Hearst Multimedia IV Winners Names



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 106 undergraduate journalism programs at universities across the nation are eligible to participate.

First Place has been awarded to University of Nebraska’s Andrew Dickinson and Mary-Ellen Kennedy for their entry “Ethiopians”  published in DailyNebraskan.com.  They will receive a $2,600 scholarship.

The University of Nebraska’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, Christina Serrano, Nicole Yang, and Ariana van den Akker, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

3rd place, $1,500 award, Alyssa Orr, Elizabeth Frantz, Zack Conkle, Luke Sharrett , Kelly Lafferty, Chris Wilson, Chris Fryer, Lauren Lorance, Megan Tan, Sarah Gerace, Leslye Davis, Sam Oldenburg, Western Kentucky University

4th Place, $1,000 award, Stephen Mitchell and Pamela Tseng, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

5th Place, $1,000 award, Jon Augustine and Kaylee Everly, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

6th place, Estee Beck, Sarah Brown-Cohen, Rob Copeland, Caitlyn Finnegan, Nicole Greiner, Steve Johnson, Alex Kaufman, George Pappas, Melissa Pender, Matthew Riva, Ali Robertson, Jillian Rogers, and David Tintner, University of Florida

7th place,  Robert Downs and Joe Michaud-Scorza, University of Minnesota

8th place, Tia Castaneda, Ellie Cano, Kylee Gauna, Jessie McDonough, Maycie Thornton, Channing Turner, Colton Shone, Aldo Vazquez, Laura Yanez and Alysson Zepeda, Arizona State University

9th place, Rachelle Hacmac, Lorie Anne Acio, Edwin Oullette, Lauren Jow, Anthony Rimel, Katie Burke, and Branden Fitzpatrick, University of Oregon

10th Place, Daniel Brenner, Amanda Bromwich, Evan Bush, Adam Falk, Andrew Feiler, Michelle Flandreau, Campbell Massie, Catherine O’Neill, Alex Rozier, Alex Ruppenthal, Kyle Stokes, and Zach Wade, U. of Missouri

The Multimedia judges are:  Cory Tolbert Haik, Executive Producer, News, Innovations and Strategic Projects, The Washington Post, Arlington, VA; Geri Migielicz, Executive Editor, Story4, Ben Lomond, CA; and Jennifer Sizemore, VP/ Editor-in-Chief, msnbc.om, Executive Producer, NBC News, Redmond, WA.

Western Kentucky University has won the Intercollegiate Multimedia Competition with the highest accumulated student points.  WKU is followed by: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; University of Missouri; University of Nebraska; University of Montana; Arizona State University; Pennsylvania State University; Syracuse University; University of Florida; and University of Oregon.

The top finalists’ winning work can be viewed in the monthly winners section of the website.


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Jan Watten,