beyond Breath” published on BeyondBreathProject.com. They will receive a $2,600 scholarship. Western Kentucky University’s journalism department will receive a matching grant, as do the journalism departments of all scholarship winners.
Other winning multimedia teams:
2nd place, $2,000 award, Isabella Bartolucci, Katherine Fitzgerald, Melissa Key, Morgan McCloy, Emily Rhyne, Mary Stevens, Hannah Peterson, Karla Towle, Caitlin Owens, Alexis Balinski, Caroline Pate, Ethan Butler, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
3rd place, $1,500 award, Morgan Smith, Isabella Bartolucci, Sarah Cheever, Sarah Shaw, Grace Farson, Catherine Hemmer, Cam Robert, Lydia Thompson, Olivia Kretschmer, Callaghan O’Hare, Robert Berges, Elizabeth Mondoza, Evan McGillivray, Kristi Walker, Hrisanthi Kroi, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
4th Place, $1,000 award, Lucas Esposito, Wynnona Loredo, Tiffany Randle, Leah Arzu, Chang yue Xie, David Hawkins, Matthew Delgado, Trevor Stamp, Stephanie Murguia, Luis Rivas, Lena Nasiri, Lauren Reyes, Hayley Hill, California State University, Northridge
5th Place, $1,000 award, Gracie Ryan, Kristin Kirkland, Bronte Wittpenn, Mikensi Romersa, Sam Belanger, Rachel Leathe, Kyle Massick, Kevin Kenly, Rebekah Moderie, Ashley Stidham, Jessie Mazur, Braelynn Luedtke, University of Montana.
6th place, Kreable Young, Sam Osborne, Cameron Love, Mike Clark, Tyler Essary, Shelley Owens, Luke Franke, Western Kentucky University.
7th place, Shelby Wolfe, Mara Klecker, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
8th place, Joseph Schaefer, Ed Newton, Temple University.
9th place, Carley Hull, Tong Guan, Alicia Crabtree, Celia Fernandez, Audrey Fletcher, Melanie Nesteruk, David Hrvatin, Daniel Moore, Carrie Blazina, Hongting Li, Tyler Singleton, Haley Phillippi, Jacob Byk, Kent State University.
10th Place, Elora Overbey, Mary Jane Schulte, University of Oregon.
The Multimedia judges are: Tiffany Campbell, Managing Editor, Digital, WBUR 90.9, Arlington, VA; Sue Morrow, Assistant Multimedia Director, Sacramento Bee, CA; Kate O’Brian, President, Al Jazeera America, New York, NY.
Western Kentucky University has won the Intercollegiate Multimedia Competition with the highest accumulated student points. WKU is followed by: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Arizona State University; University of Nebraska-Lincoln; University of Missouri; University of Oregon; Pennsylvania State University; Syracuse University; Temple University; and University of Montana. The top three winners earn $10,000, $4,000 and $2,000 respectively.
Contact: Jan Watten